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Kato Zakros

City: Kato Zakros in/near Crete
Category: Sightseeing

This is Crete’s Far East: a barren, rocky landscape, austere and appealing at the same time. The shimmering... more

Knossos

City: Knossos in/near Crete
Category: Sightseeing

The largest palace and archaeological site on the island attracts floods of tourists on an annual basis.... more

Rethymnon

City: Rethymno in/near Crete
Category: Sightseeing

The town is arguably among one of the island’s most popular attractions. Here, Turkish, Venetian and... more

Chania

City: Chania in/near Crete
Category: Sightseeing

The town west of Crete is a real highlight and appears more authentic than Rethimnon. By strolling through... more

Ágios Nikolaos

City: Agios Nikolaos in/near Crete
Category: Sightseeing

As soon as sunset begins in Ágios Nikolaos, the time has come to stroll along the water front while... more

Arkadi Monastery

City: Arkadi in/near Crete
Category: Sightseeing

The name of this monastery represents the unrestrained quest for freedom found among Cretans and is the... more

Heraklion

City: Iraklio in/near Crete
Category: Sightseeing

At first sight, the most important city on the island appears rather ugly. However, once you approach... more

Morosini Fountain

City: Iraklio in/near Crete
Category: Sightseeing

In the evening hours, the plaza in front of the Morosini fountain is full of flaneurs. This is where... more

Venetian Port of Chania

City: Chania in/near Crete
Category: Sightseeing

It seems like a stage scenery and is one of the most beautiful ports of Greece. In addition, several... more

Fortezza in Rethymnon

City: Rethymno in/near Crete
Category: Sightseeing

The plan of the Venetians failed! As they erected the massive fortification above the coast of a small... more

Gortis

City: Gortys in/near Crete
Category: Sightseeing

About 25 mi (40 km) south of Heraklion, amid wide-spread olive groves in the Mesara Plain, lies the... more

Frangokastello

City: Frangokastello in/near Crete
Category: Sightseeing

At the south coast of Crete, about 6 mi (10 km) east of Chora Sfakion, the Frangokastello rises right... more

Monastery of Preveli

City: Agios Vasilios in/near Crete
Category: Sightseeing

The monastery located above the south coast east of Plakias is not only one of the most idyllic but also... more

Moni Toplou

City: Palekastro in/near Crete
Category: Sightseeing

Moni Toplou is one of Crete’s most impressive monasteries. Inhabited by a few monks, the well-fortified... more

Gournia

City: Gournia in/near Crete
Category: Sightseeing

The excavation site of Gournia, 12 mi (20 km) southeast of Agios Nikolaos, is often described as “the... more

Samaria Farangi

City: Samariás Farángi in/near Crete
Category: Sightseeing

A river has created an approximately 11 mi (18 km) long gorge penetrating Crete’s White Mountains:... more

Spinalonga

City: Spinalonga in/near Crete
Category: Sightseeing

The tiny island in the Gulf of Mirabello has an important history: Until the beginning of the 1960s,... more

Nikos Kazantzakis Museum

City: Myrtia in/near Crete
Category: Sightseeing

He was no doubt the most popular writer of Crete: Nikos Kazantzakis (1883-1957). His novel Alexis Sorbas... more

Moni Chrissoskalitissa

City: Elafonisi in/near Crete
Category: Sightseeing

In the far southwest of Crete, the bright white 19th-century monastery of Chrissoskalitissa rises on... more

Sfentoni (Sfentoni's Hole)

City: Zoniana in/near Crete
Category: Sightseeing

The huge Sfentoni Cave at the foothills of Mount Ida is known as one of the most beautiful stalactite... more

Imbros Gorge

City: Imbros in/near Crete
Category: Sightseeing

Today it can hardly be imagined that goods on the way from the north coast to the remote village of Chora... more

Agia Triada

City: Agia Triada in/near Crete
Category: Sightseeing

Not far from Phaistos, archeologists have discovered the remains of the Minoan palace of Agia Triada.... more

Lassithi Plateau

City: Oropedio Lasithiou in/near Crete
Category: Sightseeing

Until the 1980s, the fertile plateau of the Dikti mountain range was a picturesque sight with about 10,000... more

Heraklion Archaeological Museum

City: Iraklio in/near Crete
Category: Sightseeing

Priceless objects of art are exhibited here – arranged chronologically and presented in a wonderful... more

Festos

City: Festos in/near Crete
Category: Sightseeing

What a location! And what a view of Mount Ida! On an elevation of the Mesara Plain you can find the impressive... more

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