Greece - Crete (PDF Chapter)
This is the Crete chapter from Lonely Planet’s Greece guidebook.
Nature in Crete is prolific with a dramatic quilt of big-shouldered mountains, stunning beaches, crystal-clear lagoons and undulating hillsides blanketed in olive groves, vineyards and wildflowers. Crete’s natural beauty is equalled only by the richness of its history.
- rub shoulders with the ghosts of the Minoans at the Palace of Knossos
- absorb lofty views from the 17th-century monastery of Moni Preveli, above the magical Preveli Beach
- explore Minoan ruins and sample the local tipple in Iraklio Wine Country
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Crete & Around, Iraklio & Around, Zaros, Matala, Rethymno, Moni Arkadiou, Anogia, Mt Psiloritis, Spili, Plakias & Around, Agia Galini & Around, Hania, Kissamos (Kastelli) & Around, Frangokastello, Hora Sfakion, Loutro, Sougia, Paleohora & Around, Elafonisi, Agios Nikolaos & Around, Sitia & Around, Zakros, Kato Zakros, Ierapetra, Myr-tos and Lasithi Plateau.
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