To visit Crete: nothing could be easier as the destination is close to France (Belgium and Switzerland too) and financially accessible for vacations. On the spot, many things to do like visiting archaeological sites (like the ruins of the archaeological site of Knossos, not far from Heraklion!). But Crete, island of Greece, is also many small Greek villages in the mountains, with incredible charm, as well as seaside resorts such as: Agios Nikolaos, Hersonissos, Chania (or Chania in Greek) and its alleys with the Venetian vestiges, the lagoon of Balos, Malia, Elounda, Sitia, Kissamos, Georgioupoli, Rethymnon, the ancient monastery of Spinalonga or Sfakia! Visiting Crete also means outdoor adventures in the Samaria Gorge, magnificent hikes in Elafonisi, excursions to its satellite Greek islands, which are also part of Greece (what about the ferry to Santorini?)… Finally, to visit Crete in 7 days or less is obviously to indulge in swimming and lounging by the sea on the most beautiful sandy beaches and coves of the big Cretan island!