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15 Top Attractions in Crete Island
The Island of Crete, Greece

Besides natural beauty, there are a number of attractions that make Crete Island a great destination.

Take a look at 15 of the very best places and amazing things to do while in Crete:

✦ 1. Explore the City of Heraklion

City of Heraklion

Heraklion is the capital and the main transportation hub in Crete. This city has a number of historical sites to visit combined with amazing beaches.

✦ 2. Visit the Palace of Knossos on the Island of Crete

Palace of Knossos Crete Island

The Place of Knossos is the biggest Bronze Age site on the island.

Indeed, this is one of the most famous sights in Crete that is located just a few kilometers from Heraklion Town.

✦ 3. See the Fortress of Koules in the Island of Crete

 Fortress of Koules Crete Island

The Fortress of Koule is located at the entrance of the old port of Heraklion on the island of Crete. This was built by the Venetians in the early 16th century.

✦ 4. Visit the Cretaquarium in the Island of Crete

Cretaquarium, Crete
Cretaquarium, Crete

Without a doubt, Creteaquarium offers to its visitors a unique opportunity to explore the magnificent Mediterranean sea world.

✦ 5. Explore one of the best-preserved medieval cities in Greece

Rethymno Crete Island

The city of Rethymno combines the old town’s charm and history, with a long sandy beach.

This city has a number of attractions that are rich in history to explore.

✦ 6. Adventure into the Sfentoni Cave in the Island of Crete

Sfentoni Cave Crete Island

Sfentoni Cave is one of the must-see attractions while in Crete Island.

The tickets to the cave include the services of a well-trained guide, who is responsible for both your personal safety and the protection of the cave.

✦ 7. Wander Around the City of Agios Nikolaos

Europa Monument Agio Nikolaos

Agios Nikolaos is a medium-size town that has lots to offer. The major feature of this town is Lake Voulismeni.

✦ 8. Visit the Agios Nikolaos Chapel

Agio Nikolaos Chapel Crete Island

Agios Nikolaos Chapel is a traditional Greek fishermen’s chapel set on a rocky outcrop in the sea.

✦ 9. Experience the Crete Semi Submarine

Crete Semi Submarine Experience

While visiting the city of Agios Nikolaos, you can’t miss out on the Crete Semi Submarine experience.

This is a journey to discover the marine life of Crete island.

✦ 10. Discover the Ancient Aptera of Crete

The Ancient Aptera of Crete Island

The Ancient Aptera is a historical site on Crete Island. This city was once a commercial city on this island. This was made possible by the cities of Marathi and Kalives which have ports.

In addition, the people of this city were great archers and also worked as mercenaries. This way they were able to bring back a lot of wealth to the city.

✦ 11. Enjoy a Walk at The Botanical Park and Gardens of Crete

The Botanical Park and Gardens of Crete

The Botanical Park and Gardens of Crete showcase the flora and fauna of Crete Island. This is one as one of the top attractions in Crete Island

And due to the topography of these gardens, it encourages its visitors to hike and picnic.

✦ 12. Take a Boat Trip To Santorini

Boat Cruise in Crete Island
Boat Cruise

There are quite a number of tour companies that offer boat excursions to other greek islands. One of the popular boat trips are to the Santorini Island

The travelers can choose from the speedboats, yachts, or the big boat cruises. Some of these have the top of range amenities and excellent services. It all depends on your budget.

✦ 13. Beach Hopping in the Island of Crete

Crete Island

This Greek island is adorned with a lot of beaches. They vary from fantastic beaches, too crowded ones, and to the exotic beaches.

✦ 14. Visit The Lychnostatis Open Air Museum In Crete

Lychnostatis Open Air Museum

Lychnostatis Open Air Museum has a variety of artifacts and structures that showcase the traditions and economic activities of the people of Crete.

✦ 15. Organic Wine Tasting at the Winery Stilianou

Winery Stilianou

Last but not least, while on the island of Crete, you can’t miss out on the tasting of the Stilianou wines.

Getting there is also an adventure and overall, worth the visit.

Thank you for stopping by and stay positive! 

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