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The Unseen Crete

Explore the magic of Crete, from traditional Cretan villages and tiny mountaintop chapels to the unexplored heartland and undiscovered edges of this beautiful, wild island.

 

 

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The Unseen Crete | Crete Sightseeing

Minos Beach art hotel is proud to introduce its guest to the hidden wonders of Crete, from the shadows of mount Dikti to the splendors of Malia, from coast to coast and mountain to mountain, through to Venetian relics and places of worship, concealed and revealed.
The Secret Journey: In the shadow of mount Dikti

Agios Nikolaos
Kritsa
Panagia Kera
Lato
Katharo
Lassithi
Karphi

The austerity of Stone and the splendors of Malia

Olous
Spinalonga
Dreros
Karydi
Fourni
Moniaretiou
Milatos
Malia
Neapoli

From coast to coast-Through the mountains

Ierapetra
Gournia
Vasiliki
Episkopi
Kavousi
Chamezi
Achladia
Mochlos
Psira

Eteocretans & Relics of the Venetians

Sitia
Petras
Tripytos
Agia Fotia
Zou
Prinias
Etia
Voila
Lithines
Makry Gialos
Koufonissi

Sitia Petras Tripytos Agia Fotia Zou Prinias Etia Voila Lithines Makry Gialos Koufonissi

Peak Sanctuaries
Monitoplou
Itanos
Palaekastro
Karydi
Zakros
Etia
Ambelos

Destination: Lasithi

Discover its beautiful hillsides and hidden natural paradises
Bask in the sun in the crystalline waters of the Cretan and the Libyan Seas
Relish authentic Cretan specialties and experience the vivid nightlife or festive cultural events

The Highlights of Crete

The palace of Knossos
The Lasithi Plateau
Diktaion Cave
The Gorge of Samaria
Elounda & Spinalonga island

Gastronomy

The Cretan “spirit”, also known as Tsikoudia
The traditional “Ntako” made of Cretan rusk, tomatoes and feta cheese
Kalitsounia (sweet cheese pies)
Chochlii boubouristi (fried snails)
Cretan wedding rice (rice cooked in meat broth)