Crete tourist guide

The best Polish website dedicated to the Greek island Crete and to a small extent of continental Greece. You will find useful information related to visiting Crete that goes beyond the offer of optional tours. On the website you will also find descriptions of the most interesting places that we visited by visiting this largest Greek island. The content complements the current news, photographs and recipes of Greek cuisine.

What to see in Crete

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Interesting places on Crete

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Falasarna
Falasarna

Falasarna

W 2002 roku Falasarna zdobyła tytuł najlepszej plaży w Grecji. Wyróżnienie to nie jest bynajmniej przypadkowe, gdyż miejsce to jak na standardy Krety jest naprawdę unikalne.

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Elafonisi
Elafonisi

Elafonisi

Elafonisi is a small island located at the end of the southwestern edge of Crete. A characteristic feature of Elafonisi is the shallow lagoon connecting it with Crete.

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Elafonisi
Elafonisi

Elafonisi

Elafonisi is a small island located at the end of the southwestern edge of Crete. A characteristic feature of Elafonisi is the shallow lagoon connecting it with Crete.

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Chania Airport
Chania Airport

Chania Airport

This is the second largest airport (IATA code: CHQ) in Crete. In 2010, the airport in Chania served a total of over 1.65 million passengers.

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Chania - Xania
Chania - Xania

Chania - Xania

Chania (Χανιά) is the second largest (after Heraklion) city of Crete. The biggest advantage of Chania is the area of the Old Town and the beautiful Venetian Harbor.

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Aptera
Aptera

Aptera

Aptera is a city whose history dates back to at least a thousand years before our era. In the peak period, about 20,000 lived in it. people, of which only 1/5 were free people.

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Chania - Xania
Chania - Xania

Chania - Xania

Chania (Χανιά) is the second largest (after Heraklion) city of Crete. The biggest advantage of Chania is the area of ​​the Old Town and the beautiful Venetian Harbor.

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Sfakia
Sfakia

Sfakia

The genesis of the name of this poviat will not surprise anybody who will break the road from the Imbros gorge to Hora Sfakion.

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Frangokastello
Frangokastello

Frangokastello

Frangokastello is a small fortress that was built by the Venetians over four years from 1371. Initially, the castle was named after Saint Nikitas.

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Hrisoskalitissas
Hrisoskalitissas

Hrisoskalitissas

(Χρυσοσκαλίτισσα) The Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary with the Golden Step from the 17th century is the westernmost church building of this type.

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Hrisoskalitissas
Hrisoskalitissas

Hrisoskalitissas

(Χρυσοσκαλίτισσα) The Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary with the Golden Step from the 17th century is the westernmost church building of this type.

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The Omalos plateau
The Omalos plateau

The Omalos plateau

Omalos is a perfect starting point for exploring the Samaria Gorge. Located over 1,100 m above sea level extends over an area of 25 km2. Its size corresponds more or less to the size of the Lasithi Plateau.

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Kournas
Kournas

Kournas

Located 47 km from the city of Chania, it is the only freshwater lake in Crete. Its area is about 580 thousand. sqm. and the maximum depth is about 45 meters

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The Omalos plateau
The Omalos plateau

The Omalos plateau

Omalos is a perfect starting point for exploring the Samaria Gorge. Located over 1,100 m above sea level extends over an area of 25 km2. Its size corresponds more or less to the size of the Lasithi Plateau.

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Aradena
Aradena

Aradena

The steel crossing, which in the central part is separated from the ground by nearly 150 m, is at the leading position of the places where the longest bungee jumps are made.

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Chania - Xania
Chania - Xania

Chania - Xania

Chania (Χανιά) is the second largest (after Heraklion) city of Crete. The biggest advantage of Chania is the area of the Old Town and the beautiful Venetian Harbor.

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Sfakia
Sfakia

Sfakia

The genesis of the name of this poviat will not surprise anybody who will break the road from the Imbros gorge to Hora Sfakion. Word

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Chania Airport
Chania Airport

Chania Airport

This is the second largest airport (IATA code: CHQ) in Crete. In 2010, the airport in Chania served a total of over 1.65 million passengers.

