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Palace of Knossos

Palace Of Knossos

Crete Island, GreeceKnossos is the largest archaeological site in Crete, dating from the Bronze Age. It was political and religious center of the Minoan culture. Palace of Knossos was discovered by Sir Arthur Evans in 1894. Accompanied by Dr. Duncan Mackenzie, who was distinguished by excavations on the island of Melos, and Mr. Fyfe, Evans used a large team that was responsible for the excavation in June 1900, has exposed much of the ancient palace.

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CretAquarium

Cretaquarium

Crete Island, GreeceCreated and maintained by John McLaren and his team is impressive aquarium on Hersonisos open to the public since 1995. Was created by a collector who loved animals aquariums, so I decided to make a place to host them.

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Arkadi Monastery

Arkadi Monastery

Crete Island, GreeceArkadi Monastery is one of the most famous and beloved Orthodox monasteries in Crete, Greece, being located only 23 kilometers south-east of Rethymnon town.

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Phaestos Palace

Phaestos Palace

Crete Island, GreecePhaestos Palace is located 60 kilometers southwest of the city of Heraklio. Formerly one of the most important cities on the island was ruled by King Radamanthys according to legend, Minos's brother and son of Zeus.

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History Museum of Crete

History Museum Of Crete

Crete Island, GreeceThis museum is located in the city of Heraklion and is housed in a three-story neoclassical building which was declared as a historic building and a piece of art is protected by a preservation order.

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Knossos

Knossos

Crete Island, GreeceKnossos is an archaeological site located 5 km southeast of Heraklion, the capital of the island of Crete, which houses the ruins of an important settlement and a Minoan palace, discovered and restored between 1900-1931 by English archaeologist Sir Arthur Evans. The reconstruction works were based on old palace images found on local Minoan frescoes.

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Lake Kournas

Lake Kournas

Crete Island, GreeceLake Kournas is a lake on the island of Crete, Greece, near the village of Kournas. It is located in the municipality of Apokoronas in the regional unit of Chania, close to the border with the regional unit of Rethymno, 47 km from the city of Chania.

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Psychro Cave

Psychro Cave

Crete Island, GreecePsychro Cave is an ancient Minoan sacred cave in the Lasithi plateau in the Lasithi district of eastern Crete. Psychro is associated with the Diktaean Cave, one of the putative places of Zeus's birth.

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Heraklion Archaeological Museum

Heraklion Archaeological Museum

Crete Island, GreeceThe Heraklion Archaeological Museum is a museum located in Heraklion on Crete. It is one of the largest museums in Greece and the best in the world for Minoan art, as it contains the most remarkable and complete collection of artifacts of Minoan civilization in Crete.

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Samaria keys

Samaria Keys

Crete Island, GreeceIn the southwest of the island of Crete, Greece, are the Samaria Keys, true high stone walls enclosing a hole between them, formerly hiding the evildoers.

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