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Top 5 archaeological sites of Crete

The beautiful island of Crete has a long and rich history over the years, with a special emphasis on the Minoan Period. In Crete you can visit important archaeological sites along its entire length and width, thus knowing better the history and tradition of Crete.

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The Knossos Palace in Heraklion Crete

The Knossos Palace in Heraklion Crete

The archaeological site of Knossos is located 5 kilometers southern-east of Heraklion and is one of the most famous touristic places of Greece. It was the greatest town of the Minoan Civilization and was also the seat of the legendary King Minos. Several fascinating myths are associated with the palace of Knossos, such as the Minotaur with the Labyrinth, and Daedalus with Icarus.

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Phaistos Palace

Phaistos Palace

Phaistos is the second most important Minoan Palace in Crete. It lies at the south of the prefecture of Heraklion, is built at a strategic position on a low hill with views of the valleys.

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The Palace of Malia in Crete

The Palace of Malia in Crete

Three kilometers east of the famous village of Malia there is the homonymous archaeological site. It was a significant Minoan city with a large Minoan Palace, in which the mythical brother of Minos, Sarpedon was reigned here.

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The Roman City of Crete in Gortys

The Roman City of Crete in Gortys

The archaeological site of Gortyna is on the south coast of Crete, not far from Phaistos. It was one of the most important ancient cities of Crete, andwas the capital of Crete and Cyrenaica during the Roman period. In this period Gortyna reached the peak of its power.

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The Byzantine Wall of Chania

The Byzantine Wall of Chania

Going around the beautiful city of Chania with a rental car, you can visit the hill Kasteli and see the Byzantine fortifications of Chania.

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