Places of Interest

The goldendimar company and its associates welcome you to the island of Crete. Crete is the largest island in Greece and the fifth largest in the Mediterranean, after Sicily, Sardinia, Cyprus and Corsica. It is an important part of the economy and cultural heritage of Greece. In the years 3000 BC-1400 BC the Minoan civilization, one of the first cultures of Europe, with its main centers in Knossos, Phaistos, Malia, Zakros and Gournia, where palatial complexes were found. The island’s speciality has many interesting places that you can find to visit ..
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The castle is located at the entrance of the Venetian harbor in order to protect the port of Heraklion from the invasions and the landings of other conquerors.
Heraklion  is the largest city in Crete, as well as the largest port of the island and the fourth largest urban center in Greece. The main economic sectors of the city are tourism, agriculture and commerce.
The Minoan palace is the main visiting area of ​​Knossos, an important city in antiquity, with a continuous life. According to tradition, there was the seat of King Minos. Exciting myths, the Labyrinth with the Minotaur and the Daedalus with Icarus, are linked to the palace of Knossos.
 The Archaeological Museum of Heraklion is the museum in which almost Minoan civilization is presented. The collection of Minoan antiquities is the most important in the world, and the museum is considered to be the preeminent museum of Minoan civilization.
Rethymno is the third largest city in Crete with a population of approximately 34,300. Its economy is based on tourism, as there are many attractions, a long sandy beach and a strong hotel infrastructure.The photo below depicts the old town of Rethymnon with the narrow streets and mainly with Venetian buildings
Fortezza is a Venetian fortress dating back to 1573. It was built according to the Venetian fortification architecture system. The purpose of the fortress during the Venetian domination was to protect the city of Rethymnon from the enemies by the sea.
Monastery of Arkadi. Historic monastery in the prefecture of Rethymnon, 23 km from the city of Rethymnon. Of all the sacrifices offered by Crete, the Arkadi is settling down. The Arkadi monastery raised the demand for Cretan freedom and uprooted the philhellenic feelings of Europe, changing the mentality and tactics of the European powers towards the Cretan question.
Springs of Argyroupolis. The area is renowned for the springs of the Holy Force, a verdant place with waters that flow from every spot. a beautiful part of Crete with a special natural beauty.
Chania is a coastal town of northwestern Crete, one of its most important ports and the capital of the prefecture of Chania is the second largest city on the island after Heraklion.
The grave of El. Venizelos (1864-1936), an important political figure of Greece in the 20th century, is located in Halepa. Halepa also houses many neoclassical buildings from the period of the Cretan State, as well as the then consulates of the Great Powers. There is also the residence of El. Venizelos, which hosts the Venizelos National Research Foundation, the old French school.
Kournas Lake is the only natural freshwater lake in the whole island of Crete. Lake Kourna is about 3 km from the sea and is about 4 km from the seaside area of ​​Georgioupolis.
 The city of Chania is divided into two parts. The old town, with the old harbor, and the new city. The old town is built around the old harbor and is surrounded by the Venetian fortifications of 1538.
Samaria Gorge. His name took it from the abandoned village of Samaria today. in 1962, was declared a National Park and is one of the first forests in Greece. Since 1981, it has joined UNESCO’s World Biosphere Reserve Network [2] to promote and protect valuable sites for humans and the rest of the biosphere. The only way to cross the canyon is to walk about 16, 5 km from the smooth to Agia Roumeli.
The prefecture of Lasithi is the fourth prefecture of Crete in Crete. The economy of the county is based on agriculture tourism. On the Lassithi Plateau is the