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Sights in Crete

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Ruins in Heraklion
The Palace of Knossos
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Knossos Palace is just five kilometers away from Iraklion, and it was the cradle of European civilization. According to Greek myth
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Historical Monuments in Heraklion
Heraklion Fortress
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The Heraklion Venetian fortress dominates the port capital of the island of Crete. Since the 15th century the city has been domina
Historical Monuments in Heraklion
Heraklion
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In the centre of the island of Crete you will find Iraklion. It boasts both Turkish and Venetian monuments as well a very importan
Churches in Heraklion
Agios Titos Church
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Walking around Crete offers a chance to learn about the past, with history on display in every corner. It seems incredible that so
Historical Monuments in Heraklion
Knossos Aqueduct
Five km from Heraklion, near the Palace of Knossos lies a place with an aqueduct, where families can go walking with their childre
Cathedrals in Heraklion
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Churches in Rethymno
Arkadi Monastery
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. It's the place where hundreds Greeks and Turk's died, after the gun powder storage exploded back in the 18th hundred.
Squares in Heraklion
Eleftherias Square (Freedom Square)
This is one of the largest squares in downtown Heraklion, home to plenty of restaurants, bars and hotels. You can take a taxi or c
Churches in Heraklion
Agios Ioannis Church in Anogia
Another small church - the doors weren't open, but the windows were. We took a look inside and admired the well-preserved frescoes
Historical Monuments in Heraklion
Phaistos Archaeological Site
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The setting of this Minoan archaeological site is fantastic. Great views across to Mount Ida and surrounded by olive groves. The i
Churches in Heraklion
Vrondissi
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Monasteries usually, if not always, have incredible locations. Vrondissi, for example, is the perfect spot for a picnic in the mou
Palaces in Heraklion
Phaistos Palace
Knossos is connected with another major Minoan archaeological site on Crete, namely Phaistos. It was excavated by the Italian arch
Historical Monuments in Rethymno
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Castles in Sfakia
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Churches in Heraklion
Squares in Heraklion
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