Enchanting Crete – Travel To Greece
The largest island of Greece, Crete, is also the most populated island. The island of Crete has a beautiful long shape with jagged shores – earning it the title “cutting silver” in the past. The pristine island of Crete, though populous, is inhabited by people who like to remain in tune with their natural surroundings. Have you ever traveled to Crete, Greece before? If you’re going to Crete, here are a few places we recommend! Have a great time in Greece – don’t forget the sunblock
The Grecian Ruins
Whether or not you are a fan of history, the Minoan palace ruins of Knossos will transport you back into time and teach you a thing or two about Crete’s remarkable history. Remember the Minotaur you heard stories about as a child? Well, Knossos was where that mythical beast is said to have resided, kept by King Minos. With mysteries to be unraveled, the ruins of Knossos beckon the imaginative mind from across the globe.
Rethymno is influenced by a myriad of cultures: Venetian, Ottoman, Oriental, and Minoan. However, you wouldn’t want to miss the the narrow, cobbled streets making mazes throughout the city decorated with Venetian monuments with an Oriental touch. Spread out on the coast, Rethymno offers picturesque sandy beaches.
This one is for the adventure enthusiasts, the mountain climbers, and the nature enthusiasts, alike. Being 16 km in length, the Samaria Gorge is claimed to be the longest gorge in Europe. The Samaria Gorge introduces you to a whole new world, and shows you how diverse nature truly is. Visit Samaria Gorge and behold the wonder of Mother Nature!
Dikteon Cave, Lisithi Plateau
The Lisithi Plateau offers a cooler, more pleasant climate than the coast, being a few thousand feet higher. It houses the Dikteon Cave, also termed as “Zeus Cave” by tourists. The Dikteon Cave, as mythology serves, is the place of shelter for baby Zeus, when he had been hidden from his father, who would devour infants. Enchanted by cult worshipping of the Minoan period, the Dikteon Cave at Lisithi Plateau plays a truly important role in the mythology of devout Grecians.
Beating the munchies!
Kissed by nature, the cuisine of Crete is equally healthy and scrumptious. A typical tourist platter can consist of the local Cretan cheese, meat with a healthy dip or sauce on the side. One may typically order the Tsatziki, a famous cucumber dip or the Taramosalata or cod roe-based dip as a delectable appetizer. A typical main course can include a Fricasse(lamb and garden beans in a creamy lemon sauce) or Moussaka (eggplant casserole). Every restaurant is equipped with a menu to cater to the tourists needs, else there’s always the special.
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