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  • 1. 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 archaeology...Read More

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  • 2. Archaeological Museum

    Museum/Gallery

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

  • 3. Arkadi Monastery

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    A place of pilgrimage for many Cretans, Moni Arkadi is also one of the most stunning pieces of Renaissance architecture on the island. The ornate...Read More

  • 4. 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. Ayia...Read More

  • 5. Historical and Folk Art Museum

    Museum/Gallery

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

  • 6. Koules

    Military Site

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

  • 7. Martinengo Bastion

    Memorial/Monument/Tomb

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

  • 8. Museum of Ancient Eleutherna

    Museum/Gallery

    In the foothills of Mt. Ida, Eleutherna was founded in the 9th century BC. It was one of the most important ancient cities, even minting its...Read More

  • 9. Olous

    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 confused...Read More

  • 10. 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 and decoration...Read More

  • 11. Ta Liontaria

    Fountain

    The Lions," a stately marble Renaissance fountain, remains a beloved town landmark. It's the heart of Heraklion's town center—on Eleftheriou...Read More

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