Crete Sights

We’ve compiled the best of the best in Crete - browse our top choices for the top things to see during your stay.

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Chania 14

Heraklion 13

Rethymnon 6

Ayios Nikolaos 3

Matala 2

Palace of Phaistos 2

Vai 2

Elounda 2

Lasithi Plateau 2

Arkadi 1

Vori 1

Palace of Mallia 1

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Ayia Aikaterina

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Nestled in the shadow of the Ayios Minas cathedral is one of Crete's most attractive small churches, named for St. Katherine and built...

Ayios Markos

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This 13th-century church (now an exhibition space) is named for Venice's patron saint, but, with its modern portico and narrow interior,...

Ayios Minas

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This is a huge, lofty, but ultimately unprepossessing 1895 cathedral that can hold up to 8,000 worshippers. The church is most lively...

Ayios Titos

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A chapel to the left of the entrance contains St. Tito's skull, set in a silver-and-gilt reliquary. Titus is credited with converting...

Heraklion Archaeological Museum

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Standing in a class of its own, this museum guards practically all of the Minoan treasures uncovered in the legendary excavations of...

Historical Museum of Crete

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An imposing mansion houses a varied collection of early Christian and Byzantine sculptures, Venetian and Ottoman stonework, artifacts...


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Heraklion's inner harbor, where fishing boats land their catch and yachts are moored, is dominated by this massive fortress so named...


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A gathering place for the island's Venetian nobility, this open-air arcade (with a meeting hall above) was built in the early 17th century...

Martinengo Bastion

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Six bastions shaped like arrowheads jut out from the well-preserved Venetian walls. Martinengo is the largest, designed by Micheli Sanmicheli...

Monastery of St. Peter and St. Paul

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One of Heraklion's oldest monuments, dating from the 13th century, has been been rebuilt many times over the years and has done duty...