Locations that will amaze you

   

Archaeological Museum is being operating at the center of town and archaeological sites are located in the wider area.

 

The Archaeological Museum of Kissamos is being housed in the venetian-turkish monument of the town, known as 'Government House'. Its exhibits provide a diachronic overview of the history of the district from prehistory to late antiquity, ie. the early Christian era.

 

Knossos and equally the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion are 170km far off

 

The Palace of Knossos is the largest one of the Minoan centers of power. This is a building complex covering an area of 22,000sqm. Erected on a largely artificial hill was the most impressive of the Minoan palaces. It was the administrative center of Minoan Knossos.

The Archaeological Museum of Heraklion is among the largest and most notable museums in Greece and one of the most important in Europe. Its own exhibits include representative samples from all periods of Cretan prehistory and history, covering about 5,500 years from the Neolithic period to Roman times. The unique masterpieces of Minoan art occupy dominant position in the collections and the museum is fairly considered the major museum of Minoan civilization.

 

The historic island Gramvousa and the unique lagoon of Balos may be visited by road or by sea with daily connection.

 

The islands of Imeri and Agria Gramvousa are situated at the tip of the homonymous northwest peninsula of Crete. In Imeri Gramvousa are found the ruins of a Venetian castle (1579).

 

The lagoon Balos is located in the Cape Gramvousa, near Kissamos. The beach at the lagoon has beautiful, white sand and a myriad of broken and whole shells with shallow, very warm waters, especially in summer. However, the beach outside the lagoon is even better, where you may enjoy swimming in deep transparent, clear waters. In Balos you can go either by boat from Kissamos or by 4x4 car and motorcycle, as the approximately 10 kilometers of difficult dirt road, do not allow easy access to conventional vehicles. Nevertheless, you have to walk as you should leave your car 15 minutes before the beach and following the path to reach the beach on foot.

 

The pink, sandy beach of Elafonisos, southward, at 48km and picturesque Paleochora at 45km

 

Elafonissos is a fairly secluded, idyllic location in southern Crete. The beach has an incredible pink color and it is really worth visiting. The islet near the shore gives the impression of cape and as the waters are shallow you may reach it on foot.

Paleochora with its unique beaches and picturesque narrow streets is located in the southwestern tip of the island and is being connected with regular service to the beautiful island of Gavdos, the southernmost tip of Europe.

 

The famous beach of Falassarna at 15km.

The beach at Falassarna has been awarded as the most beautiful beach of Crete and is always included within the 10 preeminent beaches in Europe, offering superb, white sand and warm crystal clear waters. Moreover, the visitor will enjoy a truly magical sunset.

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