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Crete (Heraklion)

Crete is one of the most popular holiday destinations in Greece. It’s a magical combination of beautiful beaches, ancient treasures and landscapes encompassing buzzing towns and lovely villages, where locals will share with you their traditions, lifestyle and cuisine. It’s here where you can trek through Europe’s longest qorge, hike to the cave where Zeus was born or simply relax on many of Crete’s stunning beaches.

It is highly recommended to explore each of the four preferectures in Crete: Chania, Rethymno, Lasithi and Heraklion as each has its own charm and appeal. Admire the Venetian and Turkish architecture in Chania, countless churches and mosques in Rethymno or the Venetian town walls in Lasithi.

If you are based in Heraklion, make sure to visit the Palace of Knossos as it’s one of the most amazing sightseeing experiences in the world and without the doubt, the most significant attraction in Crete. Heraklion is also the party hub of Crete filled with many modern bars, nightclubs as well as more traditional pubs and taverns. In other words, you will never be bored in Crete!

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