About the place



Crete, the largest of the Greek islands, is rich in ancient and modern Mediterranean cultures.   Apart from the archaeological sites, the museums, and the spectacular scenery, it is an island with a reputation for hospitality and good food.  The University of Crete is located in two towns on the north coast of the island: Rethymnon and Heraklion.  Both towns claim to a lively society and offer a host of social and cultural events and activities to meet the varied interests of all visitors.


For information on Greece and Crete:

Hellenic Tourist Organization

Crete Regional Authority



For detailed information on the cultural and social life of each town - including the sights, events, accommodation and maps - as well as the services offered by the local authorities, see the Municipality sites:   

Rethymnon Municipality                             

Heraklion Municipality 


Centre of Teaching and Learning Training of the Trainers (TOTT) (79)