Crete Sights

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Chania 15

Heraklion 13

Rethymnon 6

Ayios Nikolaos 4

Matala 2

Palace of Phaistos 2

Vai 2

Elounda 2

Lasithi Plateau 2

Arkadi 1

Vori 1

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Ayia Triada

  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

Another Minoan settlement was destroyed at the same time as Phaistos, which is only a few miles away on the other side of the same hill.

Cave of Psychro

  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

This impressive, stalactite-rich cavern is one of a few places in Crete that claim to be the birthplace of Zeus, king of the gods, and...

Kastelli hill

  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

The hill where the Venetians first settled rises above the east end of the harbor and it became the quarter of the local nobility. Their...


  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

This ancient city in the hills just above Ayios Nikolaos was built by the Doric Greeks in a dip between two rocky peaks and named for...


  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

A sunken, ancient city is visible just beneath the turquoise waters off a causeway that leads to the Spinalonga peninsula (not to be...

Palace of Knossos

  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

This most amazing of archaeological sites once lay hidden beneath a huge mound hemmed in by low hills. Heinrich Schliemann, father of...

Palace of Malia

  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

Like the palaces of Knossos and Phaistos, the Palace of Malia was built around 1900 BC; it was less sophisticated both in architecture...


  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

A sprawling Minoan town currently being excavated by archaeologists, Palaikastro is missing any Knossos-type drama here (for instance,...


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