Top 10 Crete

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Penguin, May 2, 2011 - Travel - 144 pages
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Whether you are traveling first class or on a limited budget, DK Eyewitness Top 10: Crete will lead you straight to the very best this historic island has to offer. From ancient Minoan ruins to the towering Venetian wall and fortress of Heraklion, all the must-sees are covered in a trouble-free list format. There are accommodation reviews for every budget, from luxury beach resorts to youth hostels across the island. Dozens of Top 10 lists cover traveler highlights from the Top 10 best beaches and Top 10 traditional tavernas to the most charming villages and fascinating monasteries and churches, as well as the Top 10 best hotels in Crete. And to save you time and money, there’s even a list of the Top 10 Things to Avoid. Your guide to the 10 best of everything in Crete.
 

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Contents

Cretes Top 10
Highlights of Crete
Ancient Knosos
Archaeologists in Crete
The Discovery of Knosos
Irakleio
Irakleio Archaeological Museum
Chania
Bars and Cafés in Central Crete
Restaurants in Central Crete
Western Crete
A Morning in Rethymno
Beaches in Western Crete
Best of the Rest in Western Crete
Bars and Cafés in Western Crete
Restaurants in Western Crete

Phaestos
Rethymno
Gortys
Samaria Gorge
The Amari Valley and Mt Idi
Gournia
Moments in History
Top 10 Empires and Governments
Ancient Sites
Art and Archaeological Museums
Folklore Museums
Traditional Crafts
Venetian and Turkish Castles
Churches and Monasteries
Beach Resorts
Islands and Boat Trips
Watersports
Villages
Areas of Natural Beauty
Mountain Walks
Wildlife
Trees and Flowers
Famous Cretans
Top 10 Works of Art and Literature
Myths and Legends
Top 10 Caves
Music and Instruments
Top 10 Traditional Songs and Dances
Festivals and Events
Top 10 Saints
Markets and Shopping Streets
Top 10 Traditional Shops
Food and Drink
Herbs
Restaurants
Top 10 Fish Served in Cretan Restaurants
Tavernas
Top 10 Cretan Wines
Cafés and Ouzeries
Meze Dishes
Nightlife
Around the Island
Central Crete
A Morning in Irakleio
Beaches in Central Crete
Best of the Rest in Central Crete
Eastern Crete
A Days Drive in Eastern Crete
Beaches in Eastern Crete
Other Attractions in Eastern Crete
Bars and Cafés in Eastern Crete
Places to Eat in Eastern Crete
Streetsmart
Getting To and Around Crete
General Information
Things to Avoid
Special Interest Holidays
Eating and Drinking Tips
Shopping Tips
Budget Ideas
Families and Disabled Visitors
Banking and Communications
Health and Security Tips
Luxury Resorts
Boutique Hotels
SelfCatering Apartments
Beach Hotels
Village Guesthouses
Villas
Highlights of Crete
Ancient Knosos
Irakleio
Chania
Phaestos
Rethymno
Gortys
Samaria Gorge
The Amari Valley and Mt Idi
Gournia
Ancient Sites
Art and Archaeological Museums
Venetian and Turkish Castles
Churches and Monasteries
Beach Resorts
Villages
Areas of Natural Beauty
Mountain Walks
Nightlife
Central Crete
Western Crete
Eastern Crete
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