The Palace of Knossos was the center of the Minoan civilization, as it was the largest palace of all the Minoan centers.
The island of Spinalonga is the second most visited archaeological site in Crete. It is, also, known as the Leper island.
Fortress of Koules
Koules or Castello a Mare (“Fort on the Sea” in Italian) is a fortress located at the entrance of the old port of Heraklion, Crete, Greece.
The Heraklion Archaeological Museum is one of the greatest museums in Greece and the best in the world for Minoan art.
The beaches on Crete are some of the best in Greece. Soft, golden sands and crystal clear waters create the idyllic settings that draw many vacationers to the island. Crete has a mix of pebble beaches and sand beaches, so it is important to do your research before planning a beach vacation and also consider the type of experience you are looking for. Each has its own look and feel, but regardless of the kind of beachgoer you are, you’ll find something to your liking.
North: Stay in Malia.
South: You will find less organized beaches and Matala, Preveli monastery and more.
East: Voulisma Beach and Palm Forest Vai
The unexplored nature, the diverse coastlines and the rich mountain ranges that cross the island, create the perfect site for exploration, athletic activities and extreme sports. Malia is the perfect spot for you to select among