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KNOSSOS
KNOSSOS

Knossos is the site of the most important and better known palace of Minoan civilization. According to tradition, it was the seat of the legendary king Minos. more ...


PLATANIAS SMALL FISHING HARBOUR
Platanias Village is situated on the western part of Crete just 10 kilometers from the City of Chania. It is an attractive holiday resort with quality hotels, e

Platanias Village is situated on the western part of Crete just 10 kilometers from the City of Chania. It is an attractive holiday resort with quality hotels, e more ...


Crete. The lowest end of Greece and Europe. The birthplace of civilization all around the world. The island with consecutive alterations of sceneries attracts visitors and offers a trip to yesterday, that everyone would want to keep as a lifetime experience...

Crete is the biggest island in Greece. It is situated among Aegean and Libyan Sea. It is the crossroad between East and West, Africa and Europe.

Due to this strategic location, Crete was always the bone of contention for the strongs of every era. The geographic location as and the contact with different civilizations, attributed to the special culture of this island. Cretians are famous for their hospitality (Xenios - Zeus, the god of hospitality, was born in Crete), their love towards country and preservation of customs.

It is an island that has everything. High mountains (Psiloritis, Lefka Ori, Dikti), beautiful beaches washed by the Cretan and Libyan Sea. Fertile grounds where, the famous cretan citrus fruits are cultivated. The endless olive groves produce the fine cretan olive oil, while also known is the cretan wine from the island's vineyards. Everywhere you turn your sight, you will see historic monuments that reveal the island's history.

Administratively, Crete is divided into four prefectures (Chania, Rethymno, Heraklion, Lasithi). All prefectures or if you wish, all towns and villages, are ideal for touring. They all have unseen beauties and important sites to see.

Getting to Crete should not be to expensive, look around for cheap plane tickets, and save your money for fine dinning and sight seeing. All around Crete you will find luxurious hotel units, apartments and rooms to let, which in combination to the exemplary hospitality of people, create the idyllic conditions for unforgettable holidays. As for entertainment, all you have to know is that music and dancing have a long tradition on the island. In the homeland of lyre and mantinada (type of singing in rhymes), you will have the time of your life drinking raki (cretan grape spirit)!

Beach umbrellas
Church sunset
Mesa Pigadia beach
Crete donkey
Crete tomatoes
Fava and tomatoes
FORTEZZA
Rethimnon a small Mediterranean city with its Renaissance architecture, Venetian fortress, museums, endless beaches, monasteries and churches, Venetian and Turk

Rethimnon a small Mediterranean city with its Renaissance architecture, Venetian fortress, museums, endless beaches, monasteries and churches, Venetian and Turk more ...


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1 - LA STELLA HOTEL APARTMENTS AND SUITES
2 - PORTO VENEZIANO HOTEL
3 - AXOS HOTEL
4 - CRETA and DELTA HOTELS
5 - PANDORA SUITES
6 - CASA LEONE HOTEL
7 - PALM BEACH HOTEL - APARTMENTS
8 - PORTO DEL COLOMBO
9 - NELI STUDIOS
10 - HALEPA HOTEL
11 - CORAL HOTEL
12 - PEGASUS HOTEL
13 - ANAIS HOTELS
14 - AMPHORA HOTEL
15 - PHAEDRA SUITES HOTEL
16 - LENA HOTEL
17 - HELENA HOTEL
18 - MIRABELLO HOTEL
19 - LIBERTY HOTEL
20 - HERMES HOTEL
21 - GOLDEN SAND
MYRTIA (VARVAROI)
MYRTIA (VARVAROI)

Myrtia (or Varvarie, or Varvaroi) is a traditional village at a distance of about 15 Km south of Heraklion. It is the birth place of the famous author more ...


VILLAGES
- CHANIA PREFECTURE
- CHANIA
- HERAKLION TOWN
- RETHYMNON
- HERAKLION PREFECTURE
- RETHYMNON PREFECTURE
- LASITHI
- AGIOS NIKOLAOS
- PLATANIAS CHANIA
- MALEME CHANIA
- SFAKIA (CHORA SFAKION)
- LAKE KOURNAS
- ELOUNDA
- PLAKIAS
- AGIA GALINI
- NEAPOLIS
- KASTELI
- PALEOHORA
- GAVDOS
- SOUGIA
- MYRTIA (VARVAROI)
- PETROKEFALO

TAVRONITIS
TAVRONITIS

On the way to Kissamos. about 30 Km from Chania. A nice sandy beach. more ...


