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Knossos Palace

Knossos is the site of the most important and better-known palace of Minoan civilisation. According to tradition, it was the seat of the legendary king Minos  Knossos, the centre of Minoan civilisation and capital of Minoan Crete lay 5km south of Heraklion. Knossos flourished for approximately two thousand years. It had large palace buildings, extensive workshop installations and luxurious rock-cut cave and tholos tombs. As a major centre of trade and the economy, Knossos maintained ties with the...

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Vai Palm beach

  The Vai palm beach, which belongs to the Moni Toplou, is the touristic centre of East Crete, with thousands of visitors each year. Vai lies close to Palekastro, Sitia and the Dionysades islands. The palm beach of Vai (Greek: Βάι) is one of the largest attractions of the Mediterranean island of Crete. It features the largest natural palm forest in Europe, made up of Cretan date palm (Phoenix theophrasti). According to the commonest story, Arab pirates came here in their ships, ate the dates they...

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Spinalonga Island

How to go to Spinalonga? Spinalonga island is just taking approximately 50 min drive from Heraklion international airport (HER) and 2 hours 50 min from Chania Airport (CHQ) International Airport. You can collect the car directly at Chania airport or at Heraklion airport ( HER) so you can get on the road at once. Alternatively, if you are arriving by boat, a car rental in Souda Port or Heraklion Port can be brought to you when you disembark. Also, you can collect the car directly outside of your...