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Aquaworld Aquarium (Hersonissos)
Ranked #1 of 286 attractions in Crete
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Zoos/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 286 attractions in Crete
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Elafonissi Beach (Elafonissi)
Ranked #3 of 286 attractions in Crete
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Category: Beaches; Outdoors
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Ranked #4 of 286 attractions in Crete
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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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Ranked #5 of 286 attractions in Crete
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Category: Beaches; Outdoors
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Ranked #6 of 286 attractions in Crete
Category: Geologic Formations; Outdoors
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Rethymnon Old Town (Rethymnon)
Ranked #7 of 286 attractions in Crete
Category: Neighborhoods; Cultural
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Old Venetian Harbor (Chania Town)
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$37* and up
Ranked #8 of 286 attractions in Crete
Category: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas; Cultural
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Ranked #9 of 286 attractions in Crete
Category: Canyons; National Parks; Outdoors
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 286 attractions in Crete
Category: Gardens; Outdoors
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 #11 of 286 attractions in Crete
Category: Beaches; Outdoors
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 #12 of 286 attractions in Crete
Category: Beaches; Outdoors
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Ranked #13 of 286 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 #14 of 286 attractions in Crete
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$77* and up
Ranked #15 of 286 attractions in Crete
Category: Historic Sites; Islands; Cultural

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 #16 of 286 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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Sasteria (Makry-Gialos)
Ranked #17 of 286 attractions in Crete
Category: Observatories/ Planetariums; Cultural
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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Ranked #18 of 286 attractions in Crete
Category: Religious Sites; Cultural
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Spiaggia Xerokampos (Xerocambos)
Ranked #19 of 286 attractions in Crete
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Stalis Beach (Stalis)
Ranked #20 of 286 attractions in Crete
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Beaches
Category: Beaches; Outdoors
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Lake Voulismeni (Agios Nikolaos)
Ranked #21 of 286 attractions in Crete
Category: Bodies of Water; Outdoors
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Museum of Typography (Chania Town)
Ranked #22 of 286 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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Ranked #23 of 286 attractions in Crete
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Outdoors
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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Iguana Beach (Agii Apostoli)
Ranked #24 of 286 attractions in Crete
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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Ranked #25 of 286 attractions in Crete
Category: Geologic Formations; Scenic Drives; Outdoors
This flat stretch of land high up in the mountains of Crete is rumored to be the birthplace of Zeus.
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Skinaria Beach (Plakias)
Ranked #26 of 286 attractions in Crete
Category: Beaches; Outdoors
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Gorge of the Dead (Kato Zakros)
Ranked #27 of 286 attractions in Crete
Category: Canyons; Geologic Formations; Outdoors
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Ranked #28 of 286 attractions in Crete
Category: Mountains; Outdoors
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Ranked #29 of 286 attractions in Crete
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Ranked #30 of 286 attractions in Crete
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