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Important archaeological sites, historical monuments and museums in Rethymno

Important archaeological sites, historical monuments and museums in Rethymno

Eleftherna

One of the most important archaeological sites in Crete is located 24km away from Rethymno city, near Eleftherna village and Ancient Eleftherna. Excavations started in late 1920’s by the British expedition and are still conducted by the British expedition and are still conducted by the University of Crete.

Important archaeological sites, historical monuments and museums in Chania

Important archaeological sites, historical monuments and museums in Chania

Firkas fortress

The Firkas fortress is a Venetian fortress built in the 16th century in order to protect Chania city and harbour.The Union of Crete with Greece in 1913 was officially announced by the prominent Cretan politician and prime minister at that time Eleftherios Venizelos in this fortress. The Maritime Museum of Crete and a small theater are today housed in the fortress.

Important archaeological sites, historical monuments and museums in Heraklion

Important archaeological sites, historical monuments and museums in Heraklion 

Knossos

Knossos is the most famous archaeological site in Crete. It is located southeast from Heraklion city. The palace of Knossos used to be the most powerful palace of the Minoan civilization and the residence of King Minos as well.It covers 22,000m2 and consists of many different rooms and buildings.

Important archaeological sites, historical monuments and museums in Lassithi

Important archaeological sites, historical monuments and museums in Lassithi

Zakros palace

Zakros is a Minoan palace which used to act as the Minoan gateway to the East.It was a commercial, administrative and religious center located on an advantageous point in a safe bay. A ravine known as the "Ravine of the Dead" runs through both the upper and lower parts of the ancient site, named after the numerous burials that have been found in

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