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Historic Sites, Ancient Ruins
Firkas Fortress
Points of Interest & Landmarks, Historic Sites, Castles
Agios Georgios Monastery
Churches & Cathedrals, Historic Sites
gorges of Theriso
Points of Interest & Landmarks
Katholiko Monastery
Points of Interest & Landmarks
Chania Venetian Lighthouse
Lighthouses, Points of Interest & Landmarks
Kandanos War Memorial
Points of Interest & Landmarks
The Palace of Knossos
Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites
Historic Sites, Ancient Ruins
Faneromeni Monastery
Sacred & Religious Sites
Church of Panagia
Sacred & Religious Sites, Churches & Cathedrals
Cave of St John the Hermit
Historic Sites, Sacred & Religious Sites
Monastery of Agia Triada Tzagaroli
Architectural Buildings, Sacred & Religious Sites, Churches & Cathedrals
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The Palace of Knossos Knosos
#1 of 278 Sights & Landmarks in Crete
An excellent historical insight to the Minoan way of life and culture very well preserved temple and are a very good and comprehensive guide to the site and its history and a very worthwhile visit to understand th...
Wonderful archaeological site shown to us with excellent Guide and I loved the peacocks but learnt a lot about the Minoan Civilization...very sophisticated 4000 years ago
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Koronekes Traditional Olive Oil Mill Archanes
#2 of 278 Sights & Landmarks in Crete
Our children aged 9 and 11 were enthralled and the views from the property were stunning.
After a bit of disappointment to visit Knossos, a 4000 year old site partly rebuilt with concrete, we were delighted to finish the day with this exquisite discovery.
Snail Farm and Fun Tylissos
#3 of 278 Sights & Landmarks in Crete
We saw the signs for the snail farm on our way to Tylisos archeological site and decided to visit.
Astrikas Estate Biolea Astrikas
#4 of 278 Sights & Landmarks in Crete
The road to the plant is spectacular, great views!!! Chloe welcomed us warmly and gave us a private guided tour explaining the way of the olive to olive oil, answering our questions, completed by a short film and...
Completely impresssed by a wonderful view from the balcony of the plant, interesting facts of the excursion and unusual taste of olive oil with orange and limon.
Segway Tour by Best Ride Rethymnon
#5 of 278 Sights & Landmarks in Crete
We maneuvered around the crowd of people in the town squares, saw many sights (including beautiful restaurants, Orthodox and Catholic churches, the shopping street with some nice stores (I saw an art one that look...
She was very nice and helped us make our way around the beautiful town while pointing out famous landmarks and talked us through the history of the town.
Paraschakis Olive Oil - Crete Rethymnon
#6 of 278 Sights & Landmarks in Crete
The tour guide was so friendly and informative and it was amazing to see the older parts of the olive farm as well as the new, the farm had a really family friendly vibe and there are also beautiful views surround...
We drove up into the hills where the scenery was stunning, and so different to the views from the beach.
Souda Bay War Cemetery Souda
#7 of 278 Sights & Landmarks in Crete
Very moving experience reading all the names and where everyone had come from - so immaculate and well kept - very peaceful site - well worth a visit if passing through Souda
The Cemetery is situated with views out to Suda Bay .. I knew about the history of the Battle for Crete and was very moved to see the rows of British , Australian and New Zealand headstones .. So pleased we travel...
Spiaggia Xerokampos Xerocambos
#8 of 278 Sights & Landmarks in Crete
That said the views are breath taking and the beaches are worth a visit.
Old Venetian Harbor Chania Town
#9 of 278 Sights & Landmarks in Crete
Hospitable friendly generous joyful people, ancient sights, exceptional food, brilliant bars restaurants shops, old gorgeous buildings, first class beaches and landscape!
Lovely we went to the port and had some fantastic views then into the town we had an amazing lunch and local beer found lovely church loads of little side streets to explore was amazing day out
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Monastery of Arkadi Rethymnon
#10 of 278 Sights & Landmarks in Crete
A quaint active monastery tucked high in the mountains of Crete, Arkadi provides a respite from the crowded cities where you can learn about the history of this ancient site.
The monastery is an incredible place to visit and we were very impressed with the views, the (sad) history, the fascinating exhibitions and the English labels everywhere.
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Agia Marina Donkey Rescue Sanctuary Mires
#11 of 278 Sights & Landmarks in Crete
I really recommend to visit this site, practically it combines perfectly with a visit to Matala Beach and or the roman caves.
This wonderful sanctuary is near a couple of important Cretan archeological sites (Festos, Gortys) and is also near the Matala beach/caves.
War Shelter of Platanias Platanias
#12 of 278 Sights & Landmarks in Crete
The gentleman who was manning the site was very informative and helpful, and we really enjoyed walking the tunnels, reading about the history and seeing all of the artifacts.
Afterwards, go to the hotel next door to the church for a long cool drink and admire the panoramic view over the sea and of Platanias from their terrace, and thank your lucky stars you are there on holiday.
Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada) Akrotiri
#13 of 278 Sights & Landmarks in Crete
Worth to see! Full of peace and calm place.. lovely cats around, beautiful views, olives trees, awesome road, much better than cities;)
There is a small admission fee, but well worth the price to walk the grounds and see the sights.
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Rethymnon Old Town Rethymnon
#14 of 278 Sights & Landmarks in Crete
Amazing little narrow streets filled with Flowers, stunning views to the Cretan sea, helpful and kind people filled with hospitality manners ready to help you, you will start walking in-between this great environm...
Nice town with cosy small streets and pretty sea view, perfect for evening stroll and sunset observation.
