Crete

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Crete’s most famous historical attraction is the Palace of Knossos, the grand capital of Minoan Crete, located 5km south of Iraklio — Lonely Planet
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If you’re wondering what Crete’s been up to for the past, say, 1700 years, a spin around this highly engaging museum is in order. — Lonely Planet
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Reopened in 2014 after a long renovation, the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion is Crete’s outstanding jewel. — Lonely Planet
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A rich collection of Cretan folk items showcases exquisite weavings and pottery, basketry, farm implements, household furnishings, and clothing. — Fodor's
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The road up to the gorge (16km long) crosses the Omalos Plateau (1 050m). After passing through Omalos, the road ends in Xiloskalo on the edge of the gorge. — Michelin Guide
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The idyllic Balos beach and looping lagoons of shallow, shimmering turquoise waters are overlooked by islets Agria (wild) and Imeri (tame) — Lonely Planet
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Looming over Rethymno, this Venetian fortress cuts an impressive figure with its massive walls and imposing bastions. — Lonely Planet
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The Arkadi Monastery, in the hills some 23km southeast of Rethymno, has deep significance for Cretans — Lonely Planet
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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 over western Crete. — Fodor's
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Panagia Kera is a charming white church built in the 13C and 14C (beginning of the Venetian occupation) — Michelin Guide
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In a lovely 17th-century mansion, this five-room exhibit documents traditional rural life with a collection spanning from clothing to baskets, weavings to farm tools. — Lonely Planet
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There are few places where Hania's historic charm and grandeur is more palpable than in the old Venetian Harbour. — Lonely Planet
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Built around 1550 BC, Agia Triada succumbed to fire around 1400 BC but was never looted. This accounts for the many Minoan masterpieces found here. — Lonely Planet
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The compelling Late Minoan site of Gournia (pronounced goor-nyah) lies just off the coast road, 19km southeast of Agios Nikolaos. — Lonely Planet
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Tiny Spinalonga Island and its fortress lie in a picturesque setting just off the northern tip of the Kolokytha Peninsula and opposite the onshore village of Plaka — Lonely Planet
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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 the mother of Artemis and Apollo. — Fodor's
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It's hardly a world-class aquarium, but there's more than enough here to occupy your kids on a day when you need a break from the beach. — Frommer's
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A peninsula on the western end of the island, about 75 km (45 miles) west of Chania, extends into turquoise waters, with a lagoon on one side and isolated sands and coves on the other — Fodor's
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The olive groves that surround and finance the monastery yields excellent oils, and the shop is stocked with some of the island's finest. — Fodor's
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The monastery of Kapsa, a fine place exuding serenity, is home to more cats than monks! A stairway in the cliff climbs up to a cave that once served as an ascetic's hermitage — Michelin Guide
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