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Things to do on Crete 27

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Eat figs on Crete
Eugene Krasowski Eat figs#1 of 27 things to do on Crete

All over Crete, on every corner, particularly juicy figs growing, so you just have to pick them and eat, it is very delicious :)

How much: from 4 euros#authentic#free#fruitsCrete
Climbing on the fortress of Spinalonga on Crete
Леся Кречетова Climbing on the fortress of Spinalonga#2 of 27 things to do on Crete

Reach the island and climb to the highest point of the fortress, offering magical views of Crete.

How much: from 8 euros#strolling#views#selfieFortress of Spinalonga
Visit the Island of the Living Dead on Crete
Леся Кречетова Visit the Island of the Living Dead#3 of 27 things to do on Crete

Visit the dark and at the same time the most impressive island of Crete, which has long been a prison for leprosy patients.

How much: from 8 euros#unusual#authentic#views#nature#mysticThe Leper Island Spinalonga
Walk above the gorge of Aradena on Crete
Eugene Krasowski Walk above the gorge of Aradena#4 of 27 things to do on Crete

Walk on the bridge hanging over the formidable gorge, where at every step shaking the wooden planks, and the height can make you feel a dizzy.

How much: free#unusual#free#strolling#views#extreme#selfieThe Gorge of Aradena
Walk through the ruins of Knossos Palace on Crete
Eugene Krasowski Walk through the ruins of Knossos Palace#5 of 27 things to do on Crete

Walk among the ruins of the palace and try to get out of the labyrinth of the Minotaur.

How much: from 6 euros#authentic#strolling#mysticKnossos Palace
Try Greek salad on Crete
Felicity Try Greek salad#6 of 27 things to do on Crete

Try a simple, but very tasty salad, where the main ingredient is considered to be a real Greek feta, white cheese from sheep's milk.

How much: from 4 euros#cuisineCrete
Dive from the catamaran in lake Kournas on Crete
Mickey Collins Dive from the catamaran in lake Kournas#7 of 27 things to do on Crete

You can rent a catamaran, ride to the middle of the lake and enjoy the warm waters.

How much: from 7 euros#active#attractions#kids#fun#selfieKournas lake
Take a walk on the spit to the church of St. Nicholas on Crete
Kateryna Plakhotna Take a walk on the spit to the church of St. Nicholas#8 of 27 things to do on Crete

For a small white church leads a long spit of rough stones, and this trip is difficult :)

How much: free#free#strolling#viewsSaint Nikolas church
See kri-kri on Crete
oddviser See kri-kri#9 of 27 things to do on Crete

Staying on a halt in the Samaria Gorge, you can feed a mountain goat kri-kri, which is found only in Crete, from your hands.

How much: free#animals#natureCrete
See the birth of turtles Caretta-Caretta on Crete
Kateryna Plakhotna See the birth of turtles Caretta-Caretta#10 of 27 things to do on Crete

In summer turtles are born on the shores of Crete and you'll be able to see their first steps.

How much: free#unusual#free#animals#nature#awwCrete
Take a dip in the waterfall Richtis on Crete
Eugene Krasowski Take a dip in the waterfall Richtis#11 of 27 things to do on Crete

After a walk through the gorge Richtis it's time to plunge into the cool water, exposing yourself to the waterfall.

How much: free#unusual#free#nature#selfieRichtis waterfall
Ride on a donkey on Crete
Eugene 2K Ride on a donkey#12 of 27 things to do on Crete

If you want to climb to the entrance of the cave of Zeus, you can ride on a little donkey, which will carry you to the entrance of the cave for a few minutes.

How much: from 15 euros#unusual#active#authentic#animals#strolling#selfiePsychro Cave
Feed the wild geese and ducks near the lake Kournas on Crete
Mickey Collins Feed the wild geese and ducks near the lake Kournas#13 of 27 things to do on Crete

Feed from the hands the wild geese and ducks that live in the bush and totally not afraid of anybody :)

How much: free#free#animals#natureKournas lake
Drive the scenic road Koksare-Preveli on Crete
Kateryna Plakhotna Drive the scenic road Koksare-Preveli#14 of 27 things to do on Crete

Ride from the village Koksare to the monastery Preveli, and pass through the famous gorge.

