Crete

Crete Attractions

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Archanes

The ruins of Archanes speak poignantly of Crete’s Minoan past. The archaeological site and museum here exhibit coffins and musical instruments, ornamental ...  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

Chania Old Town

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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

Cretaquarium

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

Frangokastello

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

Frangokastello Beach

With its long sandy beaches and shallow waters, Frangokastello beach is among the island’s most popular, and the sleepy seaside resort has retained its ...  Read more

Hania

Crete’s former capital is perhaps its most idyllic town. With its intertwined Venetian and Ottoman legacy, there’s an east and west magic to its grand harbor, ...  Read more

Heraklion Archaeological Museum

Second in size and importance to the National Archaeological Museum in Athens, the Heraklion Archaeological Museum houses the most magnificent collection of ...  Read more

Historical Museum of Crete

The Historical Museum of Crete collects and preserves valuable archaeological, ethnographic and historical material from Crete’s more recent past. The A.G. ...  Read more

Imbros Gorge

An easier and less crowded alternative to the famous Samaria gorge, the nearby Imbros Gorge is none-the-less impressive – an ancient mule trail cutting ...  Read more

Koules Fortress

Situated at the end of the Heraklion’s inner harbor near the Old Harbor jetty is the Koules Fortress. Koules is the Turkish name for the fortress but the ...  Read more

Kournas Lake

With its shimmering azure waters framed by the rocky peaks of the surrounding White Mountains, Kournas Lake is the island’s only freshwater lake and the ...  Read more

Kourtaliotiko Gorge

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

Lion Square & Morosini Fountain

Lion Square is a central hub for both tourists and locals. It is a great place to people-watch, have a pastry at one of the many cafes or check out the ...  Read more

Loggia

Currently, the Venetian Loggia is the home to the Heraklion City Hall but it was once the clubhouse of the local nobility. Its past and former lives are quite ...  Read more

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