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Chora Sfakion
Chora Sfakion

Chora Sfakion

Chora Sfakion is an extremely picturesque mountain village of the mountainous and wild Sfakia region

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Loutro
Loutro

Loutro

Loutro is famous for the fact that you can get to it only from the sea or walk on the mountain trail, because there is no other road here.

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Stavros
Stavros

Stavros

Stavros used to be a small fishing village. Today, it is primarily a tourist destination, but in a positive sense.

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Bear's Cave
Bear's Cave

Bear's Cave

The cave is less than 1 km from Moni Gouvernetou Monastery. You will reach it using the pedestrian trail that has been marked out along the slope of the Avlaki Gorge.

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Balos Lagoon
Balos Lagoon

Balos Lagoon

Balos is one of Crete's flagship beaches if not all of Greece. We can assure you that the landscapes you see during your trip to Balos will remain with you for a very long time.

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Moni Katholiko
Moni Katholiko

Moni Katholiko

Moni Katholiko is probably the oldest and most spectacular monastery in Crete. It is located 20 km north-east of Chania.

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Agia Triada Monastery
Agia Triada Monastery

Agia Triada Monastery

The Orthodox monastery of Agia Triada, located on the northern part of the Akrotiri peninsula, is one of the most beautiful and richest monasteries in Crete.

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Agia Triada Monastery
Agia Triada Monastery

Agia Triada Monastery

The Orthodox monastery of Agia Triada, located on the northern part of the Akrotiri peninsula, is one of the most beautiful and richest monasteries in Crete.

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Gouverneto Monastery
Gouverneto Monastery

Gouverneto Monastery

Gouverneto Monastery is probably the oldest active Greek Catholic monastery located on the Akrotiri peninsula near Chania.

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Imbros
Imbros

Imbros

The length of the trail leading through this place is about 8 kilometers and the difference in altitude is about 600m.

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Agia Roumeli
Agia Roumeli

Agia Roumeli

Agia Roumeli znajduje się na południowym wybrzeżu Prefektury Chania, pomiędzy miejscowościami Chora Sfakion i Paleochora.

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Souda
Souda

Souda

Until the early nineties, this place was known only to few tourists and local residents.

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Paleochora
Paleochora

Paleochora

Paleochora is a quite well-organized tourist town, with a beautiful large sandy beach

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Lissos
Lissos

Lissos

Ruiny starożytnego miasta Lissos znajdują się około 3,5 km od miejscowości Sougia na południowym wybrzeżu Krety.

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Samaria
Samaria

Samaria

Samaria is one of the most important tourist attractions located in the western part of Crete.

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Glyka Nera
Glyka Nera

Glyka Nera

Glyka Nera is one of the most spectacular beaches in Crete.

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Sougia
Sougia

Sougia

Sougia is a small town located in the southwest of Crete.

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Falasarna (excavations)
Falasarna (excavations)

Falasarna (excavations)

On the north-western coast of Crete, at the foot of the Gramovous peninsula, there are ruins of the ancient port of Korikos, later known as Falassarna.

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Krios
Krios

Krios

Krios Beach is located about 9 km west of Paleochora and it is also the last beach on this stretch of the southern coast

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Agia Sofia
Agia Sofia

Agia Sofia

Between the villages of Topolia and Koutsamatados there is an interesting cave known as Agia Sofia

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Milia
Milia

Milia

Milia is an authentic mountain settlement, which most probably dates from about the seventeenth century.

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Potamida
Potamida

Potamida

On the edge of the village of Potamida grows a complex of clay mounds called Komolithi (Komolithoi)

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Top 20 beaches in Crete

Top 20 beaches in Crete

Crete is an unusual place. There are over 300 beaches on approximately 1,000 kilometers of the island's coastline, with over a quarter of them receiving the Blue Flag award every year. From all these places we have chosen twenty most-known, popular and for some reason exceptional beaches. Some of these places are generally recognized hits, but some are our personal choice, beaches which for some reason we deemed worthy to be included on this list.

