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CRETE


HEAVEN ON EARTH


Crete is one of the largest islands of Greece. Divided into the prefectures of Chania, Rethymnon, Heraklion and Lassithi. The birthplace of the first Greek and Minoan civilization. The perfect combination of continental and island land is one of the main strengths of Crete. Good organized tourism along with the natural beauty and vibrant tradition is part of Crete charm. It is no coincidence that those who go once in Crete, wants to go again and feels that they belong to Crete. It is an island full of contrasts. With numerous resorts and charming towns. Ancient ruins, museums, caves, castle ruins, beaches and landscapes and warm generous welcoming people is the treasure of Crete. “


Dikteon Andron in Lasithi, Samaria Gorge size 18 km long, the ancient city of Knossos just outside Heraklion, Ancient Festos, the Palm Tree forest  in Vai Lasithi, the Arkadi monastery in Rethymno, the caves at Matala known as Alos Eyes in Heraklion, the Heraklion Archaeological museum, etc.


Highlight is Ancient Knossos. Be sure to visit. It is the most important ancient palace of Crete where the Minoan civilization was born and flourished. Must see in the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion the stunning collection of Minoan jewelery and artwork including the original frescoes of the palace of Knossos.


Crete coasts are multifarious, with small and large bays. Gramvousa, Rodopou, Akrotiri, Sitia, Kissamos, Chania, Heraklion, Elafonisi, Falasarna, Balos and others.


Samaria. The most famous gorge of Crete, which divides the White Mountains. From Omalos, there is access to it where there is a large cave with inland lakes.

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