Greek Islands - Crete (Chapter)
This is the Crete chapter from Lonely Planet’s Greece guidebook.
Nature here has been as prolific as Picasso in his prime, creating in Crete a dramatic quilt of big-shouldered mountains, stunning beaches and undulating hillsides. Crete’s natural beauty is equalled only by the richness of a history that spans millennia.
• make a date with King Minos at the Palace of Knossos
• follow up a pilgrimage to Moni Preveli with a swim on palm-studded Preveli Beach
• explore Minoan ruins and sample the local tipple in Iraklio Wine Country
• restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Central Crete, Iraklio, Cretaquarium, Knossos, Arhanes, Zaros, Matala, Rethymno, Moni Arkadiou, Anogia, Mt Psiloritis, Spili, Plakias & around, Beaches Between Plakias & Agia Galini, Agia Galini, Western Crete, Hania & around, Samaria Gorge, Hora Sfakion & around, Frangokastello, Anopoli & Inner Sfakia, Sougia, Paleohora, Elafonisi, Gavdos Island, Kissamos-Kastelli & around, Eastern Crete, Lasithi Plateau, Agios Nikolaos & around, Mohlos, Sitia & around, Kato Zakros & Ancient Zakros, and Ierapetra & around.
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