& Things to Do Around
What to Do & Visit
Knossos is the largest Bronze Age archaeological site on Crete and has been called Europe’s oldest city. Settled as early as the Neolithic period, the name Knossos survives from ancient Greek references to the major city of Crete.
Archaeological Museum Heraklion
The Heraklion Archaeological Museum is one of the greatest museums in Greece and the best in the world for Minoan art; it contains the most notable and complete collection of artefacts of the Minoan civilization of Crete.
Potamos beach is an organized beach – with sunbeds & umbrellas – located next to the main beach of Malia. It is long, sandy with crystal clear waters.
Palace of Malia
The Malia Palace is the third-largest Minoan palace in Crete, dating from circa 1650 BCE. It was destroyed by an earthquake during the Late Bronze Age and was later rebuilt.
The island of Spinalonga is located in the Gulf of Elounda in north-eastern Crete, next to the town of Plaka. It has has its roots in the period of Venetian occupation, but is mostly known as the Leper Island beacuse that is where lepers from Crete and the rest of Greece were quarantined until 1957.
Cretaquarium (or Thalassocosmos) is a public aquarium that offers its visitors the unique chance to plunge into the great marine world of the Mediterranean. It has been recently renovated with the addition of new tanks, species, educational programmes & innovative services.