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Mirabello Bay, Agios Nikolaos

Categories: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
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Mirabello Bay is an embayment of the Sea of Crete on the eastern part of Crete in present-day Greece. It is the largest bay of the Greek islands and the fifth largest in the Mediterranean Sea. The tourist town Agios Nikolaos overlooks the bay. This locale was important in prehistoric settlement of the island of Crete.In ancient timesThe coast of the Bay of Mirabello was noted for its role in copper metallurgy development in the period circa 3000 BC. In the Late Minoan period, cities on high ground overlooking the Bay of Mirabello were founded as cities of refuge, including Karphi. Later in the Dorian Invasion, settlement occurred of other hilltop cities overlooking the Bay of Mirabello; an example of this phase of settlement was the city of Lato.
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  • Beach curves, is located in the Bay. Sea pure transparent. Rainham. Very beautiful promenade from the Bay (Beach) to the port of Agios Nikolas
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  • Although it is more prominent for the beach, wewere more interested in the bay itself, and so we hired a motor boat .BRILLIANT. Around islands plenty of sights, one seasick member (there's always one)...  read more »
  • This hugh bay is quite spectacular and can take an hour or so to drive around. You can take the new road or take the old road which follows the coast and can take a lot longer.We drove from Agios Nika...  read more »
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