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Aquaworld Aquarium (Hersonissos)
Ranked #1 of 274 attractions in Crete
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Aquariums

Aquaworld Aquarium has been in Hersonissos, Crete, since 1995 and is definitely on the must-do list. Entrance only costs 6 Euro for adults and 4 Euro for children. Even better... more »

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Ranked #2 of 274 attractions in Crete
Category: Cemeteries; Landmarks
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Elafonissi Beach (Elafonissi)
Ranked #3 of 274 attractions in Crete
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Category: Beaches
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Ranked #4 of 274 attractions in Crete
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Category: Beaches
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Ranked #5 of 274 attractions in Crete
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Specialty Museums; Museums
Owner description: The Cretan open- air Museum "LYCHNOSTATIS" is located at Hersonissos, by the sea- side. It consists of four main collections:... more » Owner description: The Cretan open- air Museum "LYCHNOSTATIS" is located at Hersonissos, by the sea- side. It consists of four main collections: Nature & Flora Collection, with gardens of fruit- trees, aromatic herbs, cactus, shrubs and plants, stones and minerals of Crete. Ethnographic Collection, with a presentation of Cretan traditional life (a stone- made farmhouse, a middleclass house, a chapel, an olive- oil press, a windmill, a shepherd's shelter, a threshing floor, a wine- vat, a raki- distillery, workshops of ceramics, weaving and plant- dyeing, an old school, a bee's & wax house).Art collection with works of folk artists exhibited in the Folk Artist's Gallery, the Open- Air Theatre and the Exhibitions' Room.Collection of pre-Industrial Technology with equipment (olive- oil press, windmill, carob-mill, herb-press) used in the past. The Museum organizes a range of educational programs and its Audiovisual Department produces films, CD- ROM's, DVD' s presented daily in the Multimedia & Conference room. It has also a Museum-shop and a cafe. The Museum was nominated for the European Museum of the Year Award in 2010 and honoured by the University of Crete in 1997 for its ecological activities. "LYCHNOSTATIS" is open for a daily visit with a guided- tour, from (Saturday closed). « less
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Old Venetian Harbor (Chania Town)
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$33* and up
Ranked #6 of 274 attractions in Crete
Category: Historic Walking Areas; Landmarks
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Ranked #7 of 274 attractions in Crete
Category: Off road/All Terrain Vehicle Trails
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Rethymnon Old Town (Rethymnon)
Ranked #8 of 274 attractions in Crete
Category: Neighborhoods; Other
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$64* and up
Ranked #9 of 274 attractions in Crete
Category: Canyons; National Parks; Nature and Parks
Owner description: Believed to be one of the most scenic national parks in Europe, this gorge stretches more than 10 miles to the south coastal... more » Owner description: Believed to be one of the most scenic national parks in Europe, this gorge stretches more than 10 miles to the south coastal region and offers many hiking trails. « less
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Ranked #10 of 274 attractions in Crete
Category: Geologic Formations; Nature and Parks
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Ranked #11 of 274 attractions in Crete
Category: Gardens; Nature and Parks
Owner description: CRETE…A SMALL CONTINENT Walking in the Botanical park & Gardens of Crete offes spiritual tranquility and visual pleasure in... more » Owner description: CRETE…A SMALL CONTINENT Walking in the Botanical park & Gardens of Crete offes spiritual tranquility and visual pleasure in addition to knowledge on plants and their material . Nearly 20 hectares of land are waiting to welcome you, full of fruit trees from all over the world, herbs, medicinal and ornamental plants in a park different from others, where the land’s formation and the region’s microclimate make it a paradise for hundreds of plants and animals! In the midst of this colorful and vivid landscape stands a burnt centennial olive tree, a memorial and a reference to the dismal fires of 2003, the park’s history and origin. The newest and one of the most interesting sites of the Prefecture of Chania lies only 18 kilometers outside the city, on the feet of the White Mountains. It is ideal for visitors of all ages, combining enjoyments that only Crete can offer! « less
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Kedrodasos Beach (Kissamos)
Ranked #12 of 274 attractions in Crete
Category: Beaches
Owner description: One of the best beaches in Chania prefecture, quite untouched and unexplored. Many travelers use the area around the beach as... more » Owner description: One of the best beaches in Chania prefecture, quite untouched and unexplored. Many travelers use the area around the beach as a free camping spot. It is actually a cedar forest next to the beach. It is also a favorite beach for naturists. The road up to Elafonisi is quite good and then you need to take a non asphalt road for about 10 minutes. Then you also need to take a walk path for another 15-20 minutes. No matter the time you will need to go there, it's sure that you will enjoy that unique beach. « less
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Falassarna Beach (Falassarna)
Ranked #13 of 274 attractions in Crete
Category: Beaches
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Ranked #14 of 274 attractions in Crete
Category: ; History Museums; Museums

