Samaria Gorge National Park

Samaria Gorge is the biggest and most beautiful National Park in Crete.

The Gorge is also a perfect place for hiking with a trail that can get very narrow at parts. Samaria Gorge is the second most visited tourist attraction on Crete Island.

Chrissi Island

Chrissi is a tiny island in the Ierapetra area of Crete that is uninhabited.

People may not live there but a lot of people definitely go there. It has very beautiful beaches making it a favourite of both tourists and locals.

Palace of Knossos

Knossos can be found in Heraklion and although only ruins of it remain today, it was once the most amazing and important palace of Crete Island.

Sacred Monastery of Arkadi

Surviving through the passage of time, the Sacred Monastery of Arkadi in Rethymno is up to this day accepting visitors and has been very well preserved.

It’s the most beautiful monastery in Crete Island.

Melidoni Cave

Melidoni Cave can be found in Rethymno and is known for its incredible large stalactites and how beautiful it looks when it’s all lit up.

A small chapel is built in the entrance & the victims are commemorated every year.

Falasarna Beach

Falasarna is one of those beaches in Chania which is loved by all but not everyone knows about it so it remains a semi-hidden gem!

Lassithi Plateau

The Lassithi area is gorgeous thanks to its plateau filled with whitewashed windmills and thanks to the beautiful beach nearby which is one of the best in Crete.

There are many small Cretan villages which maintain their traditional character.


Spinalonga is both a naturally beautiful small island near Elounda and a historically place due to the fact it was once used as a leper colony long ago.

Spinalonga is an arid and barren rocky islet with an area of 8.5 hectares lying at the mouth of the natural port of Elounda.

Elafonissi Beach

Elafonissi Beach as one can tell is in Elafonissi and is known for its very pink sand which makes the whole beach really beautiful.

Balos Lagoon

Balos is a small island peninsula in Kissamos. Pick sand connects the small island with Crete and the water that pass inbetween is very shallow and clear.

Despite the crowds, it still feels like you have reached the end of the world. The landscape combines the raw power of hard rock.