Boat trip up to Gramvousa, to explore the immense castle that towers over the sea and swim in the impressive beach of Balos!
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Another city whose past glory is obvious through its ruins is the Roman capital Gortyna, perhaps named from Gortyna, son of Rhadamanthus, king of the nearby Phaistos. Situated 45 km south of Heraklion, it shows signs of habitation from the Neolithic era onward. Gortyna grew and enjoyed great fame from the 3rd century BC, especially when the...
It was prepared with great care to acquaint visitors children and adults with the residents of the liquid element.
Ascend the brownstone street, rest under the shade and gaze the view from where once stood a shining palace.
Knossos, how not to be in the proposals; entire Minoan civilization was that!
It is one of the largest monasteries in Crete spread with a colossal fortune, located not far from Sitia, near the Vai palm grove. It is a historical place, since, during the War of Independence against the Turks, the monks were brutally murdered, and the monastery itself has been looted and destroyed many times. It is a property of 800m2,...
An island with a long history, where the memories are kept alive due to its castle.
Vai Palm grove... Being in eastern Crete without taking a dip in its most famous beach?
Spending a day on Chrissi Islet, which will charm you with its delicate tranquil beauty, is definitely one of the suggested destinations in the district.
Are you looking for a hidden paradise?
A wonderful gorge, one of the ‘must do’ of the district.
Definitely, the more offseason the better, Elafonisi is great all year round.
Chania is a very beautiful city and wandering around its alleys will be an unforgettable experience.
Ideon Andron?? Definitely yes! Even the wise Pythagoras came here to be initiated to the birthplace of Zeus. Although, ceremonies are no longer performed in it and is not as impressive as other caves, it is worth visiting it for its mythology and only.