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   A nice holiday visit the capital of Crete Heraklion  

 

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Heraklion is the department of Rethymnon next to the eponymous capital of Crete. The capital has about 200,000 inhabitants and is the point of arrival for most travelers. In Heraklion you will find the two main attractions of Crete, an archaeological museum (Mon 12.00-18.00 hours Tue-Sun 8.00-18.00 hours) with unique relics of the Minoan culture and the palace of Knossos. Visit the archaeological museum preferably in the afternoon it is not so busy and take between a break in the museum garden (ticket store). Other attractions in the city Dedalou (a street with tavernas and shops), the Venizelos Square with the Venetian lion fountain, historical museum with objects from the post-classical eras of Crete (Mon-Sat 9.30-13.00 and 15.00-17.00 hours hours), the market street, the Venetian fortress and the port icon museum in the beautiful Catherine Square.

 

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Visit Hersonissos,

 

hersonissos (4050 inhabitants) 
A very lively resort. It is the most popular seaside resort on Crete with lots of entertainment possibilities. The Boulevard has many cheap restaurants, disco bars and terraces. The beaches are often small and narrow. Many visited beaches are: Hersonissos beach and the beaches at Star Beach. Further inland Aqua Splash water park with slides and pools. Daily boat trips you can make from the port to the island of Dia.

 

Apartment overlooking the bay of hersonissos,

 

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CarRental rentals businesses companies Hersonissos Crete greece,Tip

 

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Cheap carhire,

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The location hersonissos is one hundred meters before the Spar supermarket towards heraklion

Their website is listed bottom of the page, in helpful Links.

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Malia next to Hersonissos, has 2700 inhabitants,

 

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A lively resort mainly oriented to English. In recent years, however, discover more and more Dutch tourists to this resort only 6 km from Hersonissos. The center has more than 100 shops, many restaurants, disco bars and terraces. On the east side of Malia are archaeological excavations, Minoan palace, you can visit daily from 8.30-15.00 hours at a small fee.

 

Below the palace of Malia with large urn,

 

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Malia also has many nice family apartments, but the beautiful apartments Sun Village Malia complex, therefor (sunweb village), just outside the center of Malia, and only 2 minutes walk to the beautiful wide sandy beach of Malia truss is the crown, all rooms are spacious and nice furnished and equipped with air conditioning and TV with a nice large balcony, it is a 4 star apartment, and sensation, with your own laptop to take to the Internet, such as the bar or in your room as a mail to family or acquaintances or friends so fun, so if your laptop is equipped with WiFi you have the Internet, there is a beautiful large swimming pool with a depth of two meters, with over loungers so, plus a large terrace with bar . 
The administrator, Maria, Jiannis husband, and daughter Marina, and, (Pretty,  small dog) are very friendly and helpful people who also speak good English, and a little dutch, below the picture of the Sun village Malia complex.

 

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Malia has the most beautiful sandy beaches of Crete including Malia beach, recognizable to a small island off the coast with a white chapel and beach on the east side.
The center has about 75 restaurants, 2 discotheques and 5 disco bars, 50 bars including 1 dutch and opportunities to make money pins, and auto parking.

 

Visit Knossos,

 

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Knossos, the capital of Minoan Crete, is available at five kilometers south of Heraklion. Ten centuries Knossos museum was the first and largest city in Greece and throughout Europe. Now there are the magnificent remains of the great palace of King Minos, the villas, the theater, large jars and graves. At this point the man lived for the first time about 6000 years BC. organized. The opgraver Evans performed reconstructions give visitors an insight into the structure of some Minoan palaces complex. Crete is the gateway to the very old civilization of the Middle East came in Europe. This civilization reached a peak under King Minos. Crete in the Minoan an enormous flowering known, the height of a bloom would have been between 3000 and 1000 BC.

