Knossos, KNOSSO in ancient Greek, is the most impressive archaeological site of the Bronze Age and is located right on the island of Crete. It is located in the central part of Crete, in the Heraklio region, located 6 km from the sea and 5 km from the capital Heraklion. Knossos was the most important center of the Minoan civilization. His palace is linked to Greek mythology, where the myths of Minos and the labyrinth built by Daedalus are narrated, and that of Theseus and the Minotaur.
VENETIAN FORTRESS PORTO RETHYMNO
The port of Rethymno is surrounded by the imposing Venetian fortress that dominates the old city, and exudes an inimitable charm, especially in the evening , where you can see spectacular sunsets. Considered one of the largest ever built, the fort was built at the end of the sixteenth century to repel pirate attacks. The Venetian fortress was designed by an Italian engineer, Sforza Pallavicini, and it took ten years to complete. The fortress is a destination for many tourists from all over the world.
Balos Lagoon, BEAUTIFUL and ENCHANTING, is one of the beaches on the island of Crete that you absolutely cannot miss, it is 45 kilometers west of Chania and about 15 kilometers from the village of Kissamos, from where ferries depart to reach the Caribbean sea and the fine white sandy beaches of Balos. It is also accessible by car, along a dirt road for 10 kilometers and then descending on foot from a path, from where you can immortalize beautiful scenery. The sea is also ideal for children, as it is shallow and the sea is warm and calm. While a few tens of meters from the pink coast, the sea becomes deeper offering snorkelers, splendid backdrops to visit. The Balos lagoon is also a destination for nature lovers and bird whatcher, as it is a protected area where sea hawks and cormorants nest, and you can also meet the monk seal and the Caretta Caretta sea turtle.