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Recent Past and Present

Harvesting grapes for raisins, Iraklion
Harvesting grapes for raisins, Iraklion
At the end of World War II, Crete began reconstruction while the rest of the country was embroiled in a civil war. Due to this period of peace and also due to its favourable climate, the island became one of the most prosperous areas of Greece with agricultural products becoming a mainstay of Cretan economy.
Today, tourism provides another economic boost to the island. Infrastructure built in the last twenty years accommodates this latest influx of foreigners. The superb climate and diverse beauty of the island beckon to visitors from all over Europe.

Photos of Recent Past and Present:


Traditional handicrafts in the village of Anogia
Traditional handicrafts in the village of Anogia
The village of Kritsa
The village of Kritsa
Matala beach
Matala beach
Malia beach near the archaeological site
Malia beach near the archaeological site
Harvesting grapes for raisins, Iraklion
Harvesting grapes for raisins, Iraklion