Chania is Crete’s most evocative city, with its pretty Venetian quarter, criss-crossed by narrow lanes, culminating at a magnificent harbour. Remnants of Venetian and Turkish architecture abound, with old townhouses now restored, transformed into atmospheric restaurants and boutique hotels. Although all this beauty means the old town is deluged with tourists in summer, it’s still a great place to unwind. But be sure to budget enough time to join the sunset promenade around the harbour, and soak it all in.
The Fortezza (fortress) sits atop its magical old town like a crown. It’s like travelling back in time, to the period of the Venetians. You’ll climb to the fortress and hear the echoes of the sea. You’ll walk along the Venetian port with its old lighthouse and get lost in the maze of walkways, admiring the ornate doorways and the Venetian crests that decorate them. You’ll visit the mosques and their minarets and hop among the dozens of shops, restaurants and cafes. Rethymno will welcome you with its hospitality, high standards of service and Cretan cuisine.
Located between the prefectures of Rethymno and Lassithi, on the eastern side of Crete, Heraklion is the most popular region of the island. It hosts many busy places with intense nightlife, including Malia, Hersonissos, Ammoudara and Agia Pelagia, but also many peaceful family places, particularly on the southern side. As Heraklion Greece was the main field where the Minoan civilization flourished, you should not miss a visit to the Minoan Palaces of Knossos and Phaestos. A drive around Heraklion in Crete will also bring you to traditional villages, Medieval castles, Byzantine monasteries and nice beach places to relax.
Different to all other towns in Crete, Agios Nikolaos manages to mix – upon the three hills which support its girth – an arty, leisurely, sleepy and yet also bustling place.A feature of ‘Aghios’,is the Vouliagmeni Lake, where according to old myth Aphrodite and Athena were wont to come and bathe. Beautiful Neo-Classical buildings were put up round and about the small harbour, and also up the steep streets of the town.
Worldwide famous amongst emblematic and cosmopolitan holidays destination, Mykonos Island represents the most the idea travelers get while looking at postcards and dreamy images of Greek Islands. A place with archeological, natural, recreational and traditional facets, Mykonos Greece constitutes a thrilling destination marrying jet set venues with nature’s rich heritage and eternal Cycladic beauty.
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Nature, culture and the aura of the Aegean formed a cluster of islands which themselves have the capacity to be a hallmark of what we say Alternate luxury because of they truly unique. The name of it, Santorini. A mythical ancient island that endured one of the largest volcanic eruptions in history, Santorini feels like no other place on earth. Here, everything is brighter: the whitewashed cube-shaped houses, the lapis lazuli sea, and the sunsets that light up the caldera. Welcome to Santorini!
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