Popular destinations of Crete
The most popular tourist destinations of Crete
When going on a trip to Crete, study your route beforehand to visit major attractions in a very short time.
The Palace of Knossos
It was discovered by the English archaeologist Sir Arthur Evans and considered as symbol of Minoan Civilization that existed already in the third millennium BC. Minoan palaces were massive, extremely complex and splendid architectural constructions. The Palace of Knossos numbered about 1300 internal lodgings - no fewer than 12,000 people could get shelter in its walls. Ancient ruins of it are only 4 kilometres away from Heraklion. It is worth noting that analogous palaces were constructed in other cities of ancient Crete - and none of them had reliable enough fortifications! Obviously, its inhabitants were not afraid of attacks and they resolved conflicts peacefully!
Heraklion Archaeological Museum
If a tour to the Knossos Palace has sparked your interest in the monuments of the Minoan Civilization, you should definitely visit Heraklion Archaeological Museum. It contains exclusive collection of artefacts of the Minoan Civilization of Crete, which get here directly from location where archaeological research takes place. Among best known museum pieces of the exhibition are a figurine named “Snake goddess”, the legendary fired clay Phaistos Disc, covered with mysterious writing, gorgeous murals, The Arkalochori Axe, as well as many more, not least fascinating museum exhibits.
Chania City: Old Town, Harbour and Museums
There is one of the prettiest towns of western Crete - Chania. It is located in 160 km from the capital of Crete Heraklion. Archaeological Museum of Chania is highly recommended to visit. The Nautical Museum of Crete is known for its skilfully executed scale model of Venetian town as it looked in the 18th century, with shipyards and lovely harbour. However, the main thing here is certainly charming atmosphere of cosy streets in Old Town.
Lake Kournas is situated roughly halfway between picturesque Chania and historic Rethymno. It is considered to be a unique native attraction. Lake Kournas owes its popularity to sweet-water. Here you can admire picturesque landscape of lake shoreline, ride a catamaran or a water-bus, and if you are lucky enough you will enjoy observing tiny river turtles.
Literally a few kilometres from the lake there is the village of Argyroupoli, famous for its large number of watermills.
Car rental Crete
We have mentioned only a few attractive and well-known tourist destinations in Crete, which are definitely worth visiting if you are lucky enough to spend your vacation here. In fact, this list can be extended to so much more destinations, like famous fortresses and monasteries of Crete, mysterious caves and waterfalls, showering millions of splashes and, of course, cosy coves and amazing beaches of Crete.
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