Greece is both an enchanting and fascinating destination, and is widely considered the birthplace of western civilisation. Art and history can be found in abundance, as its cities and towns are home to some of the world's most admired architecture.
Greece has also been the setting for many mythical stories and famous tales – from the legend of Troy to the battle of the Spartans.
With 1,400 offshore islands including the historic Crete, magnificent Santorini and peaceful Paros, a tour to the mainland can easily be combined with an island itinerary.
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Located east of the capital, Heraklion, Agios Nikolaos is a coastal town which is a popular tourist destination for visitors to the island. There is a small harbour which offers connections to other towns in Crete and there are several beaches.