Top 10 Things To-Do in Crete

Greece's largest island and the fifth largest in the Mediterranean can appeal to beachcombers, armchair historians as well as active travelers. For the adventurous traveler there are more than 600 miles of beaches and coves to explore. Apart from that, Crete at the crossroads of Mediterranean culture; it was home to the Minoan civilization, and the Greeks, Romans, Turks, and Venetians controlled the island at various points throughout history. As one distances themselves from the coastline they are about to explore dramatic peaks and fertile plains.

Top 10 Things To Do in Crete

1. Hike the longest gorge in Europe, Samaria Gorge

2. Taste dakos, kaltsounia, myzithra cheese and drink tsikoudia

3. See the city of Rethymno, one of the best preserved medieval towns in Greece

4. Discover the Diktaen Cave and the Cave of Ideon Andron

5. Visit the Archaelogical Museum of Heraklion

6. Explore the Palm forest of Vai, Europe's only palm tree forest

7. Take a romantic stroll at the Venetian Harbour of Chania

8. Enjoy a one-of-a-kind evening walk or a family picnic at Lake Kournas

9. Follow the wine routes of Crete and taste its local varieties

10. Visit the Minoan Palaces of Knossos, Phaistos and Malia

If you find yourselves in Crete on a cruise ship, Achtypis tours can offer you a variety of shore excursions, stating from Chania shore excursions, Heraklion shore excursions and Rethymnon shore excursions, so that you may explore this wonderful island worry-free and enjoying high-quality services.

Sources:

http://www.travelandleisure.com/travel-guide/crete

http://www.visitgreece.gr/top_10_greece

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