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Crete – A Captivating Greek Island with Centuries Old Attractions

Crete is a wonderful island in Greece which will surely win your heart with its natural wonders, including snow-capped mountains, beautiful beaches, lush valleys, scenic gorges, shimmering lagoons and lakes. This tropical island also boasts many historic landmarks, including ancient churches, Venetian-era buildings and monasteries. There is so much to discover here; you can hike Mt. Ida - Crete’s highest mountain, head to Rethymno city to sample some tasty locally-made wines and visit the Diktean Cave to admire stunning stalactites and stalagmites. There are lots of fascinating cultural venues in Crete that are worth exploring. The Archaeological Museum of Chania is a significant attraction, showcasing an impressive collection of artifacts, mosaics and statues dating back to Neolithic and Roman times. Another site worth visiting is the Natural History Museum in Heraklion which is home to various life-sized skeletons and specimens of mammals, reptiles and amphibians. You can also visit the Historical and Folk Art Museum of Rethymnon which features lots of traditional costumes, ceramic vessels and handicrafts. Brightsun Travel offers luxury holidays to Crete, allowing you to come and witness the island’s rich Greek history and cultures.

Crete is home to plenty of incredible sightseeing attractions. The most distinguished among them is the stunning 17th century Agia Triada Monastery which has an impressive façade, Doric-style columns and Byzantine architectural styles. Another must-see attraction in Crete is the Panagia Kera Church which features various 14th and 15th century frescoes. You can also visit the Ierapetras Mosque to admire carved quotes of Quran verses and head to the Knossos, the largest Bronze Age archaeological site on the island which features stunning palace ruins. Other must-see landmarks in Crete include the Chrysoskalitissa Monastery, the Palace of Knossos and the cave of Psychro. As well as historic monuments, Crete is also home to several wildlife attractions including the Lefka Ori National Park, one of Greece’s oldest National Reserves which has many endemic species of fauna and flora. You can also visit the Psiloritis Natural Park to discover many rare animal species and step inside the Sitia Nature Park to encounter abundant mammal fossils dating back thousands of years. Book exclusive holidays to Crete through Brightsun Travel to enjoy this land of superb tourist attractions.

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