Sights in Crete
Crete is of the largest Greek islands, which attracts numerous tourists with a pleasant sea climate, beautiful nature and gentle warm sea. However, it has been said that the island you can look at the boring ruins left over after Cretan-Minoan civilization existed from 2700 to 1400. BC.
It’s a misbelief! The sights of Crete are of its main landmarks. Sights in Crete are located almost every corner, as it is not ancient buildings but also unimaginable natural beauty.
In its territory, besides the fact that the island is washed by four seas, the majestic mountain ranges resonate with the bays and lagoons, and the hills covered with olive trees with endless serpentine and mountain streams create landscapes worthy of paintings.
This island really knows how to surprise, since visiting the sights of Crete, its historical buildings and monuments will leave indelible impressions and unforgettable memories.
Of course, the main sights of Crete are associated with ancient Greek mythology, its gods, muses and brave heroes. of the most popular places to visit is the Palace of Knossos located in Heraklion. According to legend, the Minotaur himself walked through the labyrinths of the palace.
The list of the best sights of Crete includes:
- Temple of Apollo, dating from the II century BC;
- The monasteries of Gouverneto and Agia Triada, preserved to our days, constructed in the Renaissance style, which are located the Akrotiri-Chania peninsula;
- The caves of Matala, Milatos and Melidoni, which served in their time as housing for ancient people, as well as shelter places during the battle with the Turks;
- Elounda Bay and Spinalonga Island;
- Balos Lagoon and its stunning pink beach;
- The palace of Agia Triada located near Phaistos;
- Archaeological Museum of Heraklion.
When planning to visit Crete, the sights should be included into the list of places required for viewing.
To see the sights of Crete — is the dream of every tourist, but, unfortunately, a vacation is not always enough to visit all these places.
You can conditionally divide them into:
|Picturesque Gorges of Ha, red butterflies, Sarakina, the cave of Zeus, the islands of Koufonisi and Gramvousa, the large Anopolis plateau and many others.||Venetian harbour and Koules fortress, the ancient city of Elefterna, the majestic medieval fortresses, the Cretan Aquarium.|
You can also find the photos of travellers who visited the island and dozens of places the forums request «sights in Crete». With their help, you can decide where exactly you want to go first.
There are several ways to visit the sights of Crete: independently, by renting a car and taking a map of the island or ordering a guide.
Visiting the sights of Crete with a guide, you get a lot of impressions, capacious and non-trivial information about each place and forget about all sorts of organizational troubles. It remains to charge the camera to take as many photos of the sights of Crete as possible.
Prices for visiting various museums, temples, palace parks and other architectural monuments usually do not exceed 10 € and in some places are free for children.
By contacting Moysidis Travel Company you can not have a first-class rest, but also visit the sights in Crete. We guarantee that you will be able to see all the interesting sights in Crete, because we individually work with each client.
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