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cubrinj

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This place would be so cool to visit! It's one of the many sites on the island that date from the Minoan time period. Have any of you visited??

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k_tsoukalas

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I agree, this palace is worth visiting. The island of Crete has a few Minoan palaces, the largest being Knossos. But there are others - there's Phaestos, one in Malia, and one in Zakros. On a tour in Malia, the guide was saying that one of the theories is that we should think of these palaces as population clusters, much like our modern-day cities and towns. Judging by the size of Knossos, the theory is that Knossos was the centerpoint. Minoan culture is fascinating.
 

greekgal77

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This palace is also highly underrated. When people think Minoan, they automatically assume Knossos, but there are other Minoan palaces on the island like Phaistos that are worth checking out.
 

Potamos beach in Malia harbor Crete is a quiet escape

Potamos beach is a very small beach in Malia Harbor. The beach is great because there aren't many organize beach clubs, meaning that you're able to just come to the beach with your own towels and umbrellas and stay for free. There are usually people walking around selling things, and you can always walk by it's the nearest store to pick up some cold bottle drinks. I highly recommend speech if you're looking for something more low-key and quiet.

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What do you need to know before visiting Chania, Crete!

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How to spend 5 days in Crete

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What is better: Chania or Iraklio?

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