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Historical Names of Crete
Crete in antiquity and mythology was known with various names that were given, either for the sake of the grounds, of its people, or for another cause. Aeria, Chthonia, Dolichos, Telchinia, Idaean, Makaria, Kouritis, Kaftor and Crete are few.
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Horse of Paleochora
At the end of the long beach or a Pahia Ammos, at the west side of Paleochora, there is the Horse of Paleochora. This is not an animal but a very large and impressive rock of conglomerate limestone that reminds of a horse head. With…
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The anthropomorphic rocks of Paranymfi
A very interesting geological attraction is the rocks that resemble giant anthropomorphic figures in the Asterousia range. These figures, like marble gods that were worshiped in antiquity, even today dominate a ridge north of the village Paranymfi.
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Almiros Wetland at Agios Nikolaos
The wetland of Almyros is very close to the town of Agios Nikolaos, making it a real paradise for the area. It is a marshy area of 48 acres that is permanently watered with brackish water from karst springs. The average annual flow rate is…
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Katalyki Lake
The small lake of Katalyki (Kato Alyki) is located next to the beach of Kokkinos Pyrgos, about 2 km west of Tymbaki. The wetland formerly constituted a united wetland with the Geropotamos delta, but the road construction, water decrease and land use for building Tymbaki…
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Fragokastelo Wetland
In winter the area turns to a very important wetland. The whole area of Vatalos is full of reeds and covers a distance of 2 kilometers with ponds full with amphibians and birds... In several places the water is kept throughout the year, but the…
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The Roman Naumachia of Ierapetra
One of the highlights of ancient Ierapetra was the Naumachia (naval battle), a maritime theater where bloody battles were performed by prisoners and slaves of the Roman Empire. This was the transfer of arenas to the marine environment. The Naumachia was inspired by Julius Caesar…
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Omalos Plateau Pond
On the southern side of the Omalos Plateau in the White Mountains and between the starting point of the Samaria Gorge and Seliniotikos Giros, a seasonal lake of about 0.8 hectares is formed, which is covered by snow in winter. More small lakes are formed…
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Chalavrianos Dam Lake
The dam of the Chalavrianos River is located in the rural area of Halavra in the district of Pano Archanes, south of Range Giouchtas, between the villages Houdetsi and Profitis Ilias. The Chalavrianos torrent, which feeds this artificial lake, is a tributary of the River…
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Folklore Museum of Pefki
The folk museum of Pefki is housed in the old Elementary School of the village. The collection consists of everyday objects of the Cretan past, donated by locals.
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Vouves OIive Museum
The Olive Museum at Vouves is located near the Monumental Olive Tree of Vouves, with which it forms a harmonious whole.
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Folklore Museum of Odigitria Monastery
A little south of the village Listaros, on the road to Kali Limenes and Agiofarago we meet the historic monastery of Panagia Odigitria. The Odigitria Monastery apart from the Minoan antiquities, the Byzantine treasures and the Tower of Xopateras hosts also a wonderful folk museum.
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Folklore Museum of Agia Marina - Cretan Rural House
The Folklore Museum of Agia Marina - The Cretan rural house, is a non-profit project-exhibition supported by volunteers. We opened doors in 2014 and we receive many visitors and schools as guests year round. Also, we organise traditional feasts and run workshops on traditional olive…
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Folklore Museum of Neapolis
The Folklore and Historical Museum of Neapolis is housed since 2016 in the building of the First Gymnasium of Neapolis and is managed by the Cultural Folklore Society of Ano Mirabello. Its exhibition is composed of relics of the cultural tradition from the province of…
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Historical and Folklore Museum Kritsotopoula
The Historical and Folklore museum of Kritsotopoula's house is located in the village of Kritsa, at Mirabelo, in the original house of Rodanthi (Kritsotopoula), reviving her amazing story. The folklore exhibition includes objects from the everyday life.
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Greek Mythology Thematic Park at Psychro
The Greek Mythology Thematic Park is located in Psychro, province Lassithi, at the point where the visitors of the Diktaean Cave start ascending. The venue hosts more than 50 impressive exhibits - sculptures of modern aesthetics in 3000 square meters, which focus on Greek Mythology.
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Kotsanas Museum of Ancient Greek Technology
The Kotsanas Museum of Ancient Greek Technology studies, highlights and presents to the Greek and foreign visitors the technology of ancient Greeks, an extremely important but relatively unknown aspect of the ancient Greek culture. In a Venetian building, the Palazzo d’ Ittar in the center…
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Museum of Burial History
The History of Burial is a very special venue in Heraklion city. It is housed in the two-storey ossuary of the old cemetery of Saints Constantine and Helen in Heraklion, which was built in 1890.
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Museum of Asia Minor
The Museum - Research and Study Center of the Asia Minor Culture in Chania was inaugurated in 2019 by the Association of Asia Minor of Chania "Agios Polykarpos" in memory of Anna Nikolidaki, in a building granted by the monastery of Agia Triada Tzagarolon.
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Lazaretta islet
The main beach of Nea Chora is very well organized, with several amenities nearby. It is a nice sandy beach, with rocks in some places. Nea Chora is ideal for those that do not want to leave the city centre.
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