Megalónisos, (Great Island), is the Greek moniker for Crete. It was the cradle of the Minoan civilization during the second millennium BC, the oldest civilization in Europe. The temples and palaces they built were the basis of many myths. The main attractions include the Minoan sites of Knossos and Phaistos, the classical site of Gortyn, the Venetian castle in Rethymno, and the Samaria Gorge, as well as many other natural sites, monuments, and beaches. Don't miss the town of Paleochora, one of the most relaxing places in the world. Today it offers one of the longest beach-lounging seasons in Greece; north-coast beaches tend to be long and sandy, while others are apt to be shorter but more secluded. For those of a non-beachy disposition, there`s plenty of interest inland: exquisitely frescoed country chapels of the 14th and 15th centuries plus top-drawer hiking and botanizing opportunities.
At least 3 nights
Minoan sites of Knossos and Phaistos, Gortyn ancient site, Cretaquarium, Caves of Matala, Fortress of Koules, Heraklion Archaeological Museum, Castle of Gramvoussa, Venetian Lighthouse, beautiful beaches and charming villages such as Sfakia and Paleochora , Gorge of Samaria and so much more!