As of May 6th 2014, the renovated Heraklion Archaeological Museum has become again accessible to the public after many years of closure. The official website of the Museum is... more »

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Ranked #15 of 274 attractions in Crete
Category: Beaches
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$161* and up
Ranked #16 of 274 attractions in Crete
Category: Historic Sites; Islands

One place to go is Spinalonga Island (re-named Kalidon/Kalydon in 1954). It is an ancient fortress first built to protect ancient Olous, once one of the most important towns on... more »

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Ranked #17 of 274 attractions in Crete
Category: History Museums; Museums
Owner description: The Historical Museum of Crete is a multi-faceted museum narrating seventeen centuries of history on the island, from Early... more » Owner description: The Historical Museum of Crete is a multi-faceted museum narrating seventeen centuries of history on the island, from Early Christian times to the modern era. « less
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Ranked #18 of 274 attractions in Crete
Category: Religious Sites; Landmarks
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Sasteria (Makry-Gialos)
Ranked #19 of 274 attractions in Crete
Category: Observatories/ Planetariums; Museums
Owner description: "Sasteria" observatory in Agios-Stefanos the south east Crete, Greece. 6 Km from Makry-Gialos 395 m up in the mountains.300... more » Owner description: "Sasteria" observatory in Agios-Stefanos the south east Crete, Greece. 6 Km from Makry-Gialos 395 m up in the mountains.300 Clear-skies a year. The observatory is not open to the public. « less
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Stalis Beach (Stalis)
Ranked #20 of 274 attractions in Crete
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Category: Beaches
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Museum of Typography (Chania Town)
Ranked #21 of 274 attractions in Crete
Category: Museums
Owner description: Museum collection includes hard to find, cast iron printing presses and other instruments as well as tools and objects that... more » Owner description: Museum collection includes hard to find, cast iron printing presses and other instruments as well as tools and objects that present the development of typography from birth, in the days of Gutenberg, up to our days. Rare books and newspapers as well as our precious lithographies travel the visitor in the art of Typography. « less
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Labyrinth Theme Park (Hersonissos)
Ranked #22 of 274 attractions in Crete
Category: Amusement/ Theme Parks; Amusement Parks
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Lake Voulismeni (Agios Nikolaos)
Ranked #23 of 274 attractions in Crete
Category: Bodies of Water; Nature and Parks
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Iguana Beach (Agii Apostoli)
Ranked #24 of 274 attractions in Crete
Category: Beaches
Owner description: Iguana beach is located a few kilometres away from the city of Chania. You can come here with taxi or bus. The bus stop is... more » Owner description: Iguana beach is located a few kilometres away from the city of Chania. You can come here with taxi or bus. The bus stop is located at the "1866 square" and the ticket costs around 1 euro (if you buy the ticket from inside the bus it will be more expessive). « less
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Spiaggia Xerokampos (Xerocambos)
Ranked #25 of 274 attractions in Crete
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #26 of 274 attractions in Crete
Category: Geologic Formations; Scenic Drives
This flat stretch of land high up in the mountains of Crete is rumored to be the birthplace of Zeus.
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Ranked #27 of 274 attractions in Crete
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Aquariums
Owner description: Crete’s aquarium, Cretaquarium, opened in December 2005. Belonging to a large European family of aquariums, the Cretaquarium... more » Owner description: Crete’s aquarium, Cretaquarium, opened in December 2005. Belonging to a large European family of aquariums, the Cretaquarium offers its visitors the unique chance to plunge into the great marine world of the Mediterranean. From the big hunter sharks to the tiny seahorses, the sensational jellyfish, the diversity of marine life is set off against underwater Cretan seascapes such as the rock formations at Matala( South Crete)and the sea bed at Vai(North East Crete). « less
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Ranked #28 of 274 attractions in Crete
Category: Natural History Museums; Museums
Owner description: The Natural History Museum of Crete (NHMC) demonstrates with an impressive manner the natural environment of eastern... more » Owner description: The Natural History Museum of Crete (NHMC) demonstrates with an impressive manner the natural environment of eastern Mediterranean area with special emphasis on Greece and Crete. « less
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Ranked #29 of 274 attractions in Crete
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #30 of 274 attractions in Crete
Category: Educational Sites; Tours
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