The Lassithi Plateau

The Lassithi Plateau is a very fertile and productive area located within the eastern side of Greek region of Crete. The first inhabitants of this place can be traced back to as long ago as the year 6000 BC, and therefore it is very rich in history and counts with many interesting past facts and unique ancient constructions.

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Iraklio – capital of Crete

Iraklio, also known as Heraklion, is the capital of Crete as well as the largest city in its region, and is one of the most attractive spots tourists who enjoy history and architecture could find in this area of the country. Besides this, Iraklio is the capital of the Prefecture of Heraklion and is very popular by its important airport, the airport of Nikos Kazantzakis, named after the famous writer who was born in this city.

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The coast of Xerokambos

Xerokambos is a region of Crete located towards the south eastern coast of the island. This area counts with a few small villages and some beautiful beaches, being ideal for those tourists who are looking for a relaxed and pacific vacation. Visiting Xerokambos by car might be the best option, but tourists can also reach this destination by bus from other nearby spots, such as for example Ziros.

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Knossos – a famous archaeological site

Knossos, also called Knossus, or Gnossus, is a very appealing destination full of antique constructions and spots that can be very interesting for all those visitors who are fond of disciplines such as anthropology, archaeology, and architecture among others. This city is famous by the Palace of Minos, an antique construction where many important archaeological discoveries were brought to light in the last centuries.

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Elounda – a fishing village

Elounda, located near to Agios Nikolaos, is a small traditional fishing village full of attractive spots and interesting characteristics. This village is located on Crete, within the Elounda Bay, and is famous by being the major city situated close to the former Spinalonga leper colony. Tourists who visit this town can find a very attractive combination of traditional elements with modern facilities and commodities, being this combination or coexistence of elements usually hard to find at other destinations.

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