Top 10 Crete - the best things to visit

The island of Crete and its friendly people welcomes you and wish you a wonderful stay!!!!Whether your visit is for relaxation or to explore and discover the many hidden treasures of the island,you will not be disappointed by the diversity of the landscape,the rugged mountains,the endless beaches with the turquoise seas and with the many cities,towns and villages.Live the essence and the heartbeat of the island and discover the island you will never forget!!!

Top Ten Sightseeing in Crete

1.Knossos Palace - Ancient Knossos

Knossos is the largest of the preserved Minoan Palaces and thought to be the centre of Minoan Civilization.It is lies just south of Heraklion city.The site is open Mon-Sat 0800-1900 and Sun 0800-1500.Entrance fees 6euros .Free entrance on Sundays in winter periods Nov-Mar.

2.Samaria Gorge

A 16Km walk,Samaria Gorge,in south west Crete in the perfecture of Chania, is one of the longest gorges in all Greece.The Samaria Gorge is a National Park and boasts magnificent flaura and fauna.

3.Heraklion Archaeological Museum

It is located in the centre of Heraklion city and his exhibits cover a period of 5000 years, from neolithic era to Graeco Roman period and its large collection of Minoan art examples are the best in the world.Museum is open on Mon 1300-2000 ,Tue-Sat 0800-2000 and Sun and National holidays 0800-1500.

4.Chania Old Town and the Harbour

Chania is situated in the North West of Crete.The main attraction is the beautiful old town of Chania with its Venetian Harbour lined with cafes ,restaurants and winding cobbled alleyways.

5.Lassithi Plateau and the Dikteon Cave

The Lassithi Plateau is a huge fertile plain,covering around 25000 sq.kilometres,in the Diktians Mountains in the eastern prefecture of Lassithi.Hundreds of white windmills were used to irrigate the patchwork of green and yellow fields wich make up the fertile plateau.It is the highest Plateau in Greece up to 800m.The impressive Dikteon Cave is situated at a height of 1025m ,west of the village of Psyhro, on the side of a mountain above the beautiful Plateau of Lassithi.

6.City of Aghios Nikolaos

It is situated in eastern Crete, 70kms east of Heraklion city and is the capital of Lassithi area.The town is built around a picturesque lake which is connected to the sea by a short canal.Cafes,restaurants and bars abound on every street corner.The town even boasts its own beach next to the centre.This sandy beach-Kitroplatia beach-is lined with cafes and tavernas.

7.Anogia village and Zoniana Cave

This large mountain village stands at an altitude of 750m on the side of Mountain Psiloritis in the central area of Rethymno.Don t miss the nearby Cave of Zoniana which is considered one of the best caves in all Crete with its amazing stalagmites and stalaktites.

8.Lake Kournas,Argyroupolis and Ancient Lappa

Situated between Chania and Rethymno Lake Kournas is the only natural freshwater lake in all Crete.A few kilometers away is the village of Argyroupolis.This pretty village is built on the ancient site of Lappa and consists of two parts, the upper and the lower village.

9.Elounda and Spinalonga island

Lying just 10km from Aghios Nikolaos is the Elounda Gulf.This gulf is renowed from its luxury hotels and it is here that the rich and famous, from royalty to celebrities,holiday in style in private luxurious villas and suites,yet the small fishing port of Elounda still retains much of its old charm.Spinalonga island is a small island situated just of the coast of Elounda and Plaka in the Mirabello Bay.

10.Loutro

This small village is situated in south west Crete, on the coast between the villages of Hora Sfakion and Agia Roumeli.It can be reached only by boat or on foot, there are no roads to or from the village and this is one of its main charms.

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