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    Welcome to Crete!

    Crete is the largest of the Greek islands, a long 260 km stretch with a width varying from 12 km to 60 km in its central part. It lies on the south of...

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    Not to be missed

    Not to be missed Archaeology The Palace of Knossos, 1900 BC, certainly deserves a visit in order to admire its famous frescoes, but remember that for ...

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    The Palace of Knossos in Crete

    The Palace of Knossos in Crete The archaeological site of Knossos is probably one of the most famous monuments in the world. Its reputation is due to ...

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    Festos Palace in Crete

    Festos Palace in Crete The archaeological site of Festos is less famous than that of Knossos due to the lack of ancient legends that concern the city....

  • Museo Archeologico di Heraclion

    Archaeological Museum of Heraklion in Crete

    The many archaeological finds on the island of Crete are now preserved in the beautiful Archaeological Museum which is based in the city of Heraklion....

Welcome to Crete!

Crete is the largest of the Greek islands, a long 260 km stretch with a width varying from 12 km to 60 km in its central part. It lies on the south of the Aegean Sea and its southern coast is on the Libyan Sea.

An imposing mountain runs through the island from east to west, but Crete is also characterized by a fertile valley with windmills of Lasithi in the east, spectacular gorges (the most famous is in Samaria), large sandy beaches and beautiful landscapes. For centuries separated by high mountains and isolated from the sea, the Cretan people have developed a character proudly independent and even combative. Many conquerors followed one after the other but the love of Cretans for their independence and freedom has never stifled…[Read more]