BEACHES
- PLATANIAS CHANIA
- MALEME CHANIA
- GEORGIOUPOLIS
- CHRISSI AKTI - CHANIA
- K.DARATSO - NEW KYDONIA - CHANIA
- KALATHAS - CHANIA
- AKROTIRI STAVROS - CHANIA
- GERANI - CHANIA
- AGIA MARINA - CHANIA
- AGIOI APOSTOLI - CHANIA
- MALIA
- HERSONISSOS
- PLAKIAS
- MATALA
- TAVRONITIS
- LYGARIA
- NOPIGIA
- KOLYMBARI
- KASTELI
- PALEOHORA
- ELAFONISSOS
- HRISSI GAIDOURONISSI
- SOUGIA
- KOKINOS PYRGOS
- KOUDOURAS
- PREVELI
- KATO STALOS
- MARTSALO
- VATHI
- TRIS EKKLISIES
- TERTSA
- PLATIA PERAMATA
- MYRTOS
- MAKRIS GIALOS
- LISTIS
- DERMATOS
- KALAMAKI
- BALOS
- AGIOS PAVLOS BEACH
- KERATOKAMBOS
- KRIOS
- ORTHI AMMOS
- AGIA FOTIA
- ALMIRIDA
- HIONA
- FALASSARNA BEACH
- GEROPOTAMOS
- KALO HORIO
- KOUREMENOS
- LAKKI
- LIGGRES
- LISSOS
- MARIDATI
- MOCHLOS
- MONONAFTIS
- YALISKARI
- RIXTI
- RODAKINO
- SARAKINIKO
- KATO ZAKROS
- PACHIA AMMOS PALEOCHORA
- POTAMOS GAVDOS
- TRACHOULAS
- TSOUTSOURAS
- MENIES
- PIRGOS
- KISSAMOS
- LOUTRO
- MARMARA
- DOMATA
APTERA
APTERA

Aptera was founded in the Geometric period, although the city is mentioned in the Linear B tablets found at Knossos (A-pa-ta-wa). It reached a peak in more ...


WORTH SEEING
- KNOSSOS
- PHAISTOS
- ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM OF HERAKLEION
- KAZANTZAKIS MUSEUM
- LAKE KOURNAS
- FRAGOKASTELO
- IMVROS GORGE
- AGIOS TITOS
- FORTEZZA
- SPINALONGA
- ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM OF RETHYMNON
- ANCIENT ELEUTHERNA
- HISTORICAL AND FOLK MUSEUM OF RETHYMNON
- ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM OF CHANIA
- NAUTICAL MUSEUM OF CRETE
- HISTORICAL AND FOLK MUSEUM OF GAVALOHORI
- BYZANTINE AND POST-BYZANTINE COLLECTION OF CHANIA
- APTERA
- KYDONIA (ANCIENT CHANIA)
- TOMB IN MATHIOULAKI'S PLOT
- HISTORICAL MUSEUM OF CRETE
- COLLECTION OF ST CATHERINE OF SINAI
- MUSEUM OF CRETAN ETHNOLOGY
- AMNISSOS
- CAVE OF EILEITHYIA
- TYLISSOS
- GORTYN
- MALIA PREHISTORIC SETTLEMENT
- AGHIA TRIADA
- LEBENA
- MINOAN MEGARON AT VATHYPETRO
- ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM OF IERAPETRA
- ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM OF SETEIA
- THE MONASTERY OF TOPLOU
- ZAKROS
- THE CAVE OF PSYCHRO
- GOURNIA
- LATO
- VASILIKE
- PALAIKASTRO
- CHURCH OF PANAGHIA KERA
- POLYRHENIA
- PHALASARNA
- MPELENI CASTLE POPULAR MUSEUM
- NEORIA EXHIBITION CENTER
- THE SAMARIA GORGE
- AGIOS PAVLOS
- AGIA AIKATERINI OF SINAITES
- LASITHI WINDMILLS
- ASITIS
- AGIOS MINAS
- KAZANTZAKIS TOMB
- IDEON ANDRON (CAVE)
- Agias Lake
MOVIES
MOVIES

Crete offers amazing landscapes and naturally a lot of movies were filmed on the island. more ...


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Chania city Paleochora Chania prefecture Rethymno town Heraklion town Malia Lasithi prefecture Agios Nikolaos Ierapetra Heraklion prefecture Rethymnon prefecture