Matala

Matala, which is now mainly a tourist resort with a beautiful beach, was a small fishing village until the middle of the 20th century. Still, its past is definitely more […]

Samariá Gorge

Lying south of Chania, the Samaria Gorge, the longest gorge in Europe, crossing the White Mountains (Lefka Ori) from the Omalos Plain to the Libyan Sea, in terms of landscape […]

Chania

Chania, located between the emerald waters of the Mediterranean Sea and the White Mountains (Lefka Ori), is one of the most beautiful and captivating cities of Crete. Once there was […]

Gortyn

Gortyn is located in the middle of the fertile Messara plain, a strategic area inhabited since the Neolithic period. The remains of a villa from the Minoan period were found […]

Knossos

The first traces of settlement on Crete date back to the Neolithic period (around 6700-3200 BC). The civilization called Minoan developed in the Bronze Age. It was discovered at the […]

Tylissos

Tylissos is one of the few Cretan settlements which have kept their pre-Hellenic names. It flourished from the Minoan times to the Venetian period. The continuous habitation resulted mainly from […]

Heraklion

The found traces of Neolithic settlements in the area of Heraklion are dated to the 7th millennium BC. Due to the closeness of the palace of Knossos, which in Minoan times […]