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Best of Crete Guide

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Crete
The birthplace of both the king of the Olympian gods and of modern European civilization, Crete is a Mediterranean jewel. It’s rich with archaeological and mythological history that’s reflected in its ancient ruins and cultural attractions. Soak up the charming atmosphere of Chania Town’s Old Venetian Harbor or the fortresses and monasteries of Rethymonon. The awesome Minoan ruins of Malia date to 1900 BC, and majestic Mt. Ida is said to be home to the cave where Zeus was born.

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Nearby recommended attractions:

Elafonissi  Beach
Elafonissi Beach(Elafonissi)
Attraction type: Beaches
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Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre
Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre(Hersonissos)
Owner description: Aquaworld - Crete's first Aquarium - opened in Hersonissos in 1995 - near Bus Stop 20. It features local sea life and reptiles from Crete and from all around the world. Most of... more Owner description: Aquaworld - Crete's first Aquarium - opened in Hersonissos in 1995 - near Bus Stop 20. It features local sea life and reptiles from Crete and from all around the world. Most of the animals are rescued or are unwanted pets which have found a new home at Aquaworld. Our philosophy is simple - bring people and animals closer together and, inevitably, people will begin to respect and care more about the animals! less
Attraction type: Aquariums
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Balos Beach and Lagoon
Balos Beach and Lagoon(Kissamos)
Attraction type: Beaches
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Heraklion Archaeological Museum
Heraklion Archaeological Museum(Heraklion)
A museum delineating the history of the island Crete, complete with artifacts belonging to the ancient civilizations that once populated the island.
Attraction type: History Museums; Art Museums
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Old Venetian Harbor
Old Venetian Harbor(Chania Town)
Attraction type: Historic Walking Areas; Piers & Boardwalks; Historic Sites; Lighthouses
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Nearby recommended restaurants:

Georgias Traditional Taverna
Georgias Traditional Taverna
Ranked #1 of 13 Restaurants in Kournas
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Greek
Good for: Dining on a budget, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
To Steki tou Giannikou
To Steki tou Giannikou
Ranked #1 of 1 Restaurants in Prines
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Greek
Good for: Dining on a budget, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Ntounias
Ntounias
Ranked #1 of 2 Restaurants in Drakona
Price: $11 - $22
Cuisines: Greek, Vegetarian
Good for: Dining on a budget, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Scenic view
Dining options: Lunch, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Yaourtaki Frozen Yogurt & More
Yaourtaki Frozen Yogurt & More
Ranked #2 of 308 Restaurants in Rethymnon
Price: $1 - $5
Cuisines: Cafe
Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Cash Only, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
The House - Steak House Restaurant
The House - Steak House Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 73 Restaurants in Malia
Price: $3 - $21
Cuisines: European, British, Greek
Good for: Dining on a budget, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Nearby recommended accommodations:

Kastro Beach Apartments
2.0 of 5
Kastro Beach Apartments
$24 - $148
Ranked #1 of 98 Hotels in Malia
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Primavera Beach Studios & Apartments
3.0 of 5
Primavera Beach Studios & Apartments
$40 - $93 (€36 - €85)
Ranked #2 of 98 Hotels in Malia
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Renieris Hotel
2.0 of 5
Renieris Hotel
$44 - $158 (€40 - €144)
Ranked #1 of 23 Hotels in Stalos
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Nearby recommended accommodations:

Elounda Garden Suites
3.5 of 5
Elounda Garden Suites
$85 - $226
Ranked #1 of 37 Hotels in Elounda
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Casa Moazzo Suites & Apartments
3.5 of 5
Casa Moazzo Suites & Apartments
$90 - $220
Ranked #1 of 169 Hotels in Rethymnon
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Avli Lounge Apartments
4.0 of 5
Avli Lounge Apartments
$99 - $349 (€90 - €318)
Ranked #2 of 169 Hotels in Rethymnon
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Nearby recommended accommodations:

La Maison Ottomane
5.0 of 5
La Maison Ottomane
$180 - $315
Ranked #1 of 112 Hotels in Chania Town
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Casa Vitae Hotel
4.0 of 5
Casa Vitae Hotel
$64 - $143 (€58 - €130)
Ranked #3 of 169 Hotels in Rethymnon
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Rimondi Boutique Hotel
4.0 of 5
Rimondi Boutique Hotel
$119 - $430 (€108 - €392)
Ranked #4 of 169 Hotels in Rethymnon
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