Balos: by car or by boat?

Balos: by car or by boat?

One of the flagship paintings associated with Crete is the characteristic frame of the Balos lagoon and the flat Tigani peninsula in the background. The picturesque nature of this place attracts crowds of enthusiastic tourists every year, and the beach itself has been systematically occupying very high places in the world and European beach rankings for a long time.

Top 12 Crete

Top 12 Crete

A lot of people who are going to Crete for the first time are asking us what to see. Limited time of stay and car rental as well as a finite amount of funds that you want to spend on sightseeing cause that among the many interesting places offered by the island you have to choose only the most important ones. So we decided to create our peculiar must-see, or list of places we like the most known and most popular among tourists.

Index of all pages

Below you will find a list of places in which we have been and which have already been described by us. Of course, this list does not fully reflect what we have seen in Crete, so there will certainly be more articles on our site.

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Cities on the island of Crete

Sitia
Ierapetra - the hottest city of Crete
Elounda
Elounda
Agios Nikolaos

Beaches on the island of Crete

Diaskari Beach - Green Beach
Beach in Krios
Glyka Nera
Beach in Souda in the south of Crete
Triopetra - three rocks beach

Excavations in Crete

Gortyna - the ruins of an ancient metropolis
Roussolakos - ruins of the Minoan city next to Palekastro
Roussolakos - ruins of the Minoan city next to Palekastro
Ancient Falasarna
Antique Lissos on the E4 route from Sougia

Plateau in Crete

Nida Plateau
The Omalos plateau
The Omalos plateau
The Lassithi Plateau

Cretan caves

Agia Sofia - cave of God's Wisdom
Labyrinthaki and Labyrinthos - ancient quarries or the Minotaur labyrinth
Bear's Cave
Melidoni Cave (Gerontospilios)
Ida - the mythical shelter of Zeus

Airports in Crete

CHQ - Airport. Ioannis Daskalogiannis in Chania
CHQ - Airport. Ioannis Daskalogiannis in Chania
Airport Nikos Kazantzakis in Heraklion

Churches and chapels in Crete

Church with the Golden Step
Church with the Golden Step
Panagia Kera

Gorges in Crete

Gorge of St. Nicholas and Rouvas forest
Trip to the Samaria Gorge
Richtis Gorge
Imbros
Gorge Kourtaliotiko

Crete - lakes

The largest freshwater lake of Crete

Crete - towns and villages

Zakros and Kato Zakros
Kali Limenes, meaning Good Ports
Matala
Gialos macros
Village of Milia

Regions of Crete

Akrotiri peninsula
Sfakia
Sfakia

Monasteries in Crete

Monastery of Odigitrias
Moni Toplou (Panagia Akrotiriani)
Moni Toplou (Panagia Akrotiriani)
Monastery Gouverneto - Kyria ton Agelon
Agia Triada Monastery (Holy Trinity) Tzagarolon

Archaeological finds in Crete

Pitos, or an ancient barrel
The disk from Fajstos is still full of puzzles

Fortresses and castles in Crete

Koules Fortress in Heraklion
Frangokastello - the castle of dew people

Crete - tourist attractions

Cruise to the island of Koufonissi
Moni Toplou Winery
Spinalonga - the leper island
Dimitrios P. - the history of the Gramvousa wreck
Faros - lighthouse in Chania

Interesting museums located in Crete

Archaeological Museum of Chania
Archeological Museum in Eleftherna
Military Museum in Chromonastiri
Museum of History and Folk Art in Rethymno
Archaeological Museum in Heraklion

The unique fauna and flora of Crete

Caretta caretta turtles in Crete

Airlines flying to Crete

Travel Service
Enter Air
Aegean Airlines

Places recommended by us

Estonatorio Chrisopigi
Giorgos Chatziparaschos - filo pastry master
Nostimon
Hydria - the magic of ceramics (Υδρία)
TABEPNA - the taste of green Nida

