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The Island of Crete, Greece

Besides the nice beaches, there are a number of attractions that make the island of Crete a great destination.

The following is the list of the things to do and see while in this Greek island:

✦ 1. Explore the City of Heraklion

City of Heraklion

Heraklion is a city that is worth a visit while you are on this island. It is lively and it has a number of historical sites to visit, combined with nice beaches.

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

Palace of Knossos Crete Island

The Place of Knossos is one of the famous archeological sites on the island of Crete. It is a site that is from the Bronze Age.

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

 Fortress of Koules Crete Island

The Fortress of Koule was built by the Venetians to enhance and to ensure that the gulf of Heraklion and the island of Crete at large was protected.

It was at some point used as a prison. Today, this is a museum and it is used for the cultural events on the island.

✦ 4. Visit the Cretaquarium in the Island of Crete

Cretaquarium, Crete
Cretaquarium, Crete

This aquarium offers to its visitors a unique opportunity to explore the Mediterranean sea world. This is one of the great activities to do with the whole family.

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

Rethymno Crete Island

The city of Rethymno is a great historical city that has a number of historical sites and a nice beach.

✦ 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 on the island of Crete.

This is one of the biggest cave on the island. There are local guides who take the visitors through the visit to the cave.

✦ 7. Wander Around the City of Agios Nikolaos

Europa Monument Agio Nikolaos

Agios Nikolaos is a nice town that has a lot to offer. These include the port, beaches, bars and cafes, and Lake Voulismeni which is the outstanding feature of this town.

✦ 8. Visit the Agios Nikolaos Chapel

Agio Nikolaos Chapel Crete Island

Agios Nikolaos Chapel is one of the most beautiful chapels in the world. This traditional Greek fishermen’s chapel is built on a rock outcrop in the sea. It is also ideal for a dream wedding in this city.

✦ 9. Experience the Crete Semi Submarine

Crete Semi Submarine Experience

While in 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 by the use of a boat.

✦ 10. Discover the Ancient Aptera of Crete

The Ancient Aptera of Crete Island

The Ancient Aptera is a historical site on the island of Crete. This city was once a commercial city.

The people who lived in this city were great archers and also worked as mercenaries. This is is how 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 is a top attraction on this island to learn about the Mediterranean plants and at the same hike and picnic.

And due to the topography of the gardens, it is fun to explore these gardens.

✦ 12. Take a Boat Trip To Santorini

Boat Cruise in Crete Island
Boat Cruise

There are a number of tour ompanies that offer boat excursions to other greek islands. Santorini Island is one of the boat trips.

One can choose from the speedboats, yachts, or the big boat cruises. 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 private beaches, too crowded ones, and to the exotic beaches. Just rent a car and it will help you to experience all of them.

✦ 14. Visit The Lychnostatis Open Air Museum In Crete

Lychnostatis Open Air Museum

Lychnostatis Open Air Museum this is a folklore Museum that showcases the traditions and history of the people of the island of Crete.

✦ 15. Organic Wine Tasting at the Winery Stylianou

Winery Stilianou

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