Although the landmarks in Crete are part of attractions in Greece, this large southern island has its own character, typical of the Mediterranean. This is especially felt in Mediterranean cuisine, small rocky beaches and crystal clear, but very salty seawater.
The climate is mild humid Mediterranean, with hot summers and mild winters.
The population of Crete is less than 600 000 inhabitants who live mainly in the cities of Heraklion, which is the capital of Crete, Chania cities, Perama, Rethymno and Lerapetra. Most popular tourist landmarks in Crete are historical palaces Gortis, Festos and Knossos, fortress in Rethymno, mountain gorge of Samaria and extremely interesting caves for joy over 3000.
Visit one of the most remarkable and interesting caves Sfendona. If you walk into the cave you will see a lot of stalactites and stalagmites that form interesting shapes resembling humans and animals. According to legend it was here drevnogradskite goddess Rhea gave birth to Zeus. Sfendona cave is located near Rethymno.
The second important city in Crete is city of Chania. It feels Venetian, as in the past Venice briefly rule the island.
Chania is located in the western part of the island and around it there are many landmarks in Crete, such as the Samaria Gorge, the only freshwater lake and unique to this part of the world beach with pink sand.
Chania offers peace and comfort, small narrow streets on both sides, which has low houses built in the Venetian style.
Other landmarks in Crete are its beautiful beaches - a favorite place for tourists seeking peace and quiet from the city. Water is pleasant for bathing almost all year, and the most popular beaches in Heraklion, Chania, Lasithi and Rethymno.
In coastal paths is quite comfortable restaurants and bars with delicious local specialties. The evenings are cool and discotheques are not very noisy. In bay Mirabella is located Spinalonga island, also interesting for visitors with unique atmosphere and the remains of an ancient Roman fortress. It can be reached only by boat from the coast of Crete.
Between the towns of Heraklion and Chania is the town of Rethymno, which is divided into old and new parts. The old part of Rethymno is at the center of the city and of its characteristic cobbled streets are decorated with flowers and greenery that impart a unique atmosphere. Wander aimlessly and calm in the city and forget about time that exists.
The largest variety of landmarks in Crete have in capital Heraklion. Here are gathered the most historic ruins of civilizations inhabited the island thousands of years ago. Visit Fortress Koules - a symbol of Heraklion, Morosini fountain and arhielogicheskiyat Museum.
In other words, if you want to thoroughly enjoy all the landmarks in Crete is best to rent a car because this enchanting place has a lot to show the inquisitive visitor.