Monuments you can find in Crete

Interesting monuments in Crete and stories connected with them

Interesting places on Crete

Mysterious tunnels in Plakias
Napoleon's house in Ierapetra
Komolithi - earth pyramids in the town of Potamida
Skinakas Observatory

Actively in Crete

Hiking trails in Crete
Psiloritis - entry to the highest peak of Crete
Oceanis Dive Center - diving in Crete
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Polecamy:

Oliwa i kosmetyki organiczne Olivaloe

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gość Robokow: Witam serdecznie, Wkrótce jadę po raz drugi na Kretę i zamierzam udać się na południe autem z Meleme, przez Kissamos, Sfinari, Livadi, Ubini Beach, Ayios Padleimon do Elafonisi. Co sądzicie o tej trasie - jest możliwa do pokonania autem typu np. Fiat Doblo? Zwłaszcza po niedawnych powodziach. Trudno z satelity wywnioskować, czy to drogi utwardzone, czy szutry. (...)
Piotr Iwańczyk: Taka ciekawostka związana z bitwą. Podczas tej batalii miała miejsce niemiecka wersja "Szeregowca Ryan'a". Jednego dnia - 21 maja 1941 - zginęło trzech braci z hrabiowskiego rodu von Blücher. Wolfgang, Leberecht i Hans-Joachim Graf von Blücher.
Justyna Zelmanowska: Balos jest piękna i Elafonisi trzeba zobaczyć będąc na Krecie
Kazimierz Maciąg: Kampery też mają swój box
Tomasz Zawitowski: Ile kosztuje prom na Santorini?
Ewa Szumowska: My z Heraklionu płynęliśmy na Santorini katamaranem Wrc
Joanna Tissaoui: Magdalena Chludzińska czy myślisz, że gdyby uruchomiło ten kurs w zeszłym roku, to byśmy jeszcze gdzieś zmieściły Rethymno?
Anna Evelyn: Czekamy na lotnisko w Ierapetra ;
gość marziar: W zeszłym tygodniu byłem na Krecie i przeszedłem cały wąwóz 11 maja , drugi dzień po otwarciu. Cały szlak jestem bardzo dobrym stanie i wygląda rewelacyjnie o tej porze roku. Dojechałem busem z Chani 7.45, wracałem promem 17.30 do chora sfakion i na koniec busem do Chani.
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gość PiotrWie: Jesli chodzi o GPS używam od lat aplikacji w telefonach - poprzednio Oudoor Navigation for windows, obecnie z powodu odmowy współpracy przez moją stara Nokię przeszedłem na Locus Map - mapa Grecji w tej aplikacji jest dość dokładna. Poza tym używam Avenza Map - o tym napisze poniżej. (...)
Piotrek | www.crete.pl : Piotr dzięki za uwagi, którymi uzupełniłeś artykuł Gosi (ja akurat przy niem niewiele zrobiłem :). Przy okazji mam do Ciebie pytanie odnośnie korzystania z GPS. Jako osoba doświadczona w tej kwestii na pewno będziesz lepiej wiedział. Jakim sprzętem lub oprogramowaniem warto ewentualnie zainteresować się w kwestii wyjazdu na Kretę i ewentualnego wykorzystania tras zarejestrowanych przez innych użytkowników?
Marta Domagała: Bardzo ważne jest dobrze dobrane obuwie. Doświadczyłam tego osobiście, moje buty nie nadawały się do pokonywania olbrzymich głazów , i musiałam część z nich pokonywać na bosaka.
gość PiotrWie: Jako osoba chodząca od lat po górach Krety - dodam do tego co pisał Piotr zdecydowaną sugestię używania trasera - szlaki są znakowane z "polskiego" punktu widzenia fatalnie - wiem co mówię bo zanim zacząłem jeździć na Kretę schodziłem góry Polski, Czech, Słowacji, bywałem w Alpach, poza tym jestem przewodnikiem sudeckim a dopóki nie zacząłem używać trasera GPS zdarzało nam się wielokrotnie gubić szlak - niestety ... (...)
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