Crete is the largest and most populous island among all the Greek islands. Moreover, leaving aside the stunning locales, the place also has a historic significance. And the numerous historical attraction stand as a symbolism of the same. Crete, once was a centre of Minoan civilisation, which is considered to be the oldest civilisation in Europe. Hence, the plentiful of historical attractions.
Here’s an exhaustive list of some of the most popular historical attractions in Crete.
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Knossos, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
08:00 am - 06:00 pm
The Palace if Knosos in Malia is a lovely archeological marvel. This part of an ancient city is certainly worth a visit and a must visit attraction for those who are fascinated with ancient Greece. The place can really taking you back into the ancient period.
A part of the Minoan Civilization, this ancient ruin is best visited with a guide in order...
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Elounda Bay, Elounda, Crete 72053, Greece
09:30 am - 04:00 pm
Spinalonga is a tiny islet not far off the coast of Crete Island. This lovely place his home to an old fort built by the Venitians in Greece. It is interesting to see a monument from a period which Greece isn’t essentially famous for in Greece.
The Medieval castle can be reached by ferry and explored during the day. The strategic location of ...
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Rethymno on Crete Island has a very unique character. This area, is typical Cretian in the sense that it has Greek and Venetian influences on each and every one of its aspects from the architecture to the culture.
It has those typical tiny houses of the Greek Islands and since it used to be an important aspect of the Minoan Era, it has a lot of anc...
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Frangokastello, Fragkokastello 730 11, Greece
Frangokastello or Fragokastello is an area in Crete. The beach of this place is extremely popular amongst the tourists. As the name suggests, there is also a castle that marks this place. The old castle is certainly remarkable and quite interesting to explore.
Another Venetian Monument, it was originally set up to deter the Pirates that would try t...
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House A. & M. Kalokerinos, 27, Sofokli Venizelou Ave, Ηράκλειο 712 02, Greece
09:00 am - 03:00 pm
Crete history has certainly been action backed. From the Minoan Era to the Byzantine Era to the Venetian Era to the Modern Era, every period of history has had a major influence upon the region. All this action can be seen all at once in the Historical Museum of Crete.
The collections are undoubtedly delightful. Ceramics, Sculptures, Numismatics an...
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Archanes 701 00 Greece
Archanes forms an important part of what was once ancient Crete. This city is a nostalgic look into the past and an interesting area to visit or even to live in while on the Island. There is a lot to see do and explore while here.
The ancient village was built on the slope of a hill and its vestiges still remain. Although a lot of it was destroyed ...