There are a lot of things for visitors to see while in Crete, Greece. The first thing to see is the ruins of the ancient Minoan civilization in Knossos, Phaistos and the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion. The second thing to see is the big variety of landscapes in a short distance and the wilderness and solitude of the Cretan mountains some hundred metres away from the coast. The third thing to see is the eccentric culture of Crete in the traditional cafes. The fourth thing to see is the gorge of Samaria. This is the largest gorge in Europe. The fifth thing to see is the southern coast of Rethimnon prefecture. This is because there re some beautiful beaches, many accessible only on foot. The monastery at Prevelli is of particular historical interest as the site from where Abbot Agathagelos Lagouvardos sheltered and assisted the evacuation of Allied troops during WWII. The sixth thing to see is The Cave of Zeus. The Cave of Zeus overlooks the Lassithi Plateau. The seventh thing to see is The Monastery of Arkadi. The Monastery of Arkadi is a fortress-like construction that dates back to the Byzantine era and is a big part of the city’s culture.
The eighth thing to see is the mountains. This is because they are very unique and beautiful. There are a lot of mysterious caves inside of those mountains. The ninth thing to see is the beaches. These beaches are some of the best places to go wimming, fishing, snorkeling, boating and laying out in the sun. The tenth thing to see is the ruins. Some ruins, like those in Gournia, are of regular villages. Others, like Gortys, are of Greco-Roman cities. The last thing to see is Ancient Aptera. Ancient Aptera has Turkish, Roman and Greek influences in ancient cisterns, monasteries and forts from conquests.