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Crete

4.2
Beaches · Ruins · Islands
Great Island
The largest of the Greek islands, Crete offers travelers more than just sun, sea, and sand. Famed for its warm hospitality, outstanding infrastructure, and contrasting landscapes, the island represents one of the world's richest areas in terms of history and culture. Crete burst onto the world scene over 4,000 years ago, when it served as the center of the Minoan civilization, one of Europe's earliest organized societies. Despite the island's wealth of developed beaches, the traces of the mysterious and enchanting Minoan empire remain Crete's top attraction, drawing visitors from all over the world. The island capital Heraklion provides an ideal base for exploring a renowned Minoan palace complex, the site of Europe's oldest city. Arrange all the small, but important details of your Crete trip itinerary using our Greece tour itinerary maker website.
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Places to visit in Crete

Heraklion Trip planner BEST FOR: History Museum, Fountain, Room Escape Game Rethymnon Trip planner BEST FOR: Historic Site, Religious Site, Beach Chania Town Trip planner BEST FOR: Marina, Scuba / Snorkeling, Beach Agios Nikolaos Trip planner BEST FOR: Beach, Water Body, Nightlife Hersonissos Trip planner BEST FOR: Aquarium, Water Park, Theme Park

Popular things to do in Crete

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The Natural History Museum of Crete ©
World heritage site
The Natural History Museum of Crete Heraklion
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
Historical Museum of Crete ©
History Museum
Historical Museum of Crete Heraklion
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
History Museum
Heraklion Archaeological Museum Heraklion
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
Kazantzakis Museum ©
Specialty Museum
Kazantzakis Museum Myrtia
5.0
Duration: 1 hour

Kid-friendly things to do in Crete

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Lassithi Plateau ©
Scenic Drive
Lassithi Plateau Lasithi Prefecture
4.0
Duration: 8 hours
The Palace of Knossos ©
Ruin
The Palace of Knossos Knosos
3.1
Duration: 3 hours
Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos ©
Aquarium
Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos Gournes
4.2
Duration: 1h 30 min

Hidden gems in Crete

Church of Saint Titus ©
Church
Church of Saint Titus Heraklion
4.6
Duration: 30 minutes
Botanical Park & Gardens Of Crete ©
Garden
Botanical Park & Gardens Of Crete Fournes
4.7
Duration: 3 hours
Astrikas Estate Biolea ©
Farm
Astrikas Estate Biolea Astrikas
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
Souda Bay War Cemetery ©
Cemetery
Souda Bay War Cemetery Souda
4.9
Duration: 1 hour

Historic Sites in Crete

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The Venetian Fortezza ©
Historic Site
The Venetian Fortezza Rethymnon
3.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
Castello del Molo (Koules)
Castle
Castello del Molo (Koules) Heraklion
4.4
Duration: 1 hour
The Holy Monastery of Preveli
Church
The Holy Monastery of Preveli Rethymnon
4.1
Duration: 1h 30 min
Monastery of Arkadi ©
Religious Site
Monastery of Arkadi Rethymnon
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min

Beaches in Crete

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Balos Lagoon ©
Beach
Balos Lagoon Kissamos
4.5
Duration: 4 hours
Elafonissi Beach ©
Beach
Elafonissi Beach Elafonissi
4.5
Duration: 4 hours
Matala beach ©
Beach
Matala beach Matala
4.3
Duration: 3 hours
Nea Chora Beach ©
Beach
Nea Chora Beach Chania Town
4.1
Duration: 2 hours

Shopping in Crete

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Alexia Handmade Jewelry ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Alexia Handmade Jewelry Chania Town
5.0
Duration: 2 hours
mariannas ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
mariannas Maroulas
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
Bonsai and Art ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Bonsai and Art Trachilos
5.0
Duration: 30 minutes
Armenis ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Armenis Chania Town
5.0
Duration: 2 hours
Flowers of Crete ©
Multi-day Tour
Flowers of Crete Elounda
5.0
Duration: 6 hours
Museum Of Typography ©
Specialty Museum
Museum Of Typography Souda
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
Lychnostatis Open Air Museum ©
Specialty Museum
Lychnostatis Open Air Museum Hersonissos
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
JoyRide.Bike ©
Multi-day Tour
JoyRide.Bike Panormos
5.0
Duration: 3h 30 min