Unique Things to do in Crete

If you are looking to visit Crete, you will want to make sure you have plenty of time to enjoy the peace that Greece offers. Here are a few things to do when you are on the island for holiday.

Ancient Knossos

There is little that remains of the civilization that began 9,000 years ago. The Europeans were superseded by the Minoan, where the legendary home of King Minos stands. This home is where Theseus is believed to have slain a minotaur in the labyrinth. When you come, mark your visit with a photograph taken by the minotaur’s statue.

Samaria Gorge

Samaria Gorge is guaranteed to take your breath away. It is one of the longest gorges in Europe and is also the most breath taking. It is 16 kilometres long and is found in southwest Crete. You are able to walk along the gorge during nice weather, but it will close in the winter and rainy season. The entire walk will take you roughly six hours and ends near Agia Roumeli. You can choose to walk the six hours back, or take a ferry to the starting point.

Chania Old Town & Harbour

One of the most favourite spots of travellers is the Chania Old Town & Harbour. This city was once the capital of Crete and is covered with cobblestone streets. There are cafes, taverns, and museums galore, guaranteeing a way to keep you fed and mesmerized all day. The best way to visit Chania is to plan on boarding a horse drawn carriage to take you around town.

Lake Kournas

Kournas is a beautiful lake that is surrounded by forest, fields, and the White Mountains. It is the only freshwater lake you will find when visiting Crete and there are a number of taverns along the shore. If you visit during the summer, you can swim in the lake and visit the baths that the Romans built in Lappa.

Lassithi Plateau

Another great place to go for a hike and explore the Diktian mountains is the Lassithi Plateau. It is about 25,000 square kilometres and is irrigated by the white windmills that are found throughout the field. It is believed this is the place where Zeus was birthed, in Diktion Cave. There is a path that leads up to the cave, but it is very steep and takes roughly 30 minutes to complete. It is completely worth it, as there is an underground pool and several smaller caves to explore.

Loutro

Finally, you will want to visit the village of Loutro. It is not accessible by vehicle, but there is a nice walking path that gets you there. It is a traditional Greek village that gives people a step back in time. Do not expect anything to do, except drink, swim, and relax for the day.

Crete makes for a great trip, and with the many things to do, you will want to plan ahead. Consider getting a loan from ukhomeandpersonalloans.co.uk to make sure you are fully equipped to enjoy your holiday on this beautiful island.

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