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Things to do in Crete

World heritage site · Natural History Museum
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The Natural History Museum of Crete remains dedicated to the plant and animal life of the Eastern Mediterranean region, with an emphasis on G
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Gain an understanding of Cretan history through exhibits spanning from the Byzantine era to World War II at Historical Museum of Crete. Found
Room Escape Games , Heraklion
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Duration: 8 hours
Join this 8-hour guided excursion through the Cretan mountains and discover the wonders of the Minoan Route. Stop at historic sites including an ancient Roman aqueduct and the Diction Cave, the mythological birthplace of Zeus. Enjoy a traditional snack with 'raki' in the village of Kastamonitsa, and a Cretan-style lunch at a local tavern in Lassithi.
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Science Museum
Kotsanas Museum , Heraklion
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A vanished culture comes alive at Heraklion Archaeological Museum, which holds the remains of the 3,000-year-old Minoan civilization. The mus
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Crete

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The largest of the Greek islands, Crete offers travelers more than just sun, sea, and sand. Famed for its warm hospitality, outstanding infrastructure, and contrasting landscapes, the island represents one of the world's richest areas in terms of history and culture. Crete burst onto the world scene over 4,000 years ago, when it served as the center of the Minoan civilization, one of Europe's earliest organized societies. Despite the island's wealth of developed beaches, the traces of the mysterious and enchanting Minoan empire remain Crete's top attraction, drawing visitors from all over the world. The island capital Heraklion provides an ideal base for exploring a renowned Minoan palace complex, the site of Europe's oldest city. Add Crete and other destinations in Greece to your travel plans using our Greece holiday maker app.

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Places to visit in Crete

HeraklionTrip planner Best for: History Museum, Fountain, Room Escape Game RethymnonTrip planner Best for: Historic Site, Religious Site, Beach Chania TownTrip planner Best for: Marina, Scuba / Snorkeling, Beach EloundaTrip planner Best for: Island, Beach, Gift & Specialty Shop KissamosTrip planner Best for: Beach, Gift & Specialty Shop, Cave

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