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

Knossos 1

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Archaeological Site/ Ruins 8

Beach–Sight 6

Canyon 1

Castle/ Palace/ Chateau 2

Cave 1

Fountain 1

Historic District/ Site 2

Island 1

Military Site 3

Museum/ Gallery 11

Nautical Site/ Lighthouse 1

Plaza/ Square/ Piazza 3

Religious Building/ Site/ Shrine 11

Store/ Shop/ Mall 1

Town/ Village 1

Trail/ Path 1

Viewpoint/ Scenic Overlook 1

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Archaeological Museum

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Here's even more evidence of just how long Crete has cradled civilizations: a collection of bone tools from a Neolithic site at Yerani...


  • Military Site

The west side of the peninsula on which Rethymnon sits is taken up almost entirely with this massive fortress, strategically surrounded...

Historical and Folk Art Museum

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A restored Venetian palazzo almost in the shadow of the Neratze minaret houses a delightful collection of rustic furnishings, tools,...


  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

The most visible sign of the Turkish occupation of Rethymnon is the graceful minaret, one the few to survive in Greece, that rises above...

Venetian Harbor

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Rethymnon's small inner harbor, with its restored 13th-century lighthouse, comes to life in warm weather, when restaurant tables clutter...

Venetian Loggia

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The carefully restored clubhouse of the local nobility is now enclosed in glass and houses the Archaeological Museum's shop. This remnant...