Lonely Planet Crete (Travel Guide)

Lonely Planet: The world’s leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet Crete is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Rub shoulders with the Minoan ghosts, enrich your understanding of Knossos, or discover a charming boutique hotel in the winding streets of Hania Old Town; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Crete and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet Crete Travel Guide: *Colour maps and images throughout *Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests *Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots *Essential info at your fingertips – hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices *Honest reviews for all budgets – eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss *Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience – including customs, history, art, literature, cinema, music, dance, politics, wildlife, and cuisine *Over 29 maps *Covers Hania, Iraklio, Rethymno, Lasithi, Knossos, Vai, Elounda, Agia Nikolaos, Agia Marina, Hersonisos, Platanias, Vamos, Almyrida, Ierapetra, and more The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Crete, our most comprehensive guide to Crete, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled * Looking for more coverage? Check out Lonely Planet Greek Islands guide or Greece guide for a comprehensive look at all the region has to offer, or Lonely Planet Discover Greece, a photo-rich guide to the country’s most popular attractions. Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet. About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world’s leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Plane
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Rescue Puppy 'Ali'

Puppy found on street in front of the house! And once again a puppy was found in front of my house on the street, probably dumped. Ali (boy) is about 10 weeks old in the middle of October, weighs currently 3 kg (6.5 lb) and will weigh at least around 10 kg (22 lb). He is very playful and adorable and is just being raised to the ‘house dog’, including house cleanliness. Ali has a pet passport and all necessary vaccinations until the end of October and can then leave for a loving family abroad. Ali with, foster mother ‘DuDi … learn more



Rethymno, the capital of the prefecture with the same name. History of Rethymno: Rethymno is constructed on the western side of a yellow-colored sandy beach, which is over 7 miles long and the biggest in Crete. The city is constructed over the remains of historical Rethimna as was verified from the excavations which had been done in 1974 locally of Mastabas the place that the cemetery of the early city was disco­vered, together with discoveries from the Minoan time and coins which revealed that it had been an independent community. Inscriptions had been in addition discovered from the 4th, 3rd … learn more


Palace of Zakros

Palace of Zakros and Dead’s Gorge In the area of ​​Pano and Kato Zakros (‘upper’ and ‘lower’ Zakros), there were in the Protopalatial from 1900-1700 BC. a wide, large settlement, which is characterized by the tombs, which were found on the surrounding heights. Spratt was the first archaeologist who visited the area and mentioned Zakros in 1872. In 1901 the English archaeologist Hogarth dug on the side of the hill east of the location of the palace and discovered a settlement with buildings. In 1961, finally, Professor N. Platon began excavations on the eastern side of Agios Antonios and discovered … learn more


Panoramic view of Elounda

Elounda, Crete information, story, pictures and video. Elounda is situated on the north-eastern coast of Crete, and nestles between the high rugged mountains and the clear blue sea close to the city of Agios Nikolaous. From Aghios Nikolaous you head north toward the village on the coast road and after 6 km you reach the highest point of your excursion where you have an incredible, panoramic view of Elounda and the Gulf of Merabel­lou. Before you is the site Trachili, a green landscape where the roofs of the bungalows look like daisies in a blooming meadow. To the back is … learn more