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One of the most amazing places I have been to in recent times is Crete. It is one of the largest islands in Greece, and like many other islands, there is so much to do for fun. Try and imagine taking a road trip in Crete. The sandy beaches and the deep blue waters create a perfect environment to unwind and get in touch with yourself.
The good thing about visiting Crete is there are so many places you can visit to site see and just have fun all within the island. As you move from one location to the next, you get to see the beauty of the Crete geography. You get to take a road trip to Crete.
The whole point of visiting a new place is learning new cultures and new things. The best place to begin a trip is a visit to the museum. They store the past and present cultures of society. It is a place of learning and enlightenment. Don’t be surprised to find where you want to go next at the museum.
The Natural History Museum in Heraklion is the place to begin. The museum is a little different from the typical museum. It exhibits some of the unique plant species found in Crete. The museum also has different animal species on the island. I know most people have never been in an earthquake or a tremor. Believe it! At the museum they simulate earthquakes. It is magical!
Do you know how to clean car upholstery? You will need the skill from the much time you will spend in the car going round the island. Knossos is the next best place to visit coming from the museum, due to proximity. The now archeological park is ten minutes away from the capital Heraklion.
Knossos is a good place to stay since it has one of the best resorts on the island and is close to the town. The ancient city was destroyed by an earthquake in the early BC years. Later it was burnt to ashes and was never rebuilt. It is a good place to learn.
Instead of going round in circles as you visit different sites on the island, it is good to start with those closest from your starting point. Your next stop will be the Diktaion Andro cave located about an hour and a half from the capital. There are other caves spread across the island, but the Diktaion Andro is well preserved with stairs to ease navigation in the caves. It is an adventurous place but maybe not suitable for claustrophobics.
The Spinalonga Island is the next closest site to the capital with numerous visitors. Driving around the island is a good experience where you get to see the beautiful towns on the island. The roads will then lead to the beach. The island has a beautiful beach where you can enjoy sunbathing like a tourist. You can also visit the Voulismeni Lake locally named the bottomless island.
Have you ever been to a beach forest? Vai is one of the most beautiful beaches in the Crete Island. It is surrounded by palm trees which make the beach unique. The Vai beach should probably be your last stop for the day since you will not want to leave in a hurry. You get to experience a beach and a forest at the same time. The beach is a bird breeding area. People go there to watch different bird species migrating from other parts of the world. If you can carry car covers, please do. If you have no car covers better know how to remove bird poop from the car. It will happen a lot.
Chania is a city west of Heraklion. The city is famous for the harbor which is a sight to behold. It is the best place to end your road trip in Crete. Most people just sit outside at night and watch the well lit beautiful harbor. Close to the port is the Kournas Lake. It is an area with lots of plants and animal species on the island. You can drive through and see the lake during the day and at night.
Chania remains the best pace to end your trip. It is home to the Chania Airport if you do not want to get back to the capital when it is time to leave.