Travelling to Crete: final tips and advice
Are you passionate about history? Do you like your holidays labelled discovery, exploration and culture? Do you love rich heritage where ancient civilisations are still around? If you have replied YES to all these questions, then look no further: Crete is made for you! A mythical country of the Minos Kings (and their minotaur), the island is sprinkled with incredible ruins where you can spend long hours discovering the rich tracks left by history. Knossos will be an incredible visit (only five kilometres from Heraklion), where every year more than 5,000 visitors flock to visit the magnificent Minoan Palace. Within this site, the Heraklion archaeological museum will answer any questions you may have with the richness of its collections and the beauty of the artefacts exhibited. The fortified island of Spinalogo offers another beautiful aspect of Cretan history, such as the Messara plain (with its lesser Minoan sites), the historic quarters of Rethymon and the old prestigious city of Hanja where the Venetian influence is felt at every street corner. A rich heritage, magnificent ruins and a 1,000-year history: a perfect cocktail for a holiday in Crete!