What to See in Crete

Drive Through the Mythological Land of Giants - Crete

Crete has the status of being the fifth-largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, and the largest one in Greece. Crete has four administrative prefectures - Lasithi (East Crete), Heraklion (Central Crete), Rethymnon and Chania (West Crete). In terms of travel, Crete has something for everyone. The Island is full of popular tourist destinations. You can visit the remnants of glorious civilizations that once inhabited this place, spend time on the spectacular beaches, or hike through the impressive mountainscapes. The island has a lot to offer in terms of gastronomic delights also.

What to See

Crete is wonderland boasting of thousands of years of cultural heritage, wild natural beauty, and mouthwatering cuisines. Whoever visits Crete, feels enchanted with the mesmerizing wild beauty, seductive beaches, rich cultural heritage, and unparalleled hospitality. Some of the must-see places in Crete include:

  • Chania: The ancient town of Chania boasts of its mesmerizing 16th Century Egyptian Lighthouse, the 14th Century Venetian harbor, Firka’s Fortress, Giali Tzamisi, Grand Arsenal, Tabakaria (tanneries), Chania Archaeological Museum, Municipal Market of Chania, Therisso Village, and Phalasarna.
  • Rethymno: Built in the 1830s, Rethymno oozes the rustic charm that is reminiscent of the city’s illustrious past. Walking on the narrow, cobbled pathways, you can experience the Venetian architecture mingled with Catholic Churches, Mosques, fountains, and minarets.
  • Heraklion: The port city is known for the preservation of the Minoan Art. Visiting the Minoan Palace of Knossos will take you to the bygone era. The town also offers spectacular beaches where you can enjoy a peaceful holiday. Let's know Heraklion Port Car Rental.
  • Agios Nikolaos: The town is built partly atop the remains of the ancient city. According to the folklores, the Lake Voulismeni situated in Agios Nikolaos is bottomless. It is surrounded by cafes and fine dine restaurants making it suitable for lounging and relishing the local delicacies.
  • Sitia: One of the least “touristy” places in Crete, Sitia offers long sandy beaches with ample windsurfing opportunities. The town is home to several archeological sites, sparkling bays, and mesmerizing forest trails.
  • Elounda (or Elounta): The town is home to some of the most luxurious resorts in Crete and yet it retains the pleasant down to earth feel. Spinalonga, a former leper colony is a popular tourist attraction, that is just a brief boat ride away.