Why Cretan Health

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Crete and Health

From Ancient times Crete has possessed a great tradition in Health Care, Medicine and Well Being. Not only for treatments concerning the Body but also the Mind and the Psyche.

Asclepius son of Apollo and god of Health whose symbol a snake on a stick remains the symbol of Medicine, had many disciples on Crete who cured ill people in the Asclepiads (today we would say private clinics).

In Minoan times, thermal springs, medicinal herbs, incubation, short or long stays in the Asclepiads, were popular treatments in order to cure Body, Mind or both.

We must add that a great importance was given to the body Aesthetics & Plasticity. We note this not only on the frescoes of the Minoan palaces on Crete but also in the collections of the Archeological Museums of Iraklion & Chania through: La Parisienne, the Princesses, the Prince of Lilies, the Bull Leaping, etc. One can notice the small waist, the fluidity of line, and the vitality of character bestowed on every painted figure.

Minoan stylistic conventions emphasized elasticity, plasticity and dynamic motion aiming at revealing the freshness of elegance. Those characteristics were achieved only through extensive& intensive health care.

Nowadays, we the people of Crete are proud to have on our island one of the most famous Schools of Medicine in Europe with such famous Faculty members as: Professor Vardas the President of the European Society of Cardiology, Professor Palikaris the President of the European Cataract Society and former Faculty Member of the Medical School of Zurich, Professor Tosca former Research Fellow of the Medical Schools of Lyon, Berlin, London, California, Professor Plaitakis former Professor of Neurology at the Medical School of Mount Sinai New York and many others. In such an institutional scientific environment Health Care & Medicine are by definition nothing but EXCELLENT and at least as good as the best in your country.

On Crete every kind of illness is treated locally without needing to repatriate the sick person. All international insurance companies and N.H.S. trust the Cretan Medical Structure and have Medical agreements with it.

Every year 3.000.000 tourists come to Crete for their holidays. If they get sick or are injured, they are treated locally quickly & safely, either by General Practitioners or in our Public Hospitals or Private Clinics.

 

A PRIVATE CLINIC IN CHANIA

 

The Health Care Structure on Crete

The population of Crete is about 800.000 inhabitants, according to official statistical Data. During summer it becomes 1.100.000 people per week. It is the average per week of 3.000.000 tourists during 7 months, added to the local population.

Crete has:

 

Few private clinics & public hospitals on Crete

hospitals on Crete

You, your Health and your Well Being on Crete

As you will spend your holidays on Crete. It is an opportunity for you to take advantage of your stay and visit through CRETAN HEALTH: a Dental Surgeon for Implants or other Dental Care, a Dermatologist, a Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon, a Bariatric Specialist, a specialized pathologist for Detox procedures or a Psychologist (all specialized in the UK) or a Psychiatrist.

You can profit from Health Care services combined with Culture, Nature, Sea Side pleasures & Exclusive Cuisine. You can also live like Robinson Crusoe even if there are many thousands of tourists on the island.

We can guide you for health matters on Crete at all destinations: Chania, Iraklion, Rethymnon, and Lassithi.

 

 

DON’T FORGET THAT ON CRETE WITH AT LEAST AS GOOD TREATMENTS BY SURGEONS, GENERAL PRACTITIONERS, OTHER SPECIALISTS, AS THOSE IN YOUR COUNTRY YOU CAN SAVE 30 TO 50% ON COSTS AND AT THE SAME TIME HAVE YOUR SUMMER HOLIDAYS.

ALL OUR NETWORK OF DOCTORS WITH WHOM WE COOPERATE SPEAK (& WRITE) ENGLISH, GERMAN & FRENCH.

A FEW KNOW RUSSIAN. OUR GENERAL MANAGER KNOWS ALSO ARABIC IN ADDITION TO THE ABOVE LANGUAGES.

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