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Gramvousa - Balos

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Category: around Crete
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Gramvousa is located at western edge of Crete about 220km from Hersonissos. This is one of the most beautiful beach in Crete and its good destination that you will not regret visiting.

There are 2 small islands, one of them used to be inhabited by pirates. There are the remains of a Venetian castle above the natural forming harbor. Gramvousa played a serious role in the Cretan revolution against the turks. The way the beach is formed there cannot be translated into words, if you want to know how it looks like you must see the photos or video.

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Matala

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Matala is located 100km from Hersonissos in south Crete. It is a very famous destination for tourists from around the world, mostly because hippies used to travel there and live in the caves in 1960s. Matala is a small touristic village with tavernas, cafes and a nice beach where the caves are located on the side of the beach.

For the history, those caves were created in Neolithic era, (about 10.000 BC - 4.000 BC) and are a part of the history of our island. They are not just some "hippie caves".

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Museums in Crete

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1)Heraklion Archaeological Museum (Heraklion)


One of the most important museums in Greece and a must see in Crete. This museum has the biggest collection of Minoan art from Knossos and other Minoan cities, gold accessories, statues, weapons, pottery, famous findings like "Phaistos Disk" and many more. Visit their site for more information Archaeological Museum. You can see some of the museum findings in this youtube video here. Near by you will also find the Historical museum.

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Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos

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This is not the Aquaworld Aquarium. This is another much much bigger aquarium that is near Hersonissos and you can go there by car, motorbike, bus or a taxi. In this aquarium you will have a great experience as you walk the dark hallways that form a very big cyrcle and guide you between sharks and other friendly creatures! This is your chance for a unique experience of the Mediterranean sea world. Come face to face with hundreds of species and thousands of living organisms. Cretaquarium is part of the Thalassocosmos complex, the largest research, technology and entertainment center in the Mediterranean.

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Spinalonga cruise

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Spinalonga is a small island located very near the city of Agios Nikolaos. It was the home for lepers until 1957 and now a traditional touristic attraction for thousands every year. You take a nice cruise with a boat that travels along the Cretan coast, besides seeing Spinalonga you will fish, swim and enjoy a wonderful day spent in the sea. They sell tickets all around Hersonissos but if you go at the port there are several kiosks selling various cruises and you will find it there.

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