Zakros is a town located towards the eastern coast of Crete. Some of the main attractions offered by this destination are based on its ruins of antique constructions, some of them dating from the Minoan times. This town is very rich in history and interesting past events and its antique ruins are a living memory of them.Continue reading Zakros and its palace
There are many sights and tourist attractions to visit as a tourist travelling in Crete in Greece.
One of the most popular tourist attractions is the Palace of Knossos. The Palace of Knossos is located in Heraklion and was the centre of the Minoan civilization.
Another popular tourist attraction is the Samaria Gorge. The Samaria Gorge is located in the southwest of Crete and is one of the longest gorges in Europe.
Other popular tourist attractions include the Elafonisi Beach, the Balos Lagoon, and the Lasithi Plateau.
The Spinalonga Peninsula
The Spinalonga Peninsula is located within the Greek region of Crete, opposite to the destination of Elounda. The roots of name Spinalonga can be found in Elounda, due to the fact that its origins came from the term “Stin Elounda”, which means at Elounda, and which through the pass of time has been transformed into Spinalonga.Continue reading The Spinalonga Peninsula
The port town of Sitia
Sitia is an attractive Greek port town located within the eastern area of Crete, in the prefecture of Lasithi. This is an ancient town, which has been inhabited for over three millenniums, and therefore every tourist who enjoys historic places will surely be able to have a great time while visiting Sitia.Continue reading The port town of Sitia
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.Continue reading The Lassithi Plateau
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.Continue reading Iraklio – capital of Crete
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.Continue reading The coast of Xerokambos
The Spinalonga Island and its history
The Spinalonga Island is situated within Crete, in an area neighboring with the village of Elounda. The Spinalonga Island is often known as a stronghold and fortress due to its constructions and history, and is said to be the most famous and renown island in all Crete.Continue reading The Spinalonga Island and its history
The village of Myrtia
Myrtia is a very traditional Greek village located in the area of Crete, at no more than 15 km from Heraklion. This village is famous by being the home town of the novel winner author of Zorba the Greek, Nikos Kasantzakis, and tourists who visit this destination could meet a museum dedicated to him.Continue reading The village of Myrtia
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.Continue reading Knossos – a famous archaeological site
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.Continue reading Elounda – a fishing village