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Crete - Sense the authentic

Crete is one of Greece’s most famous islands and is not just a popular destination in the summer, but all year round.

What makes Crete unique?

It is more than the beauty, the history, the incredible authentic cuisine and the friendly and hospitable people. It is also its authenticity.

With the central message “Sense the Authentic” the campaign invites visitors to discover everything that composes the unique experience of Crete. It encourages them to feel and experience with all their senses the hospitality, offered by the residents and the professionals of tourism, through the passion and love for their work but also the innate moral obligation to offer the “best” and, above all, the “true”.

Crete is the southernmost island in Europe has ‘everything’! With more than 1,000 kilometres of coastline, rich history and aromas & flavours that fascinate, Crete, welcomes visitors with safe open arms, especially during this unprecedented time.

As the regional governor of Crete, Stavros Arnaoutakis pointed out: “Holidays are the dream of young children in their paintings, the time of fun for young people, the opportunity to relax for adults. Holidays in Crete are authentic! The people, their lively smile, the unique flavours, the “conversation” with yesterday in the monuments of culture, the contact with nature, compose an authentic landscape from one end of Crete to the other. The island of hospitality invites you and awaits you to live the dream, to enjoy the grandeur of a unique place. Crete is here and promises to give visitors, powerful experiences that awaken the senses.”

On Saturday during a visit to Santorini, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced that Greece is ready to welcome tourists this summer with priority to health safety.

“When the summer tourist season comes full circle,” said Mitsotakis, “we will be able to say that we did not just manage the first wave of the pandemic in an exemplary way, but that we also set the bar very high on how we can reopen tourism safely – above all else,” he exclaimed.

When asked if opening the country to visitors might jeopardise the government’s efforts to contain the coronavirus pandemic, Mitsotakis said that “there is no risk-free approach…we are doing the best we can” and emphasised that the economy will operate under “very robust guidelines” enforcing social distancing and other measures, such as mandatory wearing of masks in transport as well as by all catering personnel.

“I believe the worst (of the pandemic) is over and I don’t think a full lockdown will be necessary…in case of a localised outbreak, we have the medical and civil protection infrastructure in place to tackle it safely and efficiently,” Mitsotakis said.

Driving is the best way to explore Crete’s beautiful landmarks. Book Your Car Rental Online today. Take in everything from historic villages and archaeological sites to stunning coastal scenery and beautiful beaches.

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