Cretan hospitality

Crete has a very long history of hospitality. The open heart and hospitality are likely part of the DNA of the Cretans. They probably inherited it from Zeus Xenios, the ancient protector of hospitality. The perception of hospitality has had a timeless significance in Cretan culture and tradition.

In ancient Greece, Crete was a destination visited by every traveler or philosopher. Epicurus, Apollonius, Aristotle, and Plato had also visited the island and had written about Cretan hospitality.

Today, hospitality remains one of the most important values of Crete. In every corner of the island, you will find people who will be willing to help you by giving you the best advice and serving you local dishes and drinks. You have nothing but to discover how warm and sincere Cretan hospitality is.