Greek Islands - Crete (PDF Chapter)

Greek Islands - Crete (PDF Chapter)

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This is the Crete chapter from Lonely Planet’s Greek Islands 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
  • maps
  • absorb lofty views from the 17th-century monastery of Moni Preveli, above the magical Preveli Beach
  • transport
  • 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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