"I-Kriti (Crete), oldest culture in Europe" Crete Island by Pavlik_NL
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Long time ago there was a great culture building on the big island of Crete. Knossos, surrounded by myths and the most famous and sad one is that of Daedalus and Icarus. And suddenly the island's growth was over. Obviously a huge eruption (Atlantis?) made the earth tremble and destroyed much that was build up. A tidal wave gave the finishing touch and the Minoian culture faded away to be taken over by the later Greek culture on the mainland.
But the island holds so much more natural splendour. When you go here, discover the island with a rental scooter. This is the perfect way to get around and thus you can also visit the more - of the beaten track - places and meet the real Kretenzer. The Lassiti-plateau with it's windmills and the magnificent coastline. One must is the Samaria-precipus (how the hell do you write this word). A fierce walk, but definately worth to do.
For most it's a days trip, but equally a trip of a lifetime. The Samaria-canyon is the longest narrow canyon in Europe... more travel advice
For hikers, take a head or baseball-cap against the bright and burning sun. Also, take real good boots. The rocky... more travel advice
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