This is the land of Daedalus and Icarus, of Minoan civilisation, famous frescoes, the home of El Greco and Kazantzakis, author of ‘Zorba the Greek’. This island, the largest in Greece, separates the Aegean from the Libyan Sea, marking the boundary between Europe and Africa. Crete measures over two hundred and fifty kilometres from east to west, with majestic mountains, contrasting with steep gorges and miles of coastline, quaint villages smothered in greenery and idyllic fishing ports. It is not accidental that the ancient Greeks believed Crete to be the birthplace of Zeus. Some of the most luxurious and modern hotels in Europe, equipped with superb conference facilities, are located on the island, which justify Crete being known as one of the most sought-after destination suitable for all kinds of events.