Places to visit in Crete | Traveler by Unique



chania Crete

The city of Chania in Crete is one of the most popular destinations in the Island. The city combines unique landscapes of impeccable beauty, archaeological sites and an endless cultural exploration. It is not a coincidence that Chania is often characterized as the most beautiful city of Crete. The city features a spectacular Old City with a charming and unique atmosphere. The Venetian Harbour is also a characteristic feature of the city as it is the ideal location for flawless romance and idyllic walks.

Despite the charming and authentic character that the city demonstrates, Chania is a modern and vibrant city. Visitors can enjoy mouth-watering flavour in one of the excellent restaurants and tavernas that the city has. Nightlife is also intense as Chania hosts large clubs with upbeat music and romantic cocktail and beach bars for those who seek to enjoy a drink close to the beach in a relaxing and quiet setting.



rethymnon Crete

Crete has many diverse places that meet the expectations of any visitor. Rethymno is one of the cities that offer a charming setting, a unique atmosphere and a modern lifestyle. The all-in-one character of Rethymno is capable of capturing visitors’ attention. The Old Town of Rethymno has a renaissance-inspired charm. Narrow streets, interesting architecture and warm welcoming people are among the things that visitors should expect to experience in Rethymno. Indeed, the city combines perfectly the atmosphere of a past era with a luxurious and elegant touch.



elounda Crete

For those who are searching a more cosmopolitan location is Crete then Elounda is the place to be. Elounda forms one of the most exceptional locations and it is not a coincidence that many luxurious resorts can be found there. The emerald and crystal clear waters along with the unspoiled natural beauty of the area make Elounda a place to be when in Crete. Among the most interesting facts about Elounda is the small Island of Spinalonga that can be found just in front of the bay. Spinalonga, less than 50 years ago, used to be the exile place for the people who were suffering from leprosy. The Island is characterized as the Island of Lepers and visitors can enjoy a boat excursion to visit and explore this unique place.



hersonissos Crete

Among the most developed areas of the Island, in terms of tourism, is Hersonissos. The area can easily meet high end expectations as it is known for the excellent quality of services that the restaurants, the bars and the hotels provide. Hersonissos is also known for the vast variety of tourist attractions that it features. Exceptional sandy beaches with clear blue waters and a vibrant nightlife are among the main characteristics of the area. In what regards children friendly activities, Hersonissos features the Cretaquarium Thalassocosmos where children and adults can explore and admire a variety of fishes and sea creatures.


Agios Nikolaos in Lasithi

agios nikolaos Crete

One of the most interesting places to visit when in Crete is the village of Agios Nikolaos in Lasithi. Agios Nikolaos is a top recommendation for the nature lovers as the landscape is truly spectacular. The authentic atmosphere and the welcoming people create a memorable blend of positive feelings. The area’s main characteristic is a small lake which can be found right in the city centre. Agios Nikolaos is the ideal spot for romantic walks, stunning sunsets and unique swimming experiences.


The region of Akrotiri

akrotiri Crete

The region of Akrotiri is located in the broader area of Chania and forms a beautiful peninsula on the east side of the city. Akrotiri is well known for the outstanding beaches that has. From secluded small beaches to cosmopolitan bays, Akrotiri can meet every individual taste. The region is also known for the number of monasteries that it has where visitors can observe and learn the religious tradition of Crete. It has to be noted that the International Airport of Chania is located in the area of Akrotiri.



almyrida Crete

The Island of Crete includes a variety of diverse places. From modern vibrant cities to small and authentic villages, visitors can explore a unique variety of locations and experience multiple feelings while in Crete. The village of Almyrida is one of these authentic locations. Situated in the region of Chania, this small fishing village is the ideal option for those who enjoy a more quiet and relaxed lifestyle. Almyrida is also the place to enjoy fresh fishes and traditional local recipes. In what regards entertainment, the village has some picturesque cocktail bars serving refreshing and enjoyable drinks.



matala Crete

One of the most known locations in Crete is the Matala beach which can be found in Heraklion. Despite the crystal clear waters and the amazing location, Matala beach is known for the caves that are engraved into the surrounding mountains. These caves were used as a settlement during the prehistoric period and according to the archaeologists during the Roman and Christian periods, the caves were used as tombs. However, the highlight of these caves is that during the 1960’s and 1970’s, the hippie movement used these caves as an alternative form of accommodation. Thousands of hippies were living in Matala and transformed the place into an area for free expression and creation. Today, visitors of Matala can explore the caves and enjoy swimming in the irresistible waters of the beach.