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Thanks to fortunes brought by the 2004 Summer Olympics, Athens has become a city... more
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Athens
Thanks to fortunes brought by the 2004 Summer Olympics, Athens has become a city reformed. Spotless parks and streets, an ultra-modern subway, new freeways, an accessible airport and clear signage make the city easily negotiable. Meriting more than a stopover en route to the islands, sophisticated sites in this Travelers' Choice Destination include many pillars of Western history, from the Acropolis to the Temple of Olympian Zeus, as well as treasures in the National Archaeological Museum.
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Much of the old town district of Chania was developed around its harbor, which... more
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Chania Town
Much of the old town district of Chania was developed around its harbor, which was built by the Venetians during the 14th century. Its lighthouse still proudly overlooks the Mediterranean. Here you’ll find several cinemas and historical attractions like the Archaeological Museum, a collection of Minoan and Roman artifacts that’s housed in the former Monastery of Saint Francis. Word nerds will especially enjoy the Museum of Typography.
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Imerovigli looks exactly as a Santorini village should: iconic whitewashed... more
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Imerovigli
Imerovigli looks exactly as a Santorini village should: iconic whitewashed buildings with sapphire domes, narrow crisscrossing walking paths, epic sunsets. Set sail on a guided boat tour of nearby volcanic features or spend the day exploring the remains of Skaros, a 13th-century Venetian palace. Cap it all off with a simple but decadent meal of local delicacies.
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Oia is carved out of the cliffs, and visitors can see houses built for Venetian... more
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Oia
Oia is carved out of the cliffs, and visitors can see houses built for Venetian sea captains as well as the more typical "cave houses" of the villagers. You’ll find the pure white buildings with colorful roofs that are typical of Greek architecture, and you’ll probably enjoy poking around the town. But don’t breeze through in an hour—you must stay for the sunset. It’s legendary. Watch from a café, or, better yet, from a boat—you’ll be spellbound.
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The Greek island of Santorini is a blissful spot for a getaway, and its capital,... more
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Fira
The Greek island of Santorini is a blissful spot for a getaway, and its capital, Fira, is a vision of dramatic cliffs and pristine whitewashed buildings. The Archaeological Museum contains Minoan artifacts from Fira’s ancient foundations, while several churches and monasteries offer a glimpse into the historical and contemporary religious make up of this beautiful village. Exploring the shops and cafes along Fira’s narrow footpaths is a leisurely way to spend an afternoon.
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Sandy, peaceful beaches and ancient ruins beckon travelers to Chersonisos, a... more
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Hersonissos
Sandy, peaceful beaches and ancient ruins beckon travelers to Chersonisos, a one-time Roman port on the island of Crete. This is a family-friendly place, with plenty of activities for kids. The Lychnostatis Open Air Museum gives you the chance to explore the trades and lifestyles of early islanders. Exhibits include a herbarium, olive oil and wine presses and workshops on ceramics, shoe making and weaving. The aquarium showcases local sea creatures, as do the town's many traditional cafes, though in a completely different (and more delicious) manner.
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Rethymnon is one of the most well-preserved Venetian old towns on the island of... more
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Rethymnon
Rethymnon is one of the most well-preserved Venetian old towns on the island of Crete. Its 16th-century buildings are stunning examples of ancient architecture, and the monolithic Fortezza reflects both European and Moorish influences. Explore the magical waterfalls, rock formations, and ‘"cave church" of Saint Anthony Gorge before taking a pleasant evening stroll along the colorful Venetian Harbor. Relax in a taverna over a plate of Cretan meze, like fresh feta drizzled with local olive oil.
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Classic whitewashed buildings line the labyrinthine streets of Mykonos, the... more
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Mykonos Town
Classic whitewashed buildings line the labyrinthine streets of Mykonos, the largest town on the Greek island of the same name. Matoyianni Street is particularly charming. Iconic 16th-century windmills keep watch over the village from the hills above, and the fully functional Boni Mill is part of the Mykonos Agricultural Museum. The Aegean Maritime Museum and the Folklore Museum will give you a proper introduction to the area’s rich cultural and economic history.
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As if a golden Greek beach could get any more special—wander to the northern... more
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Tsilivi
As if a golden Greek beach could get any more special—wander to the northern point of Tsilivi to check out the remains of a Venetian observatory and observe the mashup of awe-inspiring history and contemporary vacationer culture. The beach here is breezy and cool, perfect for catching a wave, a gust of wind in the parasail or a nap.
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Lush Apokoronas is unusual for otherwise rocky Crete. Located in the regional... more
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Apokoronas
Lush Apokoronas is unusual for otherwise rocky Crete. Located in the regional unit of Chania, it makes a lovely base for exploring the epic Samariá Gorge. Foodies will go nuts for a guided bread-making and cheese-tasting tour. The shallow waters of Kalivaki Beach make it a perfect place for kids to have a splash.
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