Travel Crete – Sightseeing – Crete Tours here are some of the top spots in Crete. For each one there are day tours available from most capital cities.
Knossos Palace only 5 kms from Heraklion is the site of the birth of civilisation in Europe, the beautiful Minoan palace of Knossos. As the most popular destination in Crete, the palace gets very crowded in summer (Central Crete).
West of Crete in the prefecture of Chania are some of the most beautiful natural sights of the island, here we highlight five of the best. (Western Crete).
Samaria Gorge is the most popular gorge walk on the island, 16 kms from north to south ending by the south seas. As this is a one way walk it is best to take an organised tour (Western Crete).
Gramvousa & Balos Lagoon a breath-taking boat tour in the north-western tip of Crete, this tour is available from Chania town as a day tour or one can take the boat for a half day trip from Kastelli-Kissamos (Western Crete).
Spinalonga as a day trip from Elounda or Agios Nikolaos, this island, with its intriquing history, is a favourite (Eastern Crete).
Lasithi Plateau with its stunning scenery and windmills, Dikti mountains, caves and high villages, the plateau is a real experience of Cretan mountain life (Eastern Crete).
Boat Trip to Chrissi Island - this is just a piece of paradise. One of the remotest beaches in Crete, beautiful white sand and crystal clear waters, silence, sun and sand... (South-Eastern Crete).
Sometimes...you just don't want to do all the driving yourself.
Sometimes...as in most of these tours, it is impossible to drive as there are boat and ferry trips involved.
Sometimes...you just want to relax on holiday and have an expert local tell you the history and stories.
Of course there are many more historical and natural sights to see on the island, see history pages for information about each Minoan palace and other sites of interest including Gortys, Arkadi and Olous...