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Visit Crete And Be A Part Of Greece’s Ancient Culture

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Crete is well known as Greece’s largest island. But the fact that we can trace the history of Crete way back from the Neolithic age makes the place more than interesting and fascinating. Geographically, the place is known for its varied terrain, with perfect sand beaches and mountains. As Crete is the place that holds a significant history, Archaeological Museum, housing Minoan artifacts, and Knossos, a Bronze Age settlement are a part and parcel of this place.

However, if you are a couple looking for some romantic honeymoon destination then Crete is everything you can ask for…

Explore the fabulous beaches of Crete

Spending a long day under the sun looking towards the lovely water is the dream of every honeymooner. Balos beach is most visited and loved by the couples coming across the country. Balos is located on the north-western side of Crete, in the region of Chania.

Crete Beach
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The tourists often fall in love with exotic waters, soft white sand and a huge island with a Venetian Castle on top, the beach of Balos amazes all visitors at first sight. There are plenty of vehicles to reach Crete, but the best option would by excursion boat from Chania Town and Kissamos for making it more exciting.

Vai Beach

Across the northern side of Crete, Lassithi lies the fabulous Vai beach surrounded by the largest palm tree forest in entire Europe, almost consisting of 5,000 trees. The tranquil water, glittering sand and nature by it’s side makes the beach a perfect place to stay behind.
Once the place allowed the tourists to camp for free, but now its prohibited.

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Preveli Beach

However, if you are traveling on to the southern side of the prefecture of Rethymno is a place of great natural beauty, Preveli. This beach is more to a naturally made.

Preveli Beach
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A river that passes through palm tree forest to reach the sea, eventually making a small lake nearby. This beach is a bit unorganized yet a wonderful place to swim and relax!

Plakias Beach

Yet another lovely tourist place on the southern side of Rethymno, Crete island. A perfect place far away from city noise, a perfect place to be calm and enjoy the serenity of the moment. The beach astounds you with crystal clear water that almost looks through it.

Plakias Beach
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Part of Plakias beach is organized with sunbeds and umbrellas, while there are also some fish taverns and apartments lining up the beach. A perfect place to be with your better half!

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Know the fabulous history of Crete and be a part of their art and culture.

Crete is the birthplace of Zeus! you can now imagine what hell a lot of historical events and stories this land must have to call its own. As the place looks back to the bronze age, there are many archaeological sites that uphold the theory. The archaeological sites of the Minoan civilization, the Venetian old city and the port of Chania tells a tale of a bright history the place owns. Although Crete has been inhabited since Neolithic times, for most people its history begins with the Minoan civilization. The glories of Crete’s Minoan past remained hidden until British archaeologist Sir Arthur Evans made his dramatic discoveries at Knossos in the early 1900s.

  • The Agios Minas Cathedral is a Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Heraklion, Greece is the place of Archbishop which is dedicated to Saint Mena’s.
  • Knossos Palace is yet another historical significance. This is an ancient Minoan palace. There is an impeccable place in the famous Odyssey by Homer about this palace. Visit the age-old history site and enjoy the best experience you ever had.

Crete Zeus Cave
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  • The Arkadi Monastery is a 16th-century Monastery situated on a fertile plateau 23 km to the southeast of Rethymnon on the island of Crete in Greece. It is well known for its architectural system ie Baroque architecture
  • Psychro Cave is an ancient Minoan sacred cave in Lassithi plateau in Crete. Psychro is associated with the Diktaean Cave, one of the putative sites of the birth of Zeus yet others argue it as the Idaean Cave on Mount Ida.

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Tingle your taste buds with Cretan cuisine

Cretan cuisines are considered as the most exquisite and royal. The quality and freshness is never ever compromised. Try to pick up some local dishes while eating in Crete. The cheese, lamb, honey and meat are part of Cretan cuisine. However Cretan olive is what makes it all special. The olive harvested here are called Crete’s liquid gold.

Cretan Cuisine
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The restaurant also serves the best seafood. Restaurants like Tamam Restaurant in Chania tow and Peskesi Restaurant in Heraklion serves some authentic Cretan delicacies. After a long day of sightseeing, some tasty food and perfect ambiance is all you need to end the day on a perfect note.

Hopefully, we have explored enough beaches, sites to make things simpler for you. Its quite easy to be a part of Greece because of the accommodative nature of people here, Cretan is best in Greece for travelers as per say. Hence, Let your honeymoon be a memorable one!

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