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Crete

4.2
Beaches · Ruins · Islands
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. Arrange all the small, but important details of your Crete trip itinerary using our Greece tour itinerary maker website.
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Places to visit in Crete

Heraklion Trip planner BEST FOR: History Museum, Fountain, Room Escape Game Rethymnon Trip planner BEST FOR: Historic Site, Religious Site, Beach Chania Town Trip planner BEST FOR: Marina, Scuba / Snorkeling, Beach Agios Nikolaos Trip planner BEST FOR: Beach, Water Body, Nightlife Hersonissos Trip planner BEST FOR: Aquarium, Water Park, Theme Park

Popular things to do in Crete

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World heritage site
The Natural History Museum of Crete Heraklion
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
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History Museum
Historical Museum of Crete Heraklion
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
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History Museum
Heraklion Archaeological Museum Heraklion
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
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Specialty Museum
Kazantzakis Museum Myrtia
5.0
Duration: 1 hour

Kid-friendly things to do in Crete

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Scenic Drive
Lassithi Plateau Lasithi Prefecture
4.0
Duration: 8 hours
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Ruin
The Palace of Knossos Knosos
3.1
Duration: 3 hours
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Aquarium
Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos Gournes
4.2
Duration: 1h 30 min

Hidden gems in Crete

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Church
Church of Saint Titus Heraklion
4.6
Duration: 30 minutes
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Garden
Botanical Park & Gardens Of Crete Fournes
4.7
Duration: 3 hours
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Farm
Astrikas Estate Biolea Astrikas
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Cemetery
Souda Bay War Cemetery Souda
4.9
Duration: 1 hour

Historic Sites in Crete

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Historic Site
The Venetian Fortezza Rethymnon
3.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
Castle
Castello del Molo (Koules) Heraklion
4.4
Duration: 1 hour
Church
The Holy Monastery of Preveli Rethymnon
4.1
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Religious Site
Monastery of Arkadi Rethymnon
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min

Beaches in Crete

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Beach
Balos Lagoon Kissamos
4.5
Duration: 4 hours
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Beach
Elafonissi Beach Elafonissi
4.5
Duration: 4 hours
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Beach
Matala beach Matala
4.3
Duration: 3 hours
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Beach
Nea Chora Beach Chania Town
4.1
Duration: 2 hours

Shopping in Crete

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Gift & Specialty Shop
Alexia Handmade Jewelry Chania Town
5.0
Duration: 2 hours
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Gift & Specialty Shop
mariannas Maroulas
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Bonsai and Art Trachilos
5.0
Duration: 30 minutes
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Armenis Chania Town
5.0
Duration: 2 hours
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Mandali Local Products & More Kournas
5.0
Duration: 30 minutes
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Multi-day Tour
Flowers of Crete Elounda
5.0
Duration: 6 hours
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Food Tour
Tour Experts Private Tours Heraklion
5.0
Duration: 4 hours
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Lesson / Workshop
The Bronze - Kelesis Yannis Anopolis
4.9
Duration: 1h 30 min