Must See-Visit Attractions in Crete

Must See-Visit Attractions in Crete

A list of the places to must-see when visiting this island.

  • Samaria Gorge the longest Gorge in Europe
  • Knossos Minoan Palace – Knossos is considered Europe’s oldest city
  • Elafonissi a stunning place with natural beauty, crystal clear waters and fine sand beaches
  • Spinalonga a small rocky island, now abandoned also known as the Leper Island
  • Balos Lagoon one of the most photographed spots in Crete with stunning beaches and shallow turquoise waters
  • Heraklion Archaeological Museum, featuring an impressive collection of archaeological finds from all over Crete
  • Koules Fortress also named Rocca al Mare, standing in the old port of Heraklion
  • Arkadi Monastery built in 1587, designated as a European Freedom Monument by UNESCO, is home to one of the finest Venetian churches on the island

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