How much: free#unusual#free#views#natureKotsifos Gorge
Try Ouzo on Crete
Mickey Collins Try Ouzo#15 of 27 things to do on Crete

Come into a small tavern and order ouzo - anisette beverage, which you should drink with fried octopus.

How much: from 11 euros#cuisine#souvenirs#adultCrete
Walk through the Skotino Cave on Crete
Joan Naples Walk through the Skotino Cave#16 of 27 things to do on Crete

Take the necessary equipment with you and have an extreme descent into the cave, trying not to slip on the slippery stones.

How much: free#active#free#nature#extreme#dangerousSkotino Cave
Try roasted barbounia on Crete
oddviser Try roasted barbounia#17 of 27 things to do on Crete

Clicked as seeds, fried red mullet fish, sprinkling it with lemon juice and drink with a cold non-alcoholic beer.

How much: from 50 euros#cuisineCrete
Walk on the uninhabited Elafonisi island on Crete
oddviser Walk on the uninhabited Elafonisi island#18 of 27 things to do on Crete

Reach wade to a desert island and lie down on the pink sand.

How much: free#unusual#free#strolling#natureElafonisi island
Go along the bottom of the Aradena Gorge on Crete
Ай Хантер Go along the bottom of the Aradena Gorge#19 of 27 things to do on Crete

Go down to the bottom of the gorge and have a lont trip along dry riverbed to the sea.

How much: free#unusual#free#nature#extremeThe Gorge of Aradena
See pond sliders on Crete
oddviser See pond sliders#20 of 27 things to do on Crete

Unusual pond sliders that are found in large numbers in the lake Kournas, you can not only take pictures but also hold in your arms.

How much: free#free#animals#natureKournas lake
Sunbathing on a secluded beach Glyka Nera on Crete
Eugene Krasowski Sunbathing on a secluded beach Glyka Nera#21 of 27 things to do on Crete

Relax on the pebble beach, posing under the rays of the Cretan sun away from the hustle and bustle.

How much: free#free#relax#natureGlyka Nera Beach
Visit the cave of Zeus on Crete
Eugene 2K Visit the cave of Zeus#22 of 27 things to do on Crete

Visit the birthplace of Zeus the Thunderer, and you will see how many centuries ago Greeks brought gifts to their main god.

How much: from 4 euros#unusual#nature#phenomenonsPsychro Cave
Go for massage therapy on Crete
oddviser Go for massage therapy#23 of 27 things to do on Crete

Feel how your body is filled with energy, as all the heavy thoughts leave you and how you again start to breathe after therapeutic massage.

How much: price unknown#health#relaxThe Agigma Сenter
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Places to visit on Crete 16

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Kournas lake
Kournas lake#1 of 17 places to visit on Crete

Beautiful freshwater lake surrounded by a mountain landscape, creating a special atmosphere of seclusion and isolation from the rest of the world.

#lakesCrete
The Gorge of Aradena
The Gorge of Aradena#2 of 17 places to visit on Crete

Near the abandoned village is the gorge, which stretches to the coast of the Libyan Sea, and many desperate travelers can walk through it.

#gorgeCrete
Fortress of Spinalonga
Fortress of Spinalonga#3 of 17 places to visit on Crete

Built to defend the island, the castle turned it into an impregnable area, but now there is just a ruin, from which you can see the bay and Crete.

#castles#sights#viewpointsCrete
The Leper Island Spinalonga
The Leper Island Spinalonga#4 of 17 places to visit on Crete

Deserted island, a former leper colony, where now you can find only ruins once powerful fortress and abandoned houses of lepers.

#islandsCrete
Psychro Cave
Psychro Cave#5 of 17 places to visit on Crete

Visit the most famous cave in Crete, where according to legend, small Zeus with his mother hid from his tyrannical father.

#caves#sightsCrete
Saint Nikolas church
Saint Nikolas church#6 of 17 places to visit on Crete

The snow-white church on a low cliff is seen from afar, it is a path from rough stones, and from it opens the magic views of the surroundings.