 

Walk Samaria gap,

 

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In the department of Chania is also the famous Samaria Gorge. Through a forest path you descend 1225 meters into the gap. In some places only 4meter wide, with rock walls with a height of 600 meters. The walk is + / - 16 km and takes about 6 hours. The final station is Agia Roumeli. The Samaria Gorge is the narrowest in the world. The gap is to run from mid-May and September. In addition to the famous gorge you can walk the Imbros Gorge. This gap is more passable than the Samaria Gorge and begins east of the Samaria Gorge near the village of Imbros in the department of Rethymnon. The walk is shorter and takes about 3 hours. The narrowest part is only 4 meters with walls of rock about 30 meters high. The gap is to run from March to October

 

Very nice hike with a beautiful panoramic view, recommended

 

Panorama view Plaka

 

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The mountain walk,

 

If you Plaka village in a northerly direction walk you just before the first hairpin bend, an unpaved road to the right, which you must take. Further on the road splits in three, we take the left road soaring. After 20 min strong climb to reach the top asphalt. Now go right and you follow a while, the road to the village Vrouhas leads. Just for a windmill ga your right asphalt road and follow you all the time in a northerly direction. You pass a small church and still hold a fork right (always walk in a northerly direction). You walk through a wind farm in the distance you'll no doubt the small chapel of Agios Ioannis have seen. After a rest break at the church, you walk back in a southerly direction. Links drops a small, broad path in the direction of the coast. This take you. You will now return to Plaka all the time with a fantastic view over the beautiful Mirabello Gulf and the island of Spinalonga. You come back from the junction where we just left the upward path taken. So turn left and you're back to square one.

 

Panoramic view of the Mirabello Gulf in the east of Crete.  Tip

 

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This panorama café restaurant should certainly go and visit the view is incredible, the discoloration in the water near the surf line is caused by hot springs.
The town of Agios Nikolaos and the wind farm plaka is visible in the background, right pseira the island.
The menus of the cafe restaurant words with care prepared and not expensive.
When you ordering from a menu does, you can visit the kitchen for your food, nice huh.
It is accessible from Agios Nikolaos direction sitia, just before Lastros you see the sign on the right of the road labeled Panorama Cafe Restaurant, see the country map.

When Pseira island (see photo above) are remains of a Minoan ship (1800-1675 BC.) Loaded with amphorae of wine and olive oil, surfaced. The vonsten they are on display at the Archaeological Museum of Sitia eastern Crete. It concerns the discovery and excavation of Elpida Hadjidaki archaeologist.

The story of an engine driver,

 

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At the end of August 2007 we visited Crete for a short travel holiday.. 
To make this Greek island routes from the engine to visit is the easiest to make a plane to fly to Crete and on the spot to rent a motor. With the engine can reach the island after a journey of about 2800 km and at least 2 crossing with a ferry. 
Crete and the rest of Greece are not known for its traffic Security. The same traffic rules as the rest of Europe, but nobody here really seems to hold. Good asphalt or paved roads are not obvious. The road surface is worn in many places and is full of holes. When rain turns the ground into a slide. With the high temperatures is not comfortable driving in a safe driving suit. Take your love for all this, it is there, especially with an enduro or an all-road motorcycle, beautiful drive, especially with sun glasses on. 
In this report we hope a good impression of the island and useful information for motorcyclists to give.

 

Visit Chania,

 

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Chania, the beautiful capital of Western Crete. Chania is a nice city, but also a traffic hub and market center. 
We found a parking place in a narrow street near the sea Kretische. 
The most enjoyable aspect is the old port. The port is surrounded by houses and Venetian arsenals (pack houses). The color rich fishing boats move there lustig away. On the boulevard are many cafes and restaurants. The waiters prices for their meals. One of them is that we come from the Netherlands and begins to tell his brother in the Netherlands in Limburg a Greek restaurant.

