Destinations

Crete

Crete

GENERAL INFORMATION  (source Region of Crete)

Crete, the diamond shimmering in the Mediterranean sea is the fifth biggest island and simultaneously the southest boundary of Europe. It combines new with old...

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Heraklion

Heraklion

The biggest in population city of Crete is located in the center of the north side of the island.

The big port, with frequent routes from Piraeus and the airport with...

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Knossos

Knossos

6 km south to Heraklion. With no doubt, Knossos is the most important archaeological place of the island.

It includes the ruins of the tubes and luxurious Minoan palace which was...

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Cretaquarium

Cretaquarium

Cretaquarium (Greek: Ενυδρείο Κρήτης, Enidrio Kritis) or Thalassocosmos (Greek: Θαλασσόκοσμος, \\\"sea world\\\")

The experience and the exploration of Mediterranean marine life begins here.

Hundreds of species and thousands of organisms come face...

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Chersonisos

Chersonisos

We find Chersonisos (Peninsula) 26 km away from Heraklion.

In more  details, it states between  Heraklion-Saint Nicolas. By this name we mean two villages.

The first one is Upper Chersonisos, a graphic  small...

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Archans

Archans

Town, separated in Upper and Beyond Archans. This place is located 16 km southeast to Heraklion.

Pay attention to the local architecture and to the Cretan spirit where neoclassical royalty coexists...

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Kato Asites

Kato Asites

From the villages of regional municipal units Heraklion the Kato Asites (Asites) away from the city 22.8 km at an altitude of 459 meters on the eastern slopes of Psiloreitis....

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Agios Nikolaos

Agios Nikolaos

It is a modern cosmopolitan city, built at Mirabellos bay.

It took its name from a church named this way (8th century AD), which is located in the south side of...

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Ierapetra

Ierapetra

Ierapetra (Greek: Ιεράπετρα, meaning Sacred Stone; ancient name: Ἱεράπυτνα Hierapytna)

It is about the southest city of Greece in Libyan sea, 36 km south of Saint Nicolas.

In its sightseeings we find

the...

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Sitia

Sitia

73 km east of Saint Nicolas we find a beautiful city, built at the place of ancient Itia.

At the east side of the city, the Venetian castle Kazarma dominates.

You will...

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Elounta

Elounta

Cosmopolitan touristic resort, full of luxurious hotels. It is located 10 km north away from Saint Nicolas.

The village was built at the south coast of Elounta’s bay, only 1 km...

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Zakros

Zakros

116 km east of Saint Nicolas, a graphic moorage which is an ideal place for rest.

It is worthwhile to visit the archaeological place where there is the palace, fourth in...

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Kroustas

Kroustas

Kroustas is a small village close to Agios Nikolaos. It is located on a hill 520 m above the sea level. In the year 2001 the village had around 500...

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Kritsa

Kritsa

11.5 km southwest Saint Nicolas we find one of the biggest, most traditional and graphic villages of Crete.

The wide and straight road, full of olive groves, makes the route enjoyable.

The...

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OROPEDIO LASITHIOU (LASITHIOS PLATEAU): 

49 km west Saint Nicolas and in altitude of 817-850 meters you will find the biggest plateau of Greece and one of the most fertile plains, not far...

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Rethimno

Rethimno

Between “Lefka Ori” (White Mountains) and “Psiloritis” (Idi) there is Rethimno’s department full of rocky landscapes, wonderful coasts, Cretan lyre’s melodies, caves, historical monasteries, traditional mountainous villages and luxurious hotels....

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Agia Galini

Agia Galini

55 km southeast Rethimno. Beautiful touristic center full of hotels, rooms to let, taverns, camping and well-organized beaches with crystal water.

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Plakias

Plakias

It is a touristic resort, 40 km south of Rethimno. It is well-known for its wonderful beach that shares a lot of opportunities for those who love surfing.

Only a few...

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Gerani

Gerani

Gerani is located 7.5 km west of Rethymno and in a short distance from the new national road Rethymnon-Chania, at an altitude of 90 meters.

Gerani refers to a pump used...

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Chania

Chania

The second in population city of Crete, capital city of Chania that covers the western department of Crete.

At the location that Chania is today, there was ancient Kidonia, which was...

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Sfakia

Sfakia

72 km south of Chania.  It is located on the steep beaches of the Libyan sea.

Sfakia is a beautiful city known for the indomitable character of its people.

The wonderful old...

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Platanias

Platanias

11 km west of Chania we find a beautiful seaside and graphic village which lately has turned into a touristic area.

In this area you can find hotels of all types,...

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EXCITING THINGS

Here are some ideas for exciting things to do during your vacations in Crete.

UNMISSABLE ATTRACTIONS

Crete is a treasure of trove of unmissable attractions that shocase thew island's rich history, stunning landscapes and unique culture.