Top-Rated Tourist Attractions In Crete

Crete, the biggest of the Greek islands and the fifth greatest island in the Mediterranean, lies 318 kilometers south of Athens’ port, Piraeus. Rimmed by in excess of 1,000 kilometers of coastline, it joins emotional mountains with profound rough chasms and happy brilliant sand shorelines.

Samaria Gorge

Contained inside the Samaria National Park, this noteworthy 18-kilometer glut is on the UNESCO World Heritage Site’s speculative rundown. From Xylóskalo, simply outside the mountain town of Omalos, the canyon plunges 1,250 meters to touch base at the Libyan Sea in Agia Roumeli on Crete’s bright south drift.

The Palace of Knossos

A pre-Greek Bronze Age culture and the primary oceanic power in the Mediterranean, the Minoans were named after the amazing King Minos. Knossos, close Heraklion, is accepted to have been the castle of King Minos.


Heraklion (Iraklion) is the island’s capital and the undeniable base for visiting Knossos and investigating focal Crete. In the same way as other of Crete’s best seaside towns, it picked up its present format under the Venetians, who ruled from 1204 to 1669, a period which saw an extensive social blossoming on the island, delivering craftsmen, for example, El Greco, from Fódele, close Heraklion.


Chania (Hania, Khania) is the fundamental town in Western Crete, and was the capital of the island until the point when 1971 when it moved to Heraklion. Ignoring the Aegean Sea and upheld by the White Mountains, which are snow-topped in winter, the old town’s appearance dates from the hundreds of years spent under Venice (1204-1645). Chania is a dazzling spot to investigate by walking.


Halfway amongst Chania and Heraklion, Rethymnon’s flawless old town is made up to a great extent of Venetian-time structures, however there is some proof of the year spent under Turkish manage (1669-1898, for example, the transcending minaret. Numerous notable structures have been transformed into little boutique lodgings, shops, and tavernas, and the long, limited, sandy shoreline east of the old town makes it simple to consolidate social touring with a couple of long stretches of swimming and sunbathing.