Crete

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Crete (Κρήτη) is the largest and most populous of the Greek islands, and the fifth-largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. It is located in the southern part of the Aegean Sea separating the Aegean from the Libyan Sea. The island lies approximately 160 kilometres south of mainland Greece. Crete measures 260 kilometres from east to west, it is 60 kilometres at its widest point and 12 kilometres at its narrowest. It covers an area of 8,336 square kilometres and has a coastline of 1,046 kilometres. Crete is one of the most popular holiday destinations in Greece. It has glorious blue flag sandy beaches, impressive mountain ranges, steep gorges, fertile valleys and miles of unspoilt scenery.
Agios Nikolaos is a picturesque port town in eastern Crete. It blends cosmopolitan buzz with laid-back beach life and although it has become one of the island’s most popular destinations, Agios Nikolaos still packs plenty of old-school appeal. The Chania region on Crete’s north coast has more beaches than you can count on two hands. The stretches of sand range from the Blue Flag beauties in Agioi Apostoloi and Gerani to the chic bar-lined strip in Agia Marina. The Rethymnon area to north-east of the island has some of the best stretches of sand on the island with tavernas by the shore, sunloungers and watersports. In the old town there is a huge fortress, a selection of mosques and many Renaissance buildings. At the harbour you can find seafood restaurants and lively bars.
Elounda is a seaside town on the north west coast of the island. It has a colourful harbour and a main square packed with authentic Greek tavernas and friendly bars. It has a sandy beach that looks out to the island of Spinalonga. It’s quite a lively spot. Heraklion, on the north side of the island, is the most popular region of Crete. It hosts many busy places with intense nightlife, including Malia, Hersonissos, Ammoudara and Agia Pelagia, but also many peaceful family places, particularly on the southern side. In Heraklion you can find the two Minoan palaces of Knossos and Phaestos, traditional villages, medieval castles, Byzantine monasteries and nice beaches to relax. This region combines busy resorts and wonderful secluded coves.

Agia Ekaterini Church

Agia Kyriaki

Agia Maria Magdalini Church

Agia Paraskevi Church

Agioi Apostoloi

Agios Georgios Falandra Church

Agios Minas Church

Agios Miron Church

Agios Nikolaos Church

Agios Nikolaos Church

Agios Nikolaos Church

Agios Nikolaos Monastery

Agios Titos Church

Archaeological Museum of Heraklion(Heraklion)

Archaeological Museum

Balos Beach and Lagoon (Kissamos)

Balos Beach and Lagoon

Botanical Park Of Crete (Chania)

Botanical Park of Crete

Chania Lighthouse

Chrissi Island (Chrissi Island)

Chrissi Island

Cretaquarium Thalassocosmos (Heraklion)

Cretaquarium Thalassocosmos

Elafonissi Beach (Elafonissi)

Elafonissi Beach

Evangelistria Church

Falassarna Beach (Falassarna)

Falassarna Beach

Greek national Football Museum (Chania Town)

Greek National Football Museum

Historical Museum of Crete (Heraklion)

Historical Museum of Crete

Kaliviani Monastery

Kea Folklore Museum

Kedrodasos Beach (Kissamos)

Kedrodasos Beach

Lychnostatis Open Air Museum (Chersonissos)

Lychnostatis Open Air Museum

Lyrarakis Winery (Heraklion)

Lyrarakis Winery

Manousakis Winery (Vatolakkos)

Manousakis Winery

Monastery of Arkadi (Rethymnon)

Monastery of Arkadi

Old Town (Rethymnon)

Old Town

Old Venetian Harbor (Chania)

Old Venetian Harbour

Palace of Knossos (Heraklion)

Palace of Knossos

Panagia Almiri Church

Panagia Eleousa Church

Panagia Gorgoepikoos Church

Panagia Koumpelidiki Church

Preveli Beach

Preveli Monastery

Samaria Gorge National Park (Sfakia)

Samaria Gorge

Seitan Limania Beach (Akrotiri)

Seitan Limania Beach

Sotiras Afentis Christos Church

Souda Bay War Cemetery (Souda)

Souda Bay War Cemetery

Spinalonga (Elounda)

Spinalonga

Stalis Beach

Standing Stone

Tsagarolon Monastery

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