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Gramvousa Fortress Gramvousa
#15 of 278 Sights & Landmarks in Crete
Gramvousa sea is really amazing and the color cannot be described but only illustrated by a photo !! On the top of the island there is an ancient fortress with an amazing view of Balos.
The fortress is a great walk up and the views from the top are AMAZING!
Cretan Olive Oil Farm Agios Nikolaos
#16 of 278 Sights & Landmarks in Crete
Visited this little gem today, you were able to have a guided tour around the small site with an excellent insight into differences in olive oil, and how they produce it.
Informative tour and gorgeous view
Cretan Mountain Jeep Safari Agia Marina
#17 of 278 Sights & Landmarks in Crete
Our knowledgeable, friendly, English speaking guide and chauffeur Nikos took us high up in the Cretan mountains in a comfortable Toyota Land Cruiser for stunning views and scenery.
We had considered hiring a car to visit some of the sites included in this tour, but this was so much better.
Chania Venetian Lighthouse Chania Town
#18 of 278 Sights & Landmarks in Crete
Perfect place for date with wine and great view of sunset, Also if you know the story of this light house and story of old harbour in Chania this place is perfect to chill.
This lighthouse, the symbol of this quaint harbour, makes a great walk and provides the walker and photographer with great views of the complete Venetian harbour.
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Agios Nikolaos Chapel Georgioupolis
#19 of 278 Sights & Landmarks in Crete
Well worth a visit Walk to it very slippery and you can be hit by waves as we were on a windy day I wore flip flops but think good shoes needed great views from the church
This little jewel was constucted by the Venetian in the tangled streets of Splanzia quarter; and is very lovely, and you have a nice view; nearby is a minaret, it's a nice contrast.
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Cathedral of St. Minas Heraklion
#20 of 278 Sights & Landmarks in Crete
Outside the cathedral there are a few caffe where you can sit and relax enjoing the view!
German War Cemetery Maleme
#21 of 278 Sights & Landmarks in Crete
... around !! It is extremely clean tranquil and a very emotional place to see !! Set on a hillside the views are stunning out to the sea and mountains !! The only downside is it's quite steep to climb upto and pr...
The sea of red flowers around the stones and the old shadowing olive trees invites to thoughtful moments or just to relax and enjoy the view.
Castello del Molo (Koules) Heraklion
#22 of 278 Sights & Landmarks in Crete
The building is absolutely spotless so well kept and preserved, you can go upstairs to the roof area where again the views are amazing and there's lots to explore there too little buildings etc.
Fantastic historical site - lots of displays, great info & excellent harbour views
Ancient Aptera Souda
#23 of 278 Sights & Landmarks in Crete
Fascinating ruins giving the visitor an idea of the history of Crete from 5th C BC through to 19th C AD The site is quite extensive with the various ruins in natural settings The barrel vaulted cisterns show the s...
Take your eyes from the structures which are fascinating and you will see wonderful views of snow-capped (in April anyway) mountains to one side, towns and villages to another and out to sea, it becomes obvious wh...
Spinalonga (Kalydon) Elounda
#24 of 278 Sights & Landmarks in Crete
An excellent trip from Gouves to Aghios Nikolas, to Elounda and boat across to Spinalonga .The Island and tour guide was very informative and the Island has stunning views.
... on and from the mountain made it worthwhile, lot's of traditional villages on the way, wonderful view of the snow caped mountains in the distance, the amazing views of Spinalonga Island as you start your desce...
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Agios Georgios Monastery Selinari
#25 of 278 Sights & Landmarks in Crete
... and beautiful flower filled gardens,from the small temple in the garden you can sit and enjoy the view down the valley out to the sea.look to the skies and you can see the many varieties of eagles and vultures...
From there you can see beautiful views of the coast.
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Agios Titos Church Heraklion
#26 of 278 Sights & Landmarks in Crete
There has been an Orthodox Christian Church on this site for thousands of years, but the current temple was rebuilt by the Ottomans during their occupation of Crete and displays the resultant hallmarks of a mosque.
However, before visiting the museum I suggest leaving the return bus at Elefterias Square, to view Agios Titus church nearby and take lunch at one of the shady tavernas in Kallergon Square, halfway down the pedest...
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gorges of Theriso
#27 of 278 Sights & Landmarks in Crete
From there we went on to Drakona which again is a fabulous drive with amazing views and in Drakona we had a fantastic authentic lunch at Dounias.
The drive through is majestic and you can do it in your own car or part in the town of Theriso and take a small tourist tram which gives you a better view of the gorge than from your car.
Panagias Keras Church Agios Nikolaos
#28 of 278 Sights & Landmarks in Crete
The church is small but airy and it is easy to view and photograph without using torches or flash.
The views from there are breathtaking.
The Holy Monastery of Preveli Rethymnon
#29 of 278 Sights & Landmarks in Crete
A visit to this beautiful monastery includes the church with its historic icons; a sanctuary for ostriches, peacocks, and mountain goats; magnificent views of Gavros and the Libyan Sea, a museum of religious objec...
b) A great small zoo with interesting animals (Deer, Peacocks) c) A great view of the Libyan Sea where you sense greatness of Crete.
#30 of 278 Sights & Landmarks in Crete
Well guided compared with other Cretan sites, the stone walls and stepped paths are incredible feats of human engineering - we would find it hard enough to move such sizeable stone blocks with modern technology gi...
Situated at a hilltop with pretty views towards Agia Nikolaos and the sea, these remains from the 4th-3th century BC are by themselves imposing and pleasant to explore.