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18 places to visit on Crete

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#1Kournas lake on CreteKournas lake

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

#2The Gorge of Aradena on CreteThe Gorge of Aradena

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

#3Fortress of Spinalonga on CreteFortress of Spinalonga

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.

#4The Leper Island Spinalonga on CreteThe Leper Island Spinalonga

A former leper colony, this island has preserved only the ruins of a once-powerful fortress and abandoned houses of leprosy patients.

#5Psychro Cave on CretePsychro Cave

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

#6Saint Nikolas church on CreteSaint Nikolas church

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.

#8Richtis waterfall on CreteRichtis waterfall

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.

#7Knossos Palace on CreteKnossos Palace

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

#9Kotsifos Gorge on CreteKotsifos Gorge

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

#10Skotino Cave on CreteSkotino Cave

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

#11Elafonisi island on CreteElafonisi island

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

#12Skinaria Beach on CreteSkinaria Beach

One and the best places in Crete for snorkeling and diving with fishes. Underwater canyons make diving especially interesting.

#13Glyka Nera Beach on CreteGlyka Nera Beach

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.

#14Matala beach on CreteMatala beach

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.

#15Georgioupoli village on CreteGeorgioupoli village

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.

#16Frangokastello on CreteFrangokastello

Built by the Venetians in the 14th century, this fortress was intended to protect the population from the pirates, and now you can watch the unusual phenomenon drosoulites here.

#17Matala on CreteMatala

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

#18Balos Lagoon on CreteBalos Lagoon

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

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