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Crete

4.3
Beaches · Ruins · Nightlife
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. Add Crete and other destinations in Greece to your travel plans using our Greece holiday maker app.
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Places to visit in Crete

HeraklionTrip planner Best for: History Museum, Fountain, Room Escape Game RethymnonTrip planner Best for: Historic Site, Religious Site, Beach Chania TownTrip planner Best for: Marina, Scuba / Snorkeling, Beach EloundaTrip planner Best for: Island, Beach, Gift & Specialty Shop KissamosTrip planner Best for: Beach, Gift & Specialty Shop, Cave