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Markets in Crete

Markets in Crete

Southern Europe is known for its many exciting markets, and Crete is no exception in that regard. In most cities, the markets are mostly for the locals, but in the resorts, of course, there is also a strong focus on ...

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Matala

Matala

Matala is a holiday destination, beach, and tourist attraction in southern Crete. It is located 66 km from the capital of Heraklion, and a large chunk of the trip doubles as a beautiful, natural experience. An overview of the beach ...

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Knossos

Knossos

The Minoan palace in Knossos is the biggest attraction in Crete. It is located on the Kephala Hill approx. 5-6 km south of Heraklion. The surrounding landscape is filled with olive groves and vineyards. During the Bronze Age, Knossos was ...

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Spinalonga

Spinalonga

Spinalonga is a small island north-east of Agios Nikolaos in the north-eastern part of Crete. The official name of the island is Kalydon, but it mostly goes under the name of Spinalonga. The island has an exciting history; first as ...

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Samaria gorge

Samaria gorge

One of the greatest natural monuments is the Samaria Gorge, which is located among the White Mountains in the western part of Crete. The Samaria Gorge is 16 km long and starts by the Omalos Plateau at a height of ...

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