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Tourism in Crete

Tourism is the most dynamic economic sector in Crete. The growing demand for tourist infrastructure has led to expansive construction work and investments on large hotel complexes. For many tourists, Crete's main lure is its long coastline, which boasts swaths of stunning beaches and picturesque bays. However, there is so much more to this island and so much of it remains largely untouched and unvisited by tourists. Here you'll come across picturesque villages, majestic mountains and peaceful monasteries, regions blessed with a variety of historical and cultural monuments and magical landscapes of unique natural beauty.

The tourist industry is constantly developing in order to upgrade its services and help visitors experience the beauty of this island, which has become a classic tourist destination.