Experience a trip to Crete. This large Greek island is located in the south of Greece and are very popular among turists due to it's warm clima, interesting towns and beautiful mountains.
All shots are made during a one week trip to Crete in the beginning of april 2018. I had the pleasure to experience the spectacular old part of the city Chania with a beautiful harbour, to hike in the interesting Lissos gorge, visit the town Hora Sfakion at the sea and to see the amazing Samaria Gorge from a mountain top.
Photographer, editor and sounddesigner: Casper Rolsted
Sony A6300 Mirrorless Digital Camera Body
Samyang 12mm f/2.0 NCS CS lens
Samyang 21mm F1.4 ED AS UMC CS lens
Samyang 50mm F1.2 AS UMC CS lens
Samyang 100mm F2.8 ED UMC MACRO lens
Crete is the most populous island in Greece with a population of more than 600,000 people. Approximately 42% live in Crete's main cities and towns whilst 45% live in rural areas.
Crete is the largest and of the Greek islands, the 88th largest island in the world and the fifth largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, after Sicily, Sardinia, Cyprus, and Corsica. Crete forms a significant part of the economy and cultural heritage of Greece, while retaining its own local cultural traits (such as its own poetry and music). It was once the centre of the Minoan civilisation (c. 2700–1420 BC), which is the earliest known civilisation in Europe.
Crete is one of the most popular holiday destinations in Greece. 15% of all arrivals in Greece come through the city of Heraklion, while charter journeys to Heraklion last year made up 20% of all charter flights in Greece. Overall, more than two million tourists visited Crete last year.
Today, the island's tourism infrastructure caters to all tastes, including a very wide range of accommodation; the island's facilities take in large luxury hotels with their complete facilities, swimming pools, sports and recreation, smaller family-owned apartments, camping facilities and others. Visitors reach the island via two international airports in Heraklion and Chania and a smaller airport in Sitia or by boat to the main ports of Heraklion, Chania, Rethimno, Agios Nikolaos and Sitia.
Popular tourist attractions include the archaeological sites of the Minoan civilisation, the Venetian old city and port of Chania, the Venetian castle at Rethymno, the gorge of Samaria, the islands of Chrysi, Elafonisi, Gramvousa, Spinalonga and the Palm Beach of Vai, which is the largest natural palm forest in Europe.