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Attractions in Crete

There are lots of fascinating attractions on the island of Crete, many date back to the Minoan Civilization including the Palace of knossos, Fragokastello Castle and, Gortyn.

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Attractions in Crete
Folk Art Museum
The Folk Art Museum of Agios Nikolaos was founded in 1978, the Folk Art Museum displays the true art of Crete, there are masterpieces in embroidery and hand woven work that are typical to the culture of Crete. The museum also has Byzantine icons, a s...


Ruins of Phaistos
Phaistos, also known as Festos, was the most powerful city during the Minoan civilization, it was the wealthiest city and it's palace was the second largest in Crete. The place is situated in southern Crete, about an hours drive south of Heraklion, t...


Fragokastello Castle
Fragokastello Castle, also known as "castle of the Franks" is situated 11 kilometres east of Chora Sfakion, which is an attractive tourist spot with white sandy beaches and the interesting Fortress of Fragokastello. The fort was built by the Venetian...


Archaeological Museum in Chania
The Archaeological Museum in Chania is housed in the Venetian Church of San Francesco and has finds that date back to the Neolithic period, Minoan period and the late Roman period. The relics on display at this archaeological museum have been excavat...


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Palace of Knossos

The Palace of Knossos is a landmark of the Minoan Civilisation, it is said to be the palace of King Minos and is a remarkable place to visit.

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Fragokastello Castle

Fragokastello, also known as "castle of the Franks", and is situated 11 kilometres east of Chora Sfakion.

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Lasithi Plateau

The Lasithi Windmills are a major attraction in Lasithi Plateau, there are around 10,000 windmills.

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Gortyn

Gortyn, known as Gortys in the olden times, and was once a very important Roman town of Crete.

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Ruins of Phaistos

Phaistos, also known as Festos, and was the most powerful city during the Minoan civilization.

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Nikos Kazantzakis Museum

The Kazantzakis Museum is dedicated to the famous Cretan author Kazantzakis, the museum has the original scripts of the author which are well preserved.

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