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 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

Malia 1

Knossos 1

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Archaeological Site/ Ruins 8

Beach–Sight 7

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Cave 1

Fountain 1

Historic District/ Site 2

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Military Site 3

Museum/ Gallery 12

Nautical Site/ Lighthouse 1

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Religious Building/ Site/ Shrine 11

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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...

Archaeological Museum

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The former Venetian church of St. Francis, surrounding a lovely garden in the shadow of the Venetian walls, displays artifacts from all...

Byzantine and Post-Byzantine Collection of Chania

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You'll get some insight into the Venetian occupation and the Christian centuries that preceded it at this small museum housed in the...

Cretan Folklore Museum

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An old village house in Ayios Georgios stands as it was when generations of farmers lived here. The living quarters and stables, along...

Cretan House

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Chania's colorful folklife museum is bursting at the seams with farm equipment, tools, household items, wedding garb, and a wealth of...


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Just across the narrow channel from the lighthouse and marking the west entrance to the harbor is the the old Turkish prison, which now...

Folk Museum

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This excellent museum showcases exquisite weavings and embroidered pieces, along with walking sticks, tools, and other artifacts from...

Foundation Museum of Cretan Ethnology

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A rich collection of Cretan folk items showcases exquisite weavings and pottery, basketry, farm implements, household furnishings, and...

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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