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Crete | The Architecture Of Crete

Crete has a warm climate, and the island's architecture reflects that. You're going to see a lot of what looks like mediaeval architecture around, and that's exactly what it is. Most of the distinctive buildings went up in Crete under…

Crete | Sitia Archaeological Museum

Eastern Crete is the part of the island that was most highly developed under the ancient Minoan civilization. So it follows that some of the most fascinating relics can be found in Sitia Archaeological Museum. It's a small, functional…

Crete | Fragokastello Fortress

Frangokastello is a corruption of the Italian Franco Castello, or castle of the Franks. It's a well-preserved rectangular structure based on four corner towers and connecting curtain walls with battlements on top that presents a…

Crete | The Lychnostatis Museum

There are several places in Crete where youcan get a glimpse of what the island was like in pre-modern and pre-globalized days, andthe Lychnostatis Museum is one of them. It includes a slice-of-life panoramas of olive oil presses,…

Crete | Spinalonga Island

Spinalonga is a tiny island off the northeast coast of Crete that nobody visited until the mid-1950s because it was a leper colony. Then the colony was abolished, but there are plenty of its remains about, so you can spend a fascinating…

Crete | An Overview of Crete

Crete is by far Greece's biggest island, andone of the biggest in the Mediterranean.For sheer variety of scenery, history and experience,it's hard to beat.The Greeks themselves call Crete the Big Island, and it's quite…

Crete | City Hopping With Ktel Buses

Every large town in Crete, as every largetown in Greece, has a KTEL rural bus station from where the comfortable and fast greenand cream coaches fan out to other towns and almost every village.The KTEL buses, in fact, are one of…