Video: Crete as you've never seen it

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Agia Galini - Crete
Agia Galini - Crete

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Cute Creta from joerg daiber on Vimeo.

Crete is Greece's largest (and arguably most fascinating) island and the fifth largest in the Mediterranean. Visitors particularly love it because of its remarkable history, which is evident across the island, from the mountain village of Krista with its beautiful Byzantine church, to the former leper colony of Spinalonga.

Top sites for any visitor include the Samiaran Gorge on the west coast and Knossos, an excavated Minoan town that is considered Europe's oldest city.

The clever little tilt-shift video above gives a quirky look at some of the island's best bits. If it inspires you, check out our slideshow below for even more reasons to go Greek in 2014...