Greece ( Europe )
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Crete is categorised as Getaways

Gavdos Island (Photo Courtesy: Vassilis stath)
Entrance of the Gorge of Samaria (Photo Courtesy: Deneb)
Harbor of Heraklion (Photo Courtesy: Taxiarchos228)
Knossos Palace (Photo Courtesy: Bernard Gagnon)
Paleohora (Photo Courtesy: Velela)
Venetian Shipyards in Hania Town (Photo Courtesy: Bernard Gagnon)

Reasons to Visit
  • Crete is largest of the Greek islands where landscapes range from majestic mountains, stunning coastline and lush green countryside dotted with quaint coffee shops between tall olive trees.
  • Crete is a destination for honeymooners, walkers, getaway seekers and guests looking to just relax and do nothing. Crete is best explored by car rentals or a bike hire.
Access Information
  • Nearest Airport -Crete
  • Crete is connected by Air with Mumbai, New Delhi

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    This small and picturesque town reflects a lot of Venetian and Ottoman architecture. The best part about the skyline of the town is The Venetian lighthouse and former mosque lined with restored Venetian mansions which houses boutique hotels, pensions and restaurants. Visit the town for a day to enjoy a romantic walk between cobbled streets with your partner or book a room at one of the boutique hotels by the sea. The restaurants and bars have a romantic ambience. Among the town's impressive buildings are the colourful cruciform market, the synagogue and the ship sheds along the harbour. The sites are not as significant in the history, but it is definitely worth a while.
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    This is the largest and most densely populated region on the island of Crete. The city is nestled between two imposing mountain ranges – Ídi (Mt Psiloritis) to the west and Dikti (Lasithiótika mountains) to the east – Iráklion boasts exceptional archaeological treasures dotted with petite coastal settlements, a series of picturesque villages, olive groves and vineyards as well as the best organised tourist infrastructure in Crete. A unique combination of urban scenery and natural wealth makes the region of Iráklion an appealing all-year-round destination.
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    Also known as Labyrinth, Knossos Palace, is the largest Bronze Age Archaeological site on Crete and probably the ceremonial and political centre of the Minoan civilisation and culture. The site is well laid-out with workrooms, living spaces and storerooms and a central square that store images of life and culture during 16th century BC. The palace and city is believed to have supported a population of a 100,000 people possibly between the 19th and 16th centuries B.C. The site was once destroyed by fire but has since been reconstructed. The palace is open all year round and the entry fee is 6 euros per adult, children under 18 free. Opens at 9.30am till 6pm.
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    Gavdos, Crete is a small island in the middle of the Libyan Sea, located 26 nautical miles south from Chora Sfakion. Gavdos, a stunning combination of rocks, dunes and pristine beaches with a permanent population of approx. sixty people. This place is best for campers and honeymooners with undisturbed landscapes and vast stretches of beauty.
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    To the south of Chania, in the heart of the prefecture, is the Omalos plateau which is a circular plain surrounded by verdant mountains. It is a wild and tranquil place and in springtime the fertile soil is carpeted with wild grasses and flowers. Xyloskalo passis the entrance to the Samaria gorge is at a height of 1227 metres above sea level. There are wooden staircases that were built by local people to ascend the steep entrance into the gorge. Trek the pass to explore one of the natural wonders and admire the rugged boulevard.
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    Paleohora is a pleasant and friendly village on the south-west tip of Crete, 75 kilometres from Chania. The village sports a pebble beach to the east and an extensive sandy beach to the west side, proving to be an ideal beach destination. It becomes very busy during high season, with various restaurants serving all kind of cuisine, plenty of shops and some lively bars and clubs staying open until dawn. A coastal ferry service connects Paleohora with Sougia, Agia Roumeli (for Samaria gorge). Also a point to set sail to the southernmost island of Gavdos.
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Airport in Crete
  • Heraklion International Airport ( HER ) , Crete
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