If you ever have the chance to go sailing in the Adriatic, take it. We spent a week on a catamaran with one of my best childhood friends and it was pure magic. The weather was sunny and warm, the water was heart-wrenchingly gorgeous, and the scenery was straight out of a travel magazine.
When tourists flock to Crete, they are likely making the trip for several reasons. Ancient Minoan and Greek archaeological sites abound, and delightfully fresh seafood and expertly grilled meats are available everywhere. However, the island’s intense natural beauty is perhaps the most compelling reason to visit.