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The north entrance at the ruins of the Minoan Knossos Palace

Land Rover Safari

If you decide to explore the nature of Crete you should contact the Agency Crete Adventures. A Land Rover Safari can be arranged for you for 75 euros here. You will be picked up from your hotel and taken to the place where your journey will begin. You will drive through plantations and abandoned villages and admire the beauty of the mountains and the coast. You will also visit the central part of Crete. The Lasithi Plateau is located here. You will admire the beautiful views, take photos, and have lunch while on it. You will go to the eco-village after that. The tour of the cave will be the final part of the safari. According to an ancient myth, Zeus was born in it.
On the southwest coast of the island you can find the most beautiful and popular beach, Elafonisi. It is covered with sand of unusual pink color, due to which water has saturated blue shade. … Open

Sea Entertainment

Do you like sea-related activities? You will find something to do in Crete. There are many places to rent equipment for scuba diving or windsurfing here. You can also rent a catamaran or yacht and go on a trip through the waves of the Mediterranean Sea. If you prefer diving you can dive 500 meters under the water. You will visit caves and grottoes, see ancient amphorae covered with algae, and steps that lead to a mysterious labyrinth. You will also have the opportunity to see the ancient city of Olous. It sank due to an earthquake.

Tour on the Segway

If you go to Crete during the period from April to October you will take a trip using the environmentally friendly means of transport – the Segway. However, keep in mind that your height must be at least 140 centimeters. Your weight should not exceed 110 kilograms. You should contact one of the tour agencies to make such a tour. They are open from 11 am to 10 pm on any day of the week. They will help you choose your travel route. You will also be provided with an audio guide, a protective helmet, and a bright cape to make you more visible among pedestrians. You will pay 30 euros for 1 hour of entertainment. Copyright
Crete has long attracted travelers from all over the world, and therefore the choice of accommodation places is very rich there. Tourists can find more than 2,000 hotels for every taste. … Open

Dive into Lake Kournas from a Catamaran

The picturesque freshwater Lake Kournas is located near the White Mountains. It has a round shape. One part of its coast is wild. The second part is suitable for a beach holiday. You can go to the "wild" coast by renting a catamaran at one of the rental points. They are located on a gentrified beach. You will admire the beautiful landscape and watch the many birds here. You will pay 7-15 euros for 1 hour of water walk. The capacity of the watercraft and its design affect the final price. You will also have the opportunity to get the middle of the reservoir by catamaran, take beautiful photos, and dive into the warm water.

Journey on Foot over the Gorge

If you want to experience the thrill of a holiday in Crete you should go to the Aradena gorge. Its depth is 140 meters. It is located next to an abandoned village. The gorge stretches to the coast of the Libyan Sea. The narrow Vardinoyanni Bridge was built of metal and wood over it at the end of the XX century. You will walk through it. You will feel the wooden planks shake. You may feel dizzy from the high altitude. You should stop in the middle of the bridge while your trip to look down. The landscape will take your breath away. You can also jump down from here by tying yourself to a reliable rope.
Cretan cities have prepared many interesting surprises for shoppers. One of the busiest shopping streets is located in Heraklion and is called Daedalou Street. Heraklion is considered one of … Open

Visit Water Parks of Crete

You can have fun at the water parks in Crete. You should pay attention to Limnoupolis, for example. It is located in the western part of the island. The park is open to the public from 10 am to 6 pm. The entrance ticket to the park costs 16 euros before3 pm. If you plan to visit the park after 3 PM you will pay 11 euros. You will ride through twisted pipes and multi-level slides, sail across the lazy river on an inflatable circle, and make a rafting trip on a fast river, using the Kamikaze attraction.
Les Crêtes di Charrère, Valle dAosta in autunno You should also visit the Acquaplus. It is open from 10 am to 7 pm. The ticket costs 20 euros. It is valid during the day. It is a real water city. All kinds of entertainment are waiting for you there. You will dance the Sirtaki while in the pool, make a jump from a waterfall, take part in a race on inflatable cheesecakes, and overcome steep turns of twisted pipes.
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Survived castles around Crete
♥   Castle 'Koules Fortress' Heraklion, 24.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Moni Arkadiou' Arkadi, 27.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Fortezza of Rethymno' Rethymno, 43 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Frangokastello' South Crete, 61.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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