11 Great Things to See In Crete

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Things to see In Crete, Greece

Crete is one of the most interesting islands that you can find in the world, mainly because it is a part of Greece, a country which has an immense legacy, from both a historical and cultural standpoint. Alongside that though, Crete is also the home of some impressive locations and one of a kind vistas that will take your breath away. All of these things combined make Crete one of the best travel destinations in the world.

Although it might seem a small place, Crete is quite large and filled with locations that you can visit at your own pace.

[dropcap type=”1″]1[/dropcap] One of the major attractions is the Arkady monastery, which has a very long and interesting history, as it withstood numerous attacks in the last few hundred years.

The Holy Monastery Arkadi in Crete, Greece
The Holy Monastery Arkadi in Crete, Greece
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[dropcap type=”1″]2[/dropcap] In Crete you can also find Gortyna, a former Greco-Roman city whose ruins can be found all over the olive fields.

Gortyna Crete, Greece
Basilica of Agios Titos in ancient site of Gortyn. Crete, Greece
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[dropcap type=”1″]3[/dropcap] Here you can also find the first Code of Law, which was carved in stone blocks.

Code of Law Gortyna
Code of Law Gortyna
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[dropcap type=”1″]4[/dropcap] History passionate should also try to visit the Minoan Palace at Knossos, a large establishment that shows us how majestuous the building process was in ancient times.

Minoan Palace at Knossos, Greece
Minoan Palace at Knossos, Greece
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[dropcap type=”1″]5[/dropcap] and [dropcap type=”1″]6[/dropcap] Of course, you can also visit the Minoan Palace in Phaistos and the Malia Palace if you want to check out all remaining from the Ancient Greece era.

Minoan Palace in Phaistos on Crete island, Greece
Minoan Palace in Phaistos on Crete island, Greece
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Malia Palace on Crete, Greece
Malia Palace on Crete, Greece
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[dropcap type=”1″]7[/dropcap] If you want to try something more peaceful, then a walk through the Samaria Gorge might be a good way to spend a day. This is the largest gorge that you can find in the whole Europe and it’s very long as well, since it covers close to 18 kilometers.

Samaria Gorge Hiking Trail Crete Greece
Samaria Gorge Hiking Trail Crete Greece
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[dropcap type=”1″]8[/dropcap] [dropcap type=”1″]9[/dropcap] [dropcap type=”1″]10[/dropcap] Those that want their visit in Crete to be a lot more active, then you might consider visiting the larger towns like Rethymnon, Chania or the City of Heraklion (Iraklion). Their amazing locations, combined with the great local food and numerous museums makes the Cretan cities a good location to visit.

Rethymnon Crete Grece
Rethymnon Crete Grece
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Harbor of Chania, Greece
Harbor of Chania, Greece
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Heraklion harbour Creete Greece
Heraklion harbour Creete Greece
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[dropcap type=”1″]11[/dropcap] Dikteon Cave is another nice place to visit, especially for the adventurous types that don’t mind a little danger. A little further inland you can find a good mix of Venetian and Ottoman culture in the form of the Hania Old Towns, a location where those two cultures collide in order to provide a great and intricate location.

Dikteon Cave Crete
Dikteon Cave Crete (Dikteo Andro Cave) is famous as a birth place of Zeus
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Of course, no visit in Crete would be complete without the scuba diving sessions and the coastal visits. The luxurious beaches, clear water and nice gorges are some of the most impressive in the whole world, and that’s the main reason why millions of people are coming to Crete each and every year. If you want to visit a location filled with history, great culture and some very impressive vistas, Crete is the best destination you can find which combines all of the above, bringing you an unforgettable vacation.

Crete scuba diving
Crete scuba diving
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