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Crete Palace of Knossos

Crete, the island of King Minos, one of the three sons of Europe, between Ratamanthi and Sarpidona. The largest island of Greece with 1,000 km of coastline and a population of 623,065 inhabitants, has the capital of picturesque Heraklion. The habitation of the island dates back to the 7th century BC. century. Its great growth from 3,000-1,900 BC, is due to the Minoan civilization, one of the first European cultures. A civilization that was destroyed, allegedly, after the eruption of the Thira volcano, around 1,450 BC. Many conquerors crossed the island between the Romans, the Arabs, the Venetians and the Turks. Crete, united since 1905 AD with the mainland Greece, is the cornerstone of the country.

Mythical Routes

Myth and story are written by people with wisdom and talent. Famous Cretans left behind their rare work, a brilliant resource for future generations. The painter, sculptor and architect Dominicos Theotokopoulos or El Greco of the Spanish Renaissance. Vichsenos Kornaros with the narrative poem "Erotokritos". Zorbas' of N. Kazantzakis and his inconceivable writing work became synonymous with the Greek soul. Politician Eleftherios Venizelos, "Greece of the 5 Seas and the 2 Continents", marked the country's recent history in the 20th century. The poet of the 1979 Nobel Literature, Odysseus Elytis with Axion Esti, keeps the human need for freedom and peace alive. And somewhere there, the other Great and beloved Mikis Theodorakis will give a voice to the poetry of poetry, with Axion Esti being sung all over the world and the music of the film "Alexis Zorbas" dancing as a dance brand name of the anonymous Greek . Follow the traces of Heraklion, Chania, Rethymno, Agios Nikolaos, Sitia, Ierapetra, Sfakia, in large and small towns of the island, composing, with the sounds of the Cretan lyre and the escort of the Cretan mantinada, all the beauty and greatness of a of rare Cretan culture.

Deodorant Perfumes

Anyone who comes to the island is enchanted by the lush landscape with rare endemic plants, rare varieties of vineyards, orange groves, scented olive oil, famous cheeses and, of course, its famous raki and tsikoudia. The hospitable inhabitants of the island will gladly offer you a raki cup, a 'dako' or a cool watermelon cut from their garden.

Balos Lagoon

High on the northwest side of the island on Cape Gramvousa, forget that you are in the Mediterranean. The Caribbean is transported and presented before your eyes as you face the Balos lagoon. The heavenly landscape with countless pink sand beams is illuminated by the turquoise waters of a crystal clear sea.

Heraklion

Port Authority
Port Authority of Heraklion
  • 2810 244912
  • Phone:
    +30-6987 40 44 87

  • 1 Nikis L. Avenue,
    54624 Thessaloniki Greece

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