This is one of my favorite things about Crete - that the food is so fresh you can pick them right off the tree and eat them! Our taxi driver made a stop to his favorite fig tree, climbed the tree, and gave us all figs to eat as he was showing us around.
During the Venetian occupation of Crete, the area was commonly used to harvest salt. It was also used as a leper colony. Now, the island is a top residence for tourists, who love exploring the pebbled beaches and old fortress that once housed Greece’s lepers. Now it is the most popular archaeological site in Crete after Knossos. Pretty eerie, but totally worth checking out.