Crete Attractions

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Palace of Knossos

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 53 Reviews

The best place to capture the mystery and magic of Crete’s ancient Minoan civilization is the ruins of Knossos, just outside Heraklion. The secrets of this ...  Read more

Chania Old Town

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 5 Reviews

Lying on the north coast of Crete just west of Heraklion, Chania is Crete’s most charming old town and also one of its most historic areas. Mosques, ...  Read more

Acqua Plus Water Park

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

Acqua Plus Water Park is the most popular water park on the island of Crete, and it is located less than 20 miles from Heraklion. It's situated on a hill ...  Read more

Marathi Beach

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Marathi Beach is located about 10 miles east of Chania in the western part of the island of Crete. Marathi is a small but popular resort village in the region ...  Read more

White Mountains (Lefka Ori)

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Capped with snow throughout the winter months and sculpted by steep limestone cliffs, dramatic gorges and high desert valleys, the mighty White Mountains ...  Read more

Samaria Gorge

4.5 star rating: Recommended 37 Reviews

Samaria Gorge is legendary amongst hikers, with more than 1,000 walkers hitting the rugged river valley trail daily in summer. Europe’s longest gorge offers a ...  Read more

Chrissi Island

4 star rating: Recommended 1 Review

Chrissi Island sits about 9 miles south of the town of Ierapetra on Crete. It is 4.35 miles long and 1.25 miles across at its widest point. The island is a ...  Read more


4 star rating: Recommended 27 Reviews

For centuries the island of Spinalonga has been known for its Venetian fortress, and more recently it was the setting for the 2005 novel 'The Island' by ...  Read more


3 star rating: Worth doing 2 Reviews

With its sawtooth walls and square crenellated towers at each corner, the well-preserved Venetian castle of Frangokastello is straight from the pages of a ...  Read more

Imbros Gorge

1 star rating: I do not recommend this 1 Review

Imbros Gorge is located in the countryside of western Crete. It is one of the most popular gorges for hikers on the island. It's popular for many reasons ...  Read more

Kourtaliotiko Gorge

1 star rating: I do not recommend this 1 Review

A vast canyon burrowing between the Kouroupis and Xiro Oros mountains, the Kourtaliotiko Gorge is among Crete’s most dramatic natural attractions – running ...  Read more

Agios Nikolaos

Sitting on the crescent of Mirabello Bay, Ag Nick is a buzzy and contemporary seaside resort nestled around Lake Voulismeni, which links to the town’s massive ...  Read more

Amazonas Park

An unexpected find for families on an island largely dedicated to sun worship and ancient ruins, Amazonas Park is located along a scenic drive through olive ...  Read more

Arkadi Monastery

Perched on a 500-meter high plateau with a backdrop of hillside vineyards, ancient olive groves and the distant peak of Mt Ida, it’s easy to see why the ...  Read more


As stated in the address, Crete’s aquarium is located on the edge of a former U.S. Air Force station. There is a beach nearby to create a full day of activity. ...  Read more

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