Discover the top Crete attractions that you must see when visiting Crete.
From spectacular scenery in deep mountain gorges, to awe inspiring ghostly deserted villages once home to Europe's last leper colony.
From the home of the beginning of Civilization itself to a balmy, palm laden beach that inspired a famous chocolate advert.
From a unique Roman settlement almost forgotten by the world, to a sun-drenched crazy, club crammed resort.
These are the top Crete attractions and things to do in Crete, in our opinion.
One of the reasons that we love Crete is the amount, variation and diversity of things to do in Crete. We've visited and enjoyed many of the top Crete attractions through the years - but still have many more to enjoy.
In no particular order:
We've hiked the tough Samaria Gorge and came out the other end! Europe's 2nd biggest canyon, home to the rare kri kri goat, and dedicated hikers from all over the world… learn more
Setting of the famous best selling book written by Victoria Hislop - The Island. Walk through the moody streets and passageways once the thoroughfare of the last leper colony in Europe… learn more
One of the essential things to do in Crete. This is a must see for anyone visiting the Greek Island of Crete. The most important settlement discovered of the ancient and mysterious Minoan Civilization… learn more
We just love the sense of ancient history blended with magnificent scenery in this historic place. Just above the tiny village of Megala Chorafia, discover an ancient Roman Settlement and huge Turkish fort overlooking spectacular views of Souda Bay… learn more
Vai Beach is in the far east of Crete and is real taste of Paradise. This is THE place to eat your Bounty chocolate bar… learn more
One of our favourite things to do in Crete! A cross between a scenic hike and an interesting nature trail the botanical gardens offer visitors a fantastic day out away from the beach. learn more
Elafonissi Beach has got to be one of the top Crete attractions. If you are staying around either the north or south coasts of Crete in the Chania region and you love stunning beaches you won't be disappointed. learn more
Hauntingly sad but stunningly beautiful too. If you are staying around the Souda Bay area, we would highly recommend you visit this monument and resting place to the soldiers, sailors and airmen who gave their lives to protect the Greek Island of Crete in WWII. learn more
No visit to west Crete would be complete without strolling along the Venetian Chania Harbour. Wonderful fish restaurants line the harbour and offer the catch of the day from the fishing boats bobbing up and down in the harbour. learn more
Wander through the charming narrow streets and lanes of Rethymnon Old Town with its Venetian and Ottoman influences and it's like stepping back in time. learn more
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