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Aquaworld Aquarium (Hersonissos)
#1 of 235 in Crete
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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#2 of 235 in Crete
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Category: Beaches
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Elafonissi Beach (Elafonissi)
#3 of 235 in Crete
Travelers' Choice® 2014 Winner Beaches
Category: Beaches
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#4 of 235 in Crete
Travelers' Choice® 2013 Winner Attractions
Category: Specialty Museums
Owner description: The Cretan open- air Museum “LYCHNOSTATIS” is located at Hersonissos, by the sea- side. It consists of four main... 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 café. 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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Arion Stables (Hersonissos)
#5 of 235 in Crete
Category: Horseback Riding Stables
Owner description: pony and horse riding individual personal ridesbeach and mountain ridessunset beach ridessmall zoo- animal parkV.I.P. horse... more » Owner description: pony and horse riding individual personal ridesbeach and mountain ridessunset beach ridessmall zoo- animal parkV.I.P. horse carriage service, weddings with our Victoria carriagecarriage tours to the town or traditional villages, riding and driving lessons, traditional taverna & cafe bar, playgrounds a peacefull paradise for our animals & horse friendliest stable in whole crete. « less
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Old Venetian Harbor (Chania Town)
#6 of 235 in Crete
Category: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
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Rethymnon Old Town (Rethymnon)
#7 of 235 in Crete
Category: Neighborhoods
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#8 of 235 in Crete
Owner description: Book Exchange - new and used books, locally handmade jewelry,gifts and cards. Offering many languages including English,... more » Owner description: Book Exchange - new and used books, locally handmade jewelry,gifts and cards. Offering many languages including English, French German, Dutch, Russian fiction and non- fiction.A small independent trader, just off the main square, with access from the seaside or the road.Tour Guides, maps and information available. « less
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#9 of 235 in Crete
Category: National Parks; Canyons
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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#10 of 235 in Crete
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#11 of 235 in Crete
Category: Horseback Riding Stables
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Stalis Beach (Stalis)
#12 of 235 in Crete
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Category: Beaches
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#13 of 235 in Crete
Category: Gardens
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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Pelagos Dive Centre (Agios Nikolaos)
#14 of 235 in Crete
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Falasarna beach (Chania Prefecture)
#15 of 235 in Crete
Category: Beaches
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Lake Voulismeni (Agios Nikolaos)
#16 of 235 in Crete
Category: Bodies of Water
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Falassarna Beach (Falassarna)
#17 of 235 in Crete
Category: Beaches
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#18 of 235 in Crete
Travelers' Choice® 2013 Winner Attractions
Category: Islands; Historic Sites

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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#19 of 235 in Crete
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Owner description: A long and pleasant walk along the gorge through breathtaking scenery, past waterfalls, fountains, deserted chapels and... more » Owner description: A long and pleasant walk along the gorge through breathtaking scenery, past waterfalls, fountains, deserted chapels and monasteries, to an authentic palm beach at Preveli. You can even catch a glimpse of a lammergeier if you are lucky. Watch out though for slips and trips - stout shoes essential. « less
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#20 of 235 in Crete
Category: History 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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#21 of 235 in Crete
Category: Geologic Formations
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Sasteria (Lassithi Prefecture)
#22 of 235 in Crete
Category: Observatories/ Planetariums
Owner description: “Sasteria" public observatory in Agios-Stefanos the south east Crete, Greece. 6 Km from Makri-Gialos 425 m up in the... more » Owner description: “Sasteria" public observatory in Agios-Stefanos the south east Crete, Greece. 6 Km from Makri-Gialos 425 m up in the mountains.Lots of accommodation nearby.300 clear-skies a year.Several professional telescopes are at your disposal.Also opportunity to observe the sun by day for sunspots as also the sun-flares.Your host has 30 years experience with astronomy.Also during the day there are art-workshop that are run by a professional artist. From sketching to painting with different mediums is possible.You can easily combine your holiday with something totally different And make your holiday just that little bit special. Both beginners and experts are welcome at sasteria. « less
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Happy Train (Elounda)
#23 of 235 in Crete
Category: Scenic Railroads
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#24 of 235 in Crete
Category: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas; Historic Sites

Loutro in Crete, Greece  Loutro lies on the south coast of Chania Prefecture in west Crete, between Chora Sfakion and Agia Roumeli, the exit to the Samaria Gorge. The whole area... more »

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#25 of 235 in Crete
Category: Religious Sites
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#26 of 235 in Crete
Category: Mountains
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#27 of 235 in Crete
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Micro Amoudi (Plakias)
#28 of 235 in Crete
Category: Beaches
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Labyrinth Theme Park (Hersonissos)
#29 of 235 in Crete
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#30 of 235 in Crete
Category: Beaches
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