The Palace of Knossos

The Myth These labyrinthine ruins are said to have been home to the monstrous Minotaur, a half-man half-bull creature that devoured young virgins. Knossos The centre of Minoan civilisation and capital of Minoan Crete lay 5km south of Heraklion. Knossos flourished for approximately two thousand years. It had large palace buildings, extensive workshop i ...

25/09/2017
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Hike Samaria gorge

Samaria Gorge National Park. Stretching for about 10 miles through  southern Chania Prefecture’s White Mountains , Samaria Gorge is thought to be one of the longest canyons in Europe. The gorge trail begins on the Omalos plateau at Xyloskalo, perched high among the mountains. ...

14/09/2017
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Elafonisi Beach

Swim in the southwest corner of Crete, Elafonisi beach sparkles with pink-tinted sand and crystal-clear Mediterranean waters. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can wade across Elafonisi’s shallow lagoon to a small, uninhabited island, home only to a historic lighthouse, a chapel and more than 100 native plant species. Recent travelers ...

08/09/2017
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Cretan Cooking Class at a Farm with Hotel Pickup and Drop-Off

Gain deeper insight into Greek cuisine during a Cretan cooking class at a local farm. Designed with food lover in mind, this experience teaches you how to create 4-5 classic Greek recipes, and gives you access to ingredients and equipment that you may not have at home. Plus, included hotel pickup and drop-off make for a seamless experience. Experie ...

07/09/2017
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