What to Do & Visit
Knossos is the largest Bronze Age archaeological site on Crete and has been called Europe’s oldest city. Settled as early as the Neolithic period, the name Knossos survives from ancient Greek references to the major city of Crete.
Monastery of Arkadi
One of the most important monuments to visit, the 5th Century AD Monastery, influenced by Byzantine & Venetian architecture, is the home of valuable collections of historical relics, of Christian icons and manuscripts. Arkadi became an eternal symbol for freedom due to the tragic events that took place during the Turkish siege in 1866.
Karavostasi Beach is the last beach you meet. It is the most beautiful beach of the area. It is much smaller than the other bays, which makes it almost always seem crowded. It’s well organized, but less than the rest ones.
Archaeological Museum Heraklion
The Heraklion Archaeological Museum is one of the greatest museums in Greece and the best in the world for Minoan art; it contains the most notable and complete collection of artefacts of the Minoan civilization of Crete.
Fortezza Castle Rethymnon
The Fortezza is the citadel of the city of Rethymno in Crete, Greece. It was built by the Venetians in the 16th century and was captured by the Ottomans in 1646..
Cretaquarium (or Thalassocosmos) is a public aquarium that offers its visitors the unique chance to plunge into the great marine world of the Mediterranean. It has been recently renovated with the addition of new tanks, species, educational programmes & innovative services.