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tomipark

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Don't miss out on this museum! You can get tickets here https://heraklionmuseum.gr/?page_id=1406&lang=en

The museum is located by the water and in a great area for walking around and sightseeing. It's one of the oldest museums in Greece and it has artifacts from over 5,500 years from the Neolithic period to Roman time.
 

Jerry s

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While your there you must visit knossos, a guided tour is best. A lot of history there.
 
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tomipark

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While your there you must visit knossos, a guided tour is best. A lot of history there.
Yess! And there are many different types of guided tours and in many languages
 

Worldwide Greeks Editor

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So true, the Heraklion archaeological museum is a must see for any first time traveler to Crete!

Here is even more information to check out:
 

k_tsoukalas

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Don't miss out on this museum! You can get tickets here https://heraklionmuseum.gr/?page_id=1406&lang=en

The museum is located by the water and in a great area for walking around and sightseeing. It's one of the oldest museums in Greece and it has artifacts from over 5,500 years from the Neolithic period to Roman time.
You're right, the is a really great place! What was your favorite part to see?
 

Local farms to visit while in Crete!

Visiting local farms is one of the best way to see the real agriculture production processes in Greece. Crete is one of the most agricultural islands in the country, and is responsible for producing many olives and wheat that is sent to the mainland and other parts of the world. If you're lucky, some of these farms will have food tasting and tours that are available during the summer months. Some of the most known farms are Agreco Farm, Cretan farm in Hersonissos and the Cretan Olive Oil Farm.

In Crete you can ski in the morning and have lunch by the sea

Who knew Crete was so versatile! This article outlines all of the amazing things that you can do in Crete including skiing! Crete has many mountains that are over 2,000 meters that are covered in snow during the winter. Once you ski to the bottom, you can a little drive over to any neighbouring town and enjoy a lunch by the water.

How to spend 5 days in Crete

Crete is one of those places that requires at least 5 days, but in my opinion it's best to go for at least one week, especially if you want to travel to all of the different cities. As always with Crete, I recommend renting a car and traveling to the different parts. This video shows a good outline of what can be done in a few days, the only thing that would take away is visiting Spinalonga island, in my opinion its not worth it and there's not much to see, only if youre very interested in the history.

What is better: Chania or Iraklio?

What does everyone recommend for a vacation in Crete? Chania or Iraklio? I've never been to the island, but I would really like to travel there this year. I've heard so much about Crete and that is one of the most unique places in Greece. Has anyone been to either of the islands and has a preference for one of them? Why or why not? I'm really trying to narrow down my trip soon and make a decision about where to visit.

Did you know that most Cretan restaurants will serve you raki and watermelon after your meal?

Whether you ask for it or not, most restaurants in Crete will serve you raki and watermelon free of charge after your meal. This is part of the Cretan culture and is considered very hospitable and philotimo. I personally always looked forward to it and it was a great part of the dining experience.
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