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Visit the Minoan Palace of Knossos
18 Mar 2020

Visit the Minoan Palace of Knossos

Located on a low, rounded hill called Kephala, at a distance of about 6km to the south of Heraklion, the Minoan Palace of Knossos is the largest archaeological site ever discovered on Crete. Being the administrative and ceremonial center of the Minoan civilization, one of the oldest ones and the fir

Eleutherna, the heart of Crete
15 Feb 2020

Eleutherna, the heart of Crete

According to historians and archaeologists who have thoroughly studied the ancient civilization that flourished in Crete, if you were to imagine Crete as a human being, Eleutherna would be its heart. Some 30km southeast of the city of Rethymnon and very near to the great convent of Arcadi, situated

Kazantzakis Museum and the village of Myrtia
17 Sep 2019

Kazantzakis Museum and the village of Myrtia

When you are in Crete you should consider taking an off the beaten track day trip in the Cretan inland to visit an impressive museum dedicated to the life and work of Nikos Kazantzakis and explore the beautiful historical village of Myrtia, 15km from the city of Heraklion and 45km from Malia. Nikos

The archaeological site of Malia
2 Apr 2019

The archaeological site of Malia

Just a few kilometers away from the vibrant coast of Malia lies the third largest Minoan palace of Crete, covering an area of about 7.500 square meters. Even though the Palace of Malia stands in the shadow of the most popular Palace of Knossos, it remains one of the best places to visit in the [&hel

5 family-friendly activities to enjoy in Crete
28 Mar 2019

5 family-friendly activities to enjoy in Crete

Crete is one of the best and safest destinations for families who wish to experience a variety of fun activities and a carefree vacation. Discover the spectacular nature, lovely beaches, dramatic mountains, rich cultural heritage and top-rated tourist services this island has to offer. One thing is

Lassithi Plateau & Diktaion Andron, the birthplace of Zeus
27 Jan 2019

Lassithi Plateau & Diktaion Andron, the birthplace of Zeus

There are few places on earth that are distinguished for their unique natural beauty and staggering archaeological and mythological importance. One of these places is the cave of Diktaion Andron in Crete, the birthplace of Zeus. Located in Lassithi Plateau at an altitude of 1025m and about 30 km awa