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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?
 

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.

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.

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.

Understanding the Cretan vs standard Greek dialects

Cretan is a very distinct dialect that is spoken on the island of Crete. Many think that it is reminiscent of Cypriot Greek but in my opinion they are pretty different. Having spent some time in Greece two summers ago, I appreciate how different all of the different dialects in Greece are. So many aspects of the Cretan dialect reflect how unique the Cretan culture is. Crete has a strong military history and background as well as a strong agricultural industry. All of these are present in the dialect!

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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