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Kissamos 734 00, Greece
The Balos Beach and lagoon is located on the island of Crete, and is considered to be one of the most beautiful beaches in Greece. This title owes to the turquoise, crystal-clear waters and the white sands that have become quite a popular...
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Kalorrouma 731 00, Greece
Crystal clear waters, remote access, and cliff diving. Seitan Limania is a spot known only to locals and the few U.S. military that transit the nearby naval flight line. The view is absolutely gorgeous. This is a once-in-a-lifetime beach. Access...
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Daskalogianni 33, Chania 731 32, Greece
Chania, as a seaside resort town has its share of high-priced waterfront restaurants. If you venture over to the left of the main drag (with your back to the water) you quickly start to find some smaller, quieter places with more reasonable...
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Chania, Greece
Chania is one of the most beautiful cities of the island of Crete. One of the most beautiful corners of the city is the harbour. It was built on the Venetian era. Visitors will find there monuments of both the Venetian and the Ottoman history. The...
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Samaria 730 11, Greece
We took a morning road trip south to visit Crete's popular Samaria Gorge. As we left the city of Chania, we were greeted by citrus orchards and olive fields that soon lead to steep and twisty mountain roads littered with goats. The charming...
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Epimenidou 15, Iraklio 712 02, Greece
Located on a glass-walled terrace atop the Lato Hotel, this eatery commands breathtaking vistas over the sea, harbor and old town of Iráklion. The food supplies a modern twist on local Cretan ingredients and produce, including excellent seafood....
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Leof. Sofokli Venizelou 3, Iraklio 712 02, Greece
This very popular spot near the harbor offers lots of small dishes and fresh seafood to sample (try the grilled octopus and sardines), all at exceptionally reasonable prices. Check out the views of the water and ferry traffic as well.
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12 str, Theotokopoulou &, Erotokritou, Iraklio 712 02, Greece
Away from the main streets of Iráklion, this traditional café is a little bit difficult to find, but is well worth hunting out. It's known for friendly service, solid Greek dishes with no frills and prices that won’t break the bank—everything you...
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Pl. Agiou Titou 1, Iraklio 712 02, Greece
Known as the Ice Factory, this café-bar serves top-notch food, but you'll really want to come here for the drinks—from well-made coffee in the morning to Cretan wines and cocktails in the evening—served in a sophisticated locale with great...
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Ξανθουδίδη και Χατζηδάκη 1, Ηράκλειο 712 02, Greece
Reflecting the history of the island this is an important museum, particularly for its presentation of the incredible artworks of the Minoan civilisation. They include impressive pottery with remarkable decorations, plenty of the Minoan symbols of...