After the end of World War II, Crete began a reconstruction effort at a time when the rest of Greece was torn apart by the Civil War. Because of this period of peace and the wonderful climate of Crete, the island soon became one of the richest areas of the country. Agricultural products became the power supply of the economy of the island. Nowadays tourism has marked a new era of economic growth on the island. Over the last twenty years several hotels have been built in order to offer accommodation to thousands of tourists, as the mild climate and the diverse beauty of the island attract numerous visitors every year from all over Europe.
Recent Past and Present