Visit the Monastery on your way to the homonynus beach.
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The fourth largest Minoan palace in Crete, is combined with hiking at the adjacent Dead's Gorge and the peaceful coastal settlement of Kato Zakros.
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.
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!
As an alternative to the combination Kourtaliotis Gorge - Preveli Lake, you can choose the Monastery of Preveli - Preveli Lake. In both cases, you will end up in the same wonderful beach.
Wandering around the city of Rethymno, a picturesque port, Cretan cuisine, tsikoudia and unforgettable moments. Do not miss the Fortezza fortress!
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.
Hiking in Psiloritis, locate the traditional shacks (mitata) and gather clues about the bucolic tradition of the island.
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,...