Crete Island Things to Do

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  • 1. Chania (City)

    With markets selling all kinds and qualities of leather goods and a really interesting indoor food market Chania Town is worth a visit just for the shopping. The harbour is beautiful with an old...

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  • 2. Knossos

    Knossos was undeniably the capital of Minoan Crete.Knossos was inhabited for several thousand years, beginning with a neolithic settlement sometime in the seventh millennium BC, and was abandoned...

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  • 3. Heraklion (City)

    Make no mistake, this is not a poor cousin of the Archaeological museum, in terms of artifacts anyway. We actually stumbled into it by mistake but thought it was an excellent venue. We rated it the...

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  • 4. Hersonissos

    Every Monday their is a cretan night in the Old village Chersonissos,its a few kilometers away from the center of chersonissos.It can be reach by walking to also enjoy the view,but its a little...

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  • 5. Samaria Gorge

    I walked the Samaria Gorge a little over 15 years ago. It is one of the most spectacular walks I have ever done. Ever changing wonderful and glorious vistas; cool mountain streams, from which you...

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  • 6. Lasithi Prefecture

    I went to Lassithi with the original purpose of going to the Lassithi Plateau to view the windmills as I had seen old pictures where the plateau was filled with working windmills and it looked...

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  • 7. Rethymnon (City)

    Walk around the streets of Rethimno is very nice especially in the evening when you can end your walk in one of the nice Greek taverns and restaurants. In the Old Town of Rethimno there are a lot of...

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  • 8. Agios Nikolaos

    Capital of the province of Lassithi, Agios Nikolaos is one of the longest-established resort towns located on the East of the island. Protected by mountains Agios Nikolaos enjoys a fabulous setting...

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  • 9. Spinalonga

    When we arrived at Spinalonga, it got a whole lot better for Lorraine, who purportedly is only tolerant of my archaeological interests. The fort, built over earlier ruins by the Venetians, is largely...

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  • 10. Matala

    The best way to get around is to hire a car and to get a good road map. the main roads are fine and driving to Matala will not be a problem on them, if you try and cut across the mountains through the...

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  • 11. Gouves

    While Gouves may not be centrally located, it did not matter since we wanted to rent a car so we could access many of the more remote parts of Crete. Driving in Crete was quite a pleasure, the drivers...

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  • 12. Rethymnon Prefecture

    IT is a great road trip to take from Chania or Rethymno. Road to Argiroupolis is quite scenic and narrow, so you get to slow down and enjoy Crete. Argiroupolis is still close to the beach (via...

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  • 13. Trips to Santorini

    Santorini is another great day trip to take while on Crete. You can take a boat from Rethymno, Chania or Heraklio or a speedboat like catamaran from Heraklio or Chania. It is not a cheap way to spend...

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  • 14. Phaistos (Festos)

    The area of Phaistos was inhabited from around 4000BC, and holds a south-central position on the Island, about 5.6 kilometers inland. The city, along with its sister-site Hagia Triada, had its own...

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  • 15. Chania Prefecture

    Actually Elafonissi is the name of the little island situated in front of this long narrow strip of sand. They are separated by a shallow canal of water, walking on it you will wet just your knees....

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  • 16. Malia

    Intending visitors to the Minoan Palace Ruins near Malia should note that that the site is closed until April 2010. We attempted to visit them on Saturday January 31st 2010, having noted advertised...

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  • 17. Preveli

    At Preveli beach you can put your feet into a river first and after into the sea (or viceversa). I discovered Prevely beach by chance. After my visit to the monastery I walked a little and I found a...

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  • 18. Sitia

    Once you reach the waterfront in Sitia you'll spot the long sandy beach curving around the bay to the east. It's a very long beach which is clean and with a gently slope into the water. It seemed to...

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  • 19. Kritsa

    The travel agent who I bought all my island hopping ferry tickets from at Piraeus strongly recommended visiting Ayios Nikolaos which is in the north east of Crete - only about 45 minutes from Iraklion...

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  • 20. Gortyn / Gortys

    Gortyn was probably my favourite of all the historic sites we visited in Crete. We visited here twice during our stay, the first time we looked at the parts of the site you are actually told about and...

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  • 21. Falasarna

    This beach was wonderful when it was empty until approx. 11am, then the masses of tourists came and I didn't enjoy it any longer. Might be much better to visit it in spring or autumn. The sea is...

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  • 22. Frangocastello

    After a rough old 1 1/2 hour ride from Kalives through the mountains we made it south. Luckily the EU seems to have given Crete money to build a new road from North to South, so the road is now much...

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  • 23. Lake Kournas

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    A fresh water lake in the hills above the resort of Yeoryeopouli. The first time I came here (20 years back) we walked from the resort of Yeoryeopouli - allow an hour - and it was getting dark when...

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  • 24. Elafonisi island

    Elafonissi is a small islet on the southwest of Crete. It is connected to the beach with a shallow reef (max. depth 1 meter) that allows crossing when the sea is calm. There are only a couple of...

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  • 25. Ierapetra

    It is a very very nice place to sea.. all the trip from Selakano, is in the forest (pines)! you pass 2 springs with gold and good for drink water ("pano" and "kato Psihro").. Neraidogoula (the word...

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There is so much to do on Crete, exploring ancient ruins, walking through lovely countryside, climbing mountains, eating great food or just relaxing and soaking up the sun, there is something for...

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