Monastery of Arkadi
Located on a fertile and high plateau and known as one of Crete’s most famous and luxurious places, the Monastery of Arkadi was built in the 16th century in the Baroque style. It served as a place for worship, teaching, library, and even a refuge for women and children during the war. But today, it’s well-famed as one of Crete’s dominant tourist attractions, a prominent place with high walls as a fortress. The Monastery houses a famous museum, where you will find an exciting collection of post-Byzantine, pontifical dating back to the 16th century, Blazonry, and relics related to other revolutions.
Heraklion Archaeological Museum
Patroklos Karantinos, the architect, built the Heraklion Archaeological Museum in the center of town between 1937 and 1940, hosting a perfect collection of artifacts from all Cretan prehistory periods and history. It is known as one of Europe’s most important museums covering a chronological array from the Neolithic period to Roman times, over 5,500 years.
Just a few kilometers away from the sea at the borders of Chania and Rethymno, Lake Kournas lies on Crete’s island. Also known as Korisia, it attracts many visitors every year to its two springs with dark water as most areas around the lake are covered with algae. Lake Kournas is renowned for its incredible ecosystem in Greece and is the home to various plant and animal species. Good cafeterias and coffee shops surround this stunning tourist destination. Take a boat ride and enjoy the breathtaking view of the area.
Vai Beach, also known as Finikodasos, lies on the east coast of Crete. It’s half full of sunbeds, and the other half is just sand, with a superior volume of palm trees. The beach trees date back to the classical period offering a welcome spot for shade. Don’t hesitate to walk along the entire length of Vai, where you’ll approach the next beach but more private beach, named Psili Ammos. Enjoy the tranquility and liveliness of beaches.
As a valuable relic of Greek mythology, Mount Ida is located in the heart of Crete’s mountains. According to Greek mythology, it’s the home to one of the earliest Titans, Cronus. Cronus ate all his children to prevent the prophet’s prediction foretold his fall from the throne. When Cronus’s wife, Rhea, gave birth to Zeus, she decided to protect her child by hiding him in Crete’s cave, from being bitten by her father. Today the mountain is more famous for mountaineering, but you can still see this mythical cave.
The white Mountains Protected Forest
The White Mountains, located on the west Crete, are covered in the snow until late in the spring. They have 50 gorges, among which the valley of Smaria is the most famous. You’ll find high plateaus at the heart of the area; the most famous is called the plateau of Omalos. It’s a paradise for mountain lovers to breathe the fresh air and make their experience a memorable adventure.
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