Crete Island

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25 Martiou 242 Moires Heraklio Crete, Crete, Greece - 00302892023726
Crete Island - splendid island of Crete
Crete Island - yacht port at Heraklion
Crete Island - Knossos Palace Knossos
Crete Island - Creataquairium in Gournes

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Not Just an Island, but a Home to Minoan Civilization Oct 02, 2012
I'm writing this entry to complete my list of the (10) ten Greek islands that I've visited - the Crete Island. Crete is a very large island. Actually, it is the biggest in Greece and is the fifth in Mediterranean sea. Among other things, Crete is famous tourist destination not only because of soft sandy beaches and beautiful coves but also because of its rich historical values, another plus factor for history fanatics.

Among its gorgeous places, I've only had a chance to see Knossos, Heraklion and Gournes.

Knossos is said to be the center of Minoan civilization - the first civilization in Europe, and it's quite amazing to see and stand before the ruins of the Knossos Palace. The ruins of the palace looks like a huge maze of different rooms and living spaces. Be ready with your wild imagination, as you see some of those images still painted on the wall - images that were clear pictures of Cretan life on that era.

Heraklion on the other hand has some splendored things to offer. It's wide streets are well aligned with Byzantine inspired architecture. Be amazed with shops, boutiques and bars scattered along the 25th of August street.

Gournes is a quiet town some 15 km east of Heraklion. It is home to rattling beaches. But unfortunately, I didn't go there for beach bumming but I've visited the previous American base which is now turned into a marine museum. If you are fond of marine lives, don't miss to go there and see those more than 200 marine species (check my separate review on this).

Well, the aforementioned are just among those that I remember. You may want to visit my CRETE BLOG for some stories and tons of interesting photos. But above all, Crete is a place you wouldn't miss during your stay in Greece.
splendid island of Crete
Knossos Palace Knossos
Creataquairium in Gournes
yacht port at Heraklion
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Crete Island Mar 16, 2011
higly reccomented for people who plan to visit Crete Island in Greece...there many tips on this site and a really great reservation system with 170 hotels in there ...i have use it many times in my travels to Crete and help to find really cheap accomodations in high periods
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