Endless sandy beaches, crystal clear waters and years of culture to explore – this is Crete as you see it in tourist brochures. But, Crete harbors a hidden gem that not many know about. As the largest of the Greek islands, Crete has a seemingly endless expanse of snow in the winter that provides an exotic ski experience. The rolling hills of Mount Ida will have the pulse of every ski touring enthusiast beating a little faster. The mountains of Crete overflow with tourists in the summertime, but are deserted in the winter. During the climbs and descents, you will enjoy views over the oceans of Crete to the north and the Libyan oceans to the south. In the evening, Greek hospitality will allow you to forget about the physical exertion of the day on skis, and relax with ease.