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Sitio histórico
“The most important center of Minoan civilization, Knossos, is built on the hill of Kefalas, surrounded by olives, vineyards and cypresses, is located 5 km south of Heraklion and covers an area of about 15 sq. Km. The selection of the area was based on its strategic location and its natural advantages. It is located between the two rivers Vlihia and Kirata (today Katsambas), with easy access to the sea, but also to the interior of Crete. According to tradition, it was the seat of King Minos and the capital of his state. Knossos was an important city in antiquity, with a continuous life from the Neolithic to the 5th century AD. century and there was built the first important Minoan palace of Crete. This is the most important example of the Minoan civilization, which lived in its prime from 1700 to 1450 BC. The area of the palace of Knossos is connected with fascinating myths, such as the Labyrinth with Minotaur and Daedalus with Icarus. Even in later periods it plays an important role and develops particularly, as in the Hellenistic era.”
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Restaurante griego
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“This taverna, part of which is in a converted Turkish bathhouse, has flavoured Cretan dishes that often incorporate Middle Eastern spices and touches.”
  • Recomendado por 45 habitantes locales
Bar de playa
“The Venetian Harbour of Rethymnon, next to the modern harbour of the city, with the Egyptian lighthouse is one of the most picturesque areas of the old town. It operated in the Byzantine period (after 961), but flourished during the Venetian period. The Venetians in the 14th century started major projects to facing the problem of siltation, which holds till today.”
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Fish Taverna
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“"Thalassino Ageri" in old tanneries area, exceptional fish tavern in a magnificent location”
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History Museum
“The history of Chania starts 4000 years back in the time of the Minoan civilization !”
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City
“If you begin a walk around Heraklion, starting at the fishing harbour close to the Rocca al Mare, but is now known by its Turkish name, Koules. It has a mixed history; for centuries it was used as protection against invaders, as were the great city walls and ditches. These are among the longest city walls in Europe. With its huge dark hallways and cells, the fortress was also a prison to many Cretan rebels and those who broke the rules imposed by successive occupiers of Crete. Koules is built on two tiers and offers a commanding view of Heraklion from the battlements. Nowadays, the harbour itself is home to brightly coloured fishing boats and busy tavernas selling fresh fish. ”
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Restaurante
“(Greek cuisine of everyday life). You can enter the interior, and after seeing, choose your dishes!”
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Fountain
“Little fountain in the middle of old town built in 1626 by the Venetian governor Rimondi.”
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Café
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“Cozy bar with good choice of cocktails and tasty snacks. Many young people head there as after midnight it turns into a small club with loud music”
  • Recomendado por 15 habitantes locales
Golf Course
“The Crete Golf Club is located east of Heraklion, the capital city of Crete and in close distance to Chersonisos, one of the most important seaside resorts in Greece. The location of the Crete Golf Club in the valley of the river Aposelemis is on the diachronically main road connecting the, Ancient and Byzantine, city of Chersonisos on the north coast of Crete with the hinterland of the island, prominent settlements (like the ancient city Lyttos), and fertile areas in Kastelli plain and Lassithi Plateau. It is important to underline the dynamics of landscape imprinted in significant monuments in the region, namely Ancient, Byzantine and Modern ones.”
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Science Museum
“The Natural History Museum of Crete (NHMC) in Heraklion, is a natural history museum that operates under the auspices of the University of Crete. Its aim is the study, protection and promotion of the diverse flora and fauna of the Eastern Mediterranean region. The museum is based in a restored industrial building that used to house an electricity power plant. (Wiki)”
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Mirador
“Its a historic location with nice views of Chania Also there are 2-3 cafes nearby”
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Museum
“Located in Rethymno, this museum’s collections have emerged through the quests of Greek artists from the 1950’s onwards, with particular emphasis on the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s. The visitor can thus see adequate examples of Art from the second half of our century; from abstraction and cubism to neo-expressionism, representational art, minimalism, assemblages, conceptual art, photography, computer processed works. Usually, there are themed collections and exhibitions.”
  • Recomendado por 10 habitantes locales
Water Park
“A day full of fun, water, plits-plats entertainment for the whole family. 10 minutes away!!! ”
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Cave
“In the village of Melidoni you will find the Melidoni Caves, where there is a number of very impressive stalactites and stalagmites. In 1823 the Ottoman army besieged the caves where approximately 370 inhabitants, mainly women and children, were hiding. Under the orders of Hussein Bay, the entrance was jammed with flammable materials and set on fire. After the Turks left, the bones were collected and placed in an ossuary which now stands in the middle of the central chamber. If you decide to visit the Caves, please wear sturdy shoes, as the ground may be slippery and we suggest you take a torch to enter the chambers.”
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Botanical Garden
“Botanical Park and Gardens of Crete is one of the world's 10 great botanical gardens! 19 Km from Chania.”
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