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Crete, Holidays

09/06/2012

Things to do in Crete Island

top destinations in Crete

Top Places in Crete

The best thing about Crete Island is that here you will never run out of things to do. Crete Island has something to offer for everyone. If you love the beach and the sun you can enjoy the sand for endless hours and engage in water sports. If you are adventurous type then you can very well go on a trek or mountain climbing. If you love discovering culture of new place then you can simply start walking the streets and get to know the amazing Cretan culture. No matter how you prefer to spend your time in Crete, there are a few things that everyone must do on their visit to Crete.

Visiting Knossos is a must if you are in Crete. This Minoan palace of Knossos is one of the most well known architectural sites in the whole of Greece.  If you like experiencing pieces of history you can consider visiting Spinalonga, a former leper community. Crete island has a number of castles and the one that you should not is the Foetezta in the in the Rethymnon prefecture.  Apart from these you can consider visiting the capital of Crete, Heraklion/Iraklio. You can also take a quiz to Santorini and enjoy the Agios Nikolaos’ natural beauty. Check our Top Destinations in Crete website for more detailed description for all these amazing places!

Among other places you can consider visiting the Aquaworld aquarium in Hersonissos, the Elafonissi beach, the Manousakis winery in Chania town, the Balos lagoon in Kissamos, the Lychnostatis open air museum, the Chrissi island in Lerapetra, the Samaria gorge national park etc. there is no dearth of historical places scattered all over Crete. Apart from sight seeing you can enjoy a piece of local culture by downing the Raki, this is important local liquor. You can also enjoy the scenic beauty at the harbor of Chania/Hania. The list for things to do in Crete is inexhaustible and once you visit this picturesque island you will never forget the beautiful Journey.

About The Author:
Ioannis Kastrinakis is client representative at Cretarent S.a car rentals.

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