#churches#sightsCrete
Knossos Palace
Knossos Palace#7 of 17 places to visit on Crete

The most famous landmark of Crete depicted on all the postcards and souvenirs, the place where according to legend was the Minotaur maze.

#palaces#sightsCrete
Richtis waterfall
Richtis waterfall#8 of 17 places to visit on Crete

Treasure of Richtis Gorge, this waterfall is considered one of the most beautiful in Greece, but to reach it, you need to overcome a long way through the gorge.

#waterfallsCrete
Kotsifos Gorge
Kotsifos Gorge#9 of 17 places to visit on Crete

If you want to reach this picturesque gorge, you need to overcome a long way through another famous and marvelous Cretan gorge.

#gorgesCrete
Skotino Cave
Skotino Cave#10 of 17 places to visit on Crete

Beautiful and unguarded cave, where only rare travelers come and where stalactites and stalagmites form fanciful shapes.

#cavesCrete
Elafonisi island
Elafonisi island#11 of 17 places to visit on Crete

The small island separated from Crete for a hundred meters, and it is considered a haven away from the noise of city streets.

#islandsCrete
Glyka Nera Beach
Glyka Nera Beach#12 of 17 places to visit on Crete

Hidden away from the prying eyes of rocks and cliffs, Glyka Nera beach is considered one of the most beautiful in the world due to its well-groomed and close freshwater supply.

#beachesCrete
Matala beach
Matala beach#13 of 17 places to visit on Crete

Sandy and pebble beach is located on the southern coast of the island and has become legendary thanks to the hippies who lived in these caves.

#beachesCrete
Georgioupoli village
Georgioupoli village#14 of 17 places to visit on Crete

A small fishing village in recent years is gaining more and more popularity due to its clean beaches and the opportunity to observe the life of the Greek fishermen.

#townsCrete
Matala
Matala#15 of 17 places to visit on Crete

The picturesque small village, that has preserved its authenticity despite the great popularity among tourists, and offers a relaxing stay on their sandy beaches.

#villagesCrete
Balos Lagoon
Balos Lagoon#16 of 17 places to visit on Crete

Beautiful place of Crete, where there is unspoilt nature, there are three seas, and the color of the water has several different shades.

#lagoonsCrete

Tours & excursions on Crete 7

The Olive Oil Experience Tour
The Olive Oil Experience Tour

From harvesting to production in the olive mill, and from bottling to a guided olive oil tasting, you can try and learn about every aspect of the Cretan olive oil.

Price unknown#cuisine#tours#greekoliveoil#cretanoliveoil#educational
Cretan Olive Oil Tasting - PRO mini seminar
Cretan Olive Oil Tasting - PRO mini seminar

The course is given by a professional in olive oil quality and tasting, with huge international experience in the sector.

Price unknown#cuisine#educational#tours#greekoliveoil#cretanoliveoil
Friendly Olive Tour
Friendly Olive Tour

You will have a guided tour to the original Vassilakis family olive press and the new modern olive press and have a chance to get know about all of the olive production stages.

Price unknown#tours#educational
Elafonisi Tour
Elafonisi Tour

A scenic drive through magnificent nature from the North coast to the South West brings you to one of the most beautiful beaches of Crete "Elafonisi".

Price unknown#tours#boats
Samaria Gorge Tour
Samaria Gorge Tour

The Samaria Gorge National Park is a true wonder and offers the ultimate hiking experience, beginning deep in the mountains and ending up on the shores of the Libyan Sea.

Price unknown#tours#boats#nature
Cruise to Gramvousa & Balos
Cruise to Gramvousa & Balos

During this tour you will visit the small island of Gamvrousa and its famous castle of Gamvrousa and further take a boat trip to the breathtaking lagoon of Balos.

Price unknown#tours#boats#cruises
Cretan Traditional Cooking Lessons
Cretan Traditional Cooking Lessons

During the lessons at the farm, you will have the opportunity to participate in the preparation of traditional dishes, as well as, enjoy local recipes.

Price unknown#tours#cuisine

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