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Les Crêtes di Charrère, Valle d
Les Crêtes di Charrère, Valle d'Aosta in autunno by Vinofamily @flickr
Crete by El Mostrito @flickr
The north entrance at the ruins of the Minoan Knossos Palace
The north entrance at the ruins of the Minoan Knossos Palace by L. Richard Martin, Jr. @flickr
Spinalonga - Venetian fortress
Spinalonga - Venetian fortress by Dan Taylor @flickr
Kladissos beach
Kladissos beach by Shepard4711 @flickr
skyline of Rethymno
skyline of Rethymno by Romtomtom @flickr
Venetian harbour of Chania and Lefka Ori
Venetian harbour of Chania and Lefka Ori by Shepard4711 @flickr
Orthodox cathedral of Chania
Orthodox cathedral of Chania by Shepard4711 @flickr
St Nicolas Church
St Nicolas Church by Identity Photogr@Phy @flickr
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Athens is known as the most famous tourist destination in Greece. The city is included in the list of the oldest settlements in the world. It’s a true treasury of historic and archaeological landmarks. Tenths of thousands of tourists come to Athens to see Mount Lycabettus and the Acropolis of Athens as this is where first settlers appeared on the territory of modern Athens 6 thousand years ago. The city was formed around these two landmarks. … Open

Chapters of the guide to Crete

Crete sightseeing

Active rest lovers are offered to participate in safari on jeeps, horse rides, fishing on yacht, attend a traditional Cretan evening of the local aqua park. The most famous places of interest of Crete are archeological excavations in Knossos, Fetos, Maglie, Gortina and so on; Venetian Castle Fortezza in Rethymno, Zeus Cave, Lassiti plateau, where you can try various wines and see the process of creation of olive … Open

Cultural excursion through Crete - things to see

Crete prime treasures are antique landmarks, and tourists from all over the world come to see them. Travelers have to include the Akrotiri-Khania Peninsula in their excursion program, as several important sites are located there. Among them is the Agia Triada Monastery founded in the first half of the 17th century and Gouverneto Monastery built by 1548. Both monasteries survived in their pristine form and are … Open

Top hotels with reviews

The building housing the famous hotel Alcanea in Chania also has great historical value. Located on the picturesque waterfront and in vicinity of the historic district, it offers numerous additional services besides its chic rooms. The hotel has a lovely patio decorated with flowers and a magnificent wine cellar with a rich collection of drinks. A truly unique hotel is Veneto located in the historic district of … Open

Attractions and active leisure

It’s impossible to imagine holidays on Crete without excursion to one of the local wineries. Manousakis Winery located at the city of Chania is one the biggest in the world. There tourists can watch wine being born, as well as taste various wines at nearby restaurants. Markets are presented at every city and the most famous one is located at Heraklion. Shopping fans shouldn't limit themselves to big cities as … Open

Cuisine and top restaurants

Many travelers associate Cretan cuisine, primarily, with excellent wines. Indeed, local drinks deserve the highest praise. You can taste popular wines literally at any restaurant and bar of the island; the resort has also lots of attractive liquor stores. Cretans are very fond of their national drink, and can use it literally every day. The wine is diluted with water and drunk like a normal soft drink; even local … Open

Traditions and mentality of Crete

Main festival venue is Municipal Park. Special stages and children rides are built there for the festival time. Even though festival program is getting more and more diverse, the primary event of the entire festival is wine testing. Speaking of Crete's traditions it's worth to mention local markets. Those aren’t just shopping venues, but also the best place to meet friends and relatives. Lots of people come … Open

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