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Agiou Markou 8, Chania 731 32, Greece
Chania is arguably the most beautiful port city on Crete island, and it owes this title to its lovely Venetian Harbour. Walk through a maze of streets and alleyways and you'll eventually emerge onto the colourful waterfront. Other than the iconic...
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Dedalou, Iraklio 714 09, Greece
The remarkably mazelike passages of the palace of Knossos were excavated in the early 20th century. Until then the myth of King Minos who kept the bull-headed Minotaur in a secret labyrinth was regarded as, well, a myth. Archaeologists now agree...
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Poros, Greece
Mention 'Greek Islands' and one instinctively thinks of Santorini or Crete. But there are literally thousands of other islands scattered between Greece, Turkey and North Africa. The smaller ones like Poros (above) are just as charming. I don't...
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Melidoni, Μελιδόνι, Rethimno 740 52, Greece
The Melidoni cave is on the Old Heraklion Road between Rethymno and Heraklion. This cave was used for religious ceremonies during the Minoan times. It also played an important role during the period of the Ottoman occupation. Villagers fled to the...
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The largest island in Greece, Crete is home to the Ideon Caves that, according to mythology, is the birthplace of Zeus. This Greek isle is complete with natural beaches, rich archaeological history, and a wide range of traditional villages to...
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Chandakos 29, Iraklio 712 02, Greece
Lose yourself in this wonderful bookstore where you'll find the shelves well stocked with reading material in many different languages, including guidebooks, maps and books devoted to traveling around Crete and the history of the island.
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Malia 700 07, Greece
Like Knossos, Malia is an ancient Minoan palace complex, easily reached from Iráklion. Unlike its more famous sibling, however, little reconstruction work has been done here. This means you can view the extensive remains as they were first...