 

 

Continue west Crete,

 

From Chaniá city, the coast road as saying of the places Chrysi Akti, Kalamáki and Agia Marina via Kolymbári order finally to arrive at the port instead Kastelli Kissamou by the Cretans simple Kastelli said. From here leave several ferry boats to various Greek islands. Kíssamos was in Roman times has a city and then the port instead of the ancient city Polirrinía. Until this day in Kíssamos on gravingen done. From the port can be in a boat to take Gramvóusa. This is almost an island with the same point on the island and the island of Agria Gramvóusa. The silver island and the coast-lying islands, after not enough residents. On the southernmost island Gramvóusa is a large, and in the past proved impregnable, fort that the Venetians have built to pirates, who had their base of the island road to take. 
7 km land inward, the ruins of the old city Polirrinía, once the main city of Crete. The second port of Polirrinía was Falássarna, in ancient times an important commercial shipping and naval center. There are still many remnants of the old city from the 5th and 4th centuries BC. to see. There is one other stone throne to see, which nobody knows the origin and age. Also known Falássarna road as the beautiful sandy beaches Balos Tigani. They say one of the most beautiful of all Crete. 

 

Below a photo from the beaches of Falassarna hotpan of Tigani Balos

 

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The small bays with beautiful clear blue sea water stretching along the entire coast. 
The country lies within the mountains of Topólia starting with the same namige village, it is a beautiful natural area of some 1500 meters long. The mountain walls of the gap in some places reached a height of 300 meters and are well vegetated.

 

Holidays work on Crete, the report of a holiday worker,

 

Many students go in the summer months a good few months working in Crete and especially in tourist places such as Hersonissos and Malia. It all seems very nice and it is real, but you must suffer for love take. The easiest way to find work in Crete is just off the bars and clubs and ask if they still need someone. This is often the case, but expect no great job as a waiter. The waiters or Greek or works throughout tourist season. If there is work for you, you can generally annoying chores like wash refurbishing. Stay focus, good looking and let people know that you want to work. Then you will find the best job!

 

The island of Santorini, you must agree to visit, recommended!

 

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Santorini is the southernmost and most famous island of the Cyclades in the Aegean sea. From Crete are many boat trips offered to Santorini. Therefore we spend on this website a little attention to this island. 
The name Santorini is from St. Irene (Irini Sant). Santorini consists of one large island and several smaller islands. The group of islands created by volcanic activity. The result is a large island. Due to a large volcanic eruption many parts of the island have been swept away, there are several small islands remaining. Besides the main island of Thira that Thirasia, Aspronisi, Palea Kameni and Nea Kameni. In all the islands have an area of approximately 73 square kilometers. The great eruption, 1628 years before the beginning of our era, caused an over 100 meter high tidal wave, leaving a large part of the Minoan culture on Crete was destroyed.

Santorini is inhabited by a total of approximately 13,670 people. Most of them live on the island of Thira. This name comes from the Doriërs where one Thira to power. In Thira, you will find the capital of the island: Fira. This town is top of the steep rocks and consists of a large number of white houses with blue roofs round, from the lava are carved. For the blue and white was chosen as a conflikt They then banned the use of the Greek flag and decided the people's house in the colors of the flag painting.

 

Useful tips about accommodation on Crete,

 

On Crete you really think all types of accommodations from simple houses, apartments to super luxury hotels and private villas, in varying price and very many different locations, from very quiet to very loud especially in the nightlife. 
A great advantage over countries and regions in tourism development, the likelihood that you affected by building work is very small. A quiet hotel will often really quiet.

 

Where do you look like when you book an accommodation in Crete,

 

As a 5 star holidays hotel in Crete is really a 5 star hotel in terms of service and quality. 
A very quiet and rural accommodation almost in the middle of nowhere is, read the information carefully and try to determine how the situation really is, before you know you can not without the hotel taxi or rental car. 
A lively complex?, Probably visited by many young people, sometimes not too closely with the fats oens standards. 
All inclusive for people all inclusive hotels are used for example in the Caribbean, the Crete against falls, tropical destinations, the cost prices are often so low that the all inclusive package that is offered is also very complete, at Crete see rather large differences in the all inclusive offer, some hotels are very complete, but it can also happen that the next 3 meals only wine, beer and soft drinks with meals included and nice activities. 
Some (hotels, apartments) have too little or too much gloor in the pools added, let it in connection with nasty diseases.

 

 

 

 

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