Crete and its villages.
28 miles from the cities of Heraklion and Rethymnon, the village of Anogia sets itself apart with its picturesque squares and narrow, flower-filled streets.© Karapas / 123RF
With its narrow, flower-filled streets and white walls, this traditional mountain village is a well-kept secret.© laws / 123RF
Byzantine churches are sometimes locked shut. If you would like to visit them, just ask the village's inhabitants for the whereabouts of the key.© Abbphoto / 123RF
The families living in the villages still produce wonderful Cretan dishes that are really not to be missed. olive oil, vinegar and wine.© lsantilli / 123RF
Many growers living in areas set back from the main tourist zones open their doors to tourists.© Felker / 123RF