Places to visit in Crete

Top Things to Do in Crete, Greece

Places to Visit in Crete

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  • Dean Nelson
    Newcastle upon Tyne, UK230 contributions
    Walked the gorge with a group of friends and all I can say is wow! The views are stunning and it isn’t too hard on the old legs. Even a place half way to stop for some refreshing drinks.
    Written 4 June 2022
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  • StanBrynmawr
    Brynmawr, UK505 contributions
    Visited after Knossos to see museum. We're pleasantly surprised how well laid out the museum is. Loads of interesting exhibits. Take the opportunity to spend some time there out of the sun. Learn about the Minoan civilisation, and history of Crete. Ticket €20 which includes entrance to Knossos. Well worth a visit. Free WiFi too!
    Written 29 June 2022
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  • Gary2829
    Stoke-on-Trent, UK237 contributions
    Lots to see in the old town. Although the shops are very much the same as you walk around there are some a little different. Not really much of the old town left and plenty of restaurants wanting your business.
    Written 30 June 2022
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  • Sarah H
    Mexico, MO17 contributions
    Chania Old Town is an amazing area. We arrived early (around 8:30) and it wasn’t too crowded. We first walked out to the lighthouse and it was very warm because there is very little shade. Good view though. We then had a breakfast at a harbor-side cafe that was quiet and enjoyable. We then walked through some of the alleys/streets and I was amazed at how beautiful and unique it was. I felt like I was in Little Italy.
    Written 1 July 2022
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  • Amy Lou
    Bodmin, UK184 contributions
    This place is an absolute must if venturing to Hersonissos! The staff are so friendly and engaging, also very keen to get you involved with the reptiles in their care. All of the animals appear very well cared for, and there’s a massive amount of information around the place about conservation and how to protect their natural environment. Some people have mentioned that the entry fee is high given how small the centre is, but we really didn’t mind paying it given that it is a RESCUE centre and so the money supports the animals. Keep up the good work guys 👏🏼
    Written 29 June 2022
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  • monicab
    Oslo, Norway139 contributions
    Amazing view, the sea was clear blu/green.
    It’s a virgin beach so there’s nothing there that reminds of a regular beach.
    Wish it was less crowded, but we were not the only ones wanting to experience the lagoon 😅
    Rocky, so bring bathing shoes
    Written 21 June 2022
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  • Andreas Ș
    27 contributions
    A very nice beach, with a lot of facilities available. Also, there are two watersports centres, with quite OK prices. There are two options to stay on the beach: in the organised part or in the wild part. The wild one is less crowded and the water is clearer. Also, the wind is less stronger, as there are sand dunes behind you.
    The sand is a little pink, but you are NOT allowed to take any of it. The beach is suit for any types of people: families with young children, watersport fans, single persons.
    All in all, it definitely worths a visit, even for the whole day.
    Written 1 July 2022
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  • Julie
    44 contributions
    Fantastic scenic drive! And lunch with a View. Wonderful setting and food to match. Fabulous drive up the scenic Theriso Gorge and continuing up the dramatic mountain road passing the stunning flowering trees. We arrived at the top at the village Zouvra..stopped ourside Emilia's Taverna by chance and had the perfect lunch there. The waitress was so attentive and service professional. The home-cooked comfort food was delicious, we enjoyed dakos, cha grilled lamb chops and a courgette, potato dauphinoise, the stand-out dish of the day.
    Written 26 June 2022
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  • Jenny L
    1 contribution
    We went here for the meat cookery class and it was amazing - great setting outdoors surrounded by olive trees, plants and flowers and the cooking done in a nice shaded area!
    Lovely host who taught us how to cook some really delicious traditional Greek food and the portions are very generous! We then enjoyed with some wine and a lovely view out to sea.
    Written 8 June 2022
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  • smayf
    Nottingham, UK226 contributions
    Really nice beach, parking nearby, Sun loungers and umbrella a little steep at €10 but the beach is beautiful. The sea was like a warm bath in June and you can walk out quite far,

    Lifeguard is on duty, people walking around selling donuts and fruits. There’s a grot van that parks up and serves lunch for those not wanting to walk up to the taverna, which is also really nice.

    There’s showers, toilet cubicles and bins. People were litter picking and taking care of the beach, it seems lots of locals like to use this spot also.
    Written 18 June 2022
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  • Sharon B
    8 contributions
    Being a huge fan of The Island I'd wanted to visit Spinalonga for many years but not had the chance. We were staying in Chania which is a 3 hour drive away but the trip was 100% worth it. Having read a few reviews we drove to Plaka rather than the busier Elounda. Google directed us down some dodgy cliff--edge roads so I'd suggest going via Elounda - the roads are so much better. Parking was free and very easy. The boat company website had said first boat at 9 but it was in fact 10 so wrong just had a coffee on the quayside while we waited. When we arrived on the island we asked about a private guide - following a Trip Advisor suggestion. The guides weren't immediately obvious and we ended up asking at the cafe who rang someone - I think you can ask when you buy your ticket too. A lady arrived almost immediately and said it was 30/40€ depending on how busy it was - that day was 40€ but it was definitely something I'd recommend. She spent an hour or so giving us the history of the island and also dispelling some of the 'artistic licence' used in the book. She showed us as far as the end of the town buildings and then we were free to roam. Some reviews say the boats want you back in an hour but the Plaka boats were completely flexible and we returned about 3 hours after we'd left Plaka with no problem. The village of Plaka has some gorgeous restaurants overlooking the island and the beach was lovely for a swim before heading home. I really can't recommend this place enough - it was honestly one of the most enjoyable days out I've had!
    Written 29 June 2022
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  • PeteNorthWestUK
    Thornton Cleveleys, UK126 contributions
    You are currently not allowed on to Chrissi island due to the suspected damage tourism has caused there.
    We went on a boat trip with Archagelos cruises for a look at the island anyway and had a good day.
    The boat takes 30 minutes to cross to the island and stops in various bays where you can swim in the clear waters and snorkel. The food was excellent as were the staff on board.
    Written 12 May 2022
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  • Andrew A
    London, UK154 contributions
    There are two, the small Triopetra and the large one which are separated by rocky hill !! Triopetra is given the name because there are 3 (trio) rocks (petra) on the water between the two beaches and you can walk on them....carefully !!
    Written 5 May 2022
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  • Arthur Levchenko
    Rehovot, Israel33 contributions
    We drove two hours from the Chania area to the secluded beach, on the beach we discovered spectacular views and a beach that can only be seen in the movies. I recommend to anyone who has come to visit Crete to make for themselves and friends a trip to this spectacular beach. In the tourist season the beach is busy but on less touristy dates it is a dizzying experience!

    ** Extra bonus ** The beach is a nudist beach so if you are into the matter of tanning like on your birthday it is well worth a trip.
    Written 12 December 2021
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  • Dicky121
    Northamptonshire, UK22 contributions
    Fascinating place, and well worth a visit if you’re in Crete for the week.
    It’s not Ephesus or Pompeii by a long way, but still a to do.
    Very interesting, though rather disappointing that some of the audio guide areas were closed off due to works and restoration.
    Written 30 June 2022
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