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A cultural jewel of Greece, the Mediterranean island of Crete will surprise you with its varied collection of attractions. A melting pot of numerous cultures, the Cretan landscape is painted with Venetian constructions, Ottoman buildings, and more. But at its heart, the well-preserved legacies of the Minoan civilization––Knossos, Phaistos, Malia, and more––will have you unearthing its secrets all day long. Near the sea, the old port town of Chania is the place to be to feast on local culture and spectacular sites from the harbor. Beyond it, the pink-sand beaches of Elafonissi and Balos Lagoon await. Find your way to Crete, where its solitude in the sea offers a mesmerizing escape.

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Exploring Crete

Journey to the most iconic historical and cultural sights of Heraklion or go on amazing adventures across Crete’s most breathtaking islets and coastal towns like the fortified island of Spinalonga

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About Crete

A cultural jewel of Greece, the Mediterranean island of Crete will surprise you with its varied collection of attractions. A melting pot of numerous cultures, the Cretan landscape is painted with Venetian constructions, Ottoman buildings, and more. But at its heart, the well-preserved legacies of the Minoan civilization––Knossos, Phaistos, Malia, and more––will have you unearthing its secrets all day long. Near the sea, the old port town of Chania is the place to be to feast on local culture and spectacular sites from the harbor. Beyond it, the pink-sand beaches of Elafonissi and Balos Lagoon await. Find your way to Crete, where its solitude in the sea offers a mesmerizing escape.

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Local Weather

  • MAR - MAY
    23° 10°

    Spring

  • JUN - AUG
    29° 19°

    Summer

  • SEP - NOV
    27° 14°

    Autumn

  • DEC - FEB
    18°

    Winter

General Information

  • Time Zone
    GMT +02:00

  • Currency
    Euro

    1USD = 0.89EUR

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