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.
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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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Grammeno
Grammeno

Grammeno

Grammeno (Γραμμένο) is a beach that can be counted among one of the best and most beautiful beaches in this part of Crete.

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Polirynia
Polirynia

Polirynia

Polyrinia was one of the most important city-states of western Crete during the Hellenistic and Roman periods. It was built amphitheater on a steep hill, rising to a height of 481 meters above sea level

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Agia Irini
Agia Irini

Agia Irini

The Agia Irini gorge, just a short distance from the village of Sougia, is one of the most popular hiking destinations.

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Gramvous
Gramvous

Gramvous

The island of Gramvousa, or in fact Imeri Gramvousa (Ήμερη Γραμβούσα), is an inseparable point of a trip that combines a stay in the Balos Lagoon with visiting the remains of a fortress located on the top of the island of Imeri Gramovousa.

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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 picturesqueness of this place attracts crowds of delighted tourists every year, and the beach itself has been systematically ranked very high in 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

Kommos
Grammeno beach in Gialos
Diaskari Beach - Green Beach
Beach in Krios
Glyka Nera

Excavations in Crete

Ancient city of Polyrinia
Minoan villa in Vathipetro
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

Plateau in Crete

Nida Plateau
The Omalos plateau
The Omalos plateau
The Lassithi Plateau

Cretan caves

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

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

Agia Irini gorge
Gorge of St. Nicholas and Rouvas forest
Trip to the Samaria Gorge
Richtis Gorge

Crete - lakes

The largest freshwater lake of Crete

Crete - towns and villages

Pachia Ammos
Zakros and Kato Zakros
Kali Limenes, meaning Good Ports
Matala
Gialos macros

Regions of Crete

Akrotiri peninsula
Sfakia
Sfakia

Monasteries in Crete

Moni Kapsa
Monastery of Odigitrias
Moni Toplou (Panagia Akrotiriani)
Moni Toplou (Panagia Akrotiriani)
Monastery Gouverneto - Kyria ton Agelon

Archaeological finds in Crete

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

Fortresses and castles in Crete

Gramvous Fortress
Koules Fortress in Heraklion
Frangokastello - the castle of dew people

Crete - tourist attractions

Venetian port and the lighthouse of Rethymno
Cruise to the island of Koufonissi
Moni Toplou Winery
Spinalonga - the leper island
Dimitrios P. - the history of the Gramvousa wreck

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

Wild Cretan goat, or Kri-kri
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

Interesting buildings in Crete.

Rimondi Fountain in Rethymno
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Czy w momencie przylotu ludzie są poddawani wyrywkowym testom na COVID (na lotnisku)? Z góry dziękuje za odpowiedź.
da się wytrzymać, wiadomo wakacje ale w nocy się śpi zwłaszcza o takiej porze
Mateusz Jankowski
Ciekawe kto przywozi skoro osoby nie mające w sobie preparatu są testowane
Pozdrowienia z Chanii
Pozdrawiam
Tyle co wróciliśmy miód i wino piliśmy
Dzisiaj odwiedzone Falassarna, Seitan Limana i stavros. Jednak dla mnie numerem jeden z odwiedzonych jest Kedrosasos. Balos na końcu stawki
jeszcze 2 tyg i też będę. już nie mogę się doczekać
Aleksandra Wojnarowska
super jeszcze trochę i tam będę
Każda ma coś w sobie
Tylko zdrowy rozsądek i rozwagą mogą pomóc w takich sytuacjach.
gość PiotrWie: Żeby wybrać się obecnie z Falasarny na Balos to rzeczywiście trzeba nie mieć wyobraźni - 5 - 6 godzin w pełnym słońcu na poziomie lub prawie na poziomie morza. Sami wybieramy się na ten szlak ale pójdziemy jak nam się uda w marcu, najpóźniej w pierwszym tygodniu kwietnia. Przy obecnej pogodzie jedyną wskazana trasa jest spod jednego klimatyzatora pod drugi pod warunkiem ze odległość nie przekracza 100m. (...)
gość PiotrWie: A prognozy pogody nie napawają optymizmem.
Fakt nie jest łatwo ☀️
Adam Wyspiański : Witam Wszystkich na Krecie i tych, którzy niebawem się wybierają. Ja wylatuję z Wrocławia z rodziną 6 sierpnia. Generowałem dzisiaj PLF i o dziwo zaraz otrzymałem maila z gotowym PLF-em. Otrzymałem kod rozpoczynający się od nr 7 i literę T. Wcześniej leciałem w czerwcu i miałem kod z nr 4 i literę V. (...)
gość Piotr: Od wczoraj już nie wieje. Temperatura sięga 39-43 stopni, ale dzięki morzu jest znośna. Woda jw morzu jest dość chłodna (pewnie w porównaniu z powietrzem) i pozwala cieszyć się słońcem.  Uprzedzam jednak,  że plaża jest piaszczysto-kamienista. Nie oczekujcie plaży z białym piaskiem z Karaibów czy nawet Elafonisi :)
Widzieliśmy jak 16 tego Lipca samica składała jaja na plaży Nea Chora - Chania. Publiczność nie przeszkadzała jej wcale w rytuale. Otoczone miejsce taśmą ...i będziemy tam za kilka dni sprawdzi jak się sprawy mają ...jak coś to damy znać ! Kareta - Kareta !
Samaria- wyprawa na tak!!! Ale... natura rządzi się swoimi prawami...
Pilnujemy i czuwamy nad naszymi sąsiadami https://www.facebook.com/2076339645914123/posts/2996274200587325/
gość PiotrWie: Bez przesady z tym niebezpieczeństwem cały czas - Samaria jest bardzo bezpieczna, jak nie dasz rady bądź zrobisz sobie jakąś krzywdę to najwyżej zwiozą na kucyku lub ośle, Samaria jest niebezpieczna w trzech przypadkach - ekstremalnego gorąca, pożaru lub ulewy - wtedy trzeba ewakuować na raz wielu ludzi. Choć jakiś czas temu przy skrajnej ulewie udało się ewakuować ludzi bez jakiś strat. (...)
Super, udało mi się go wczoraj zaliczyć, czyli "rzutem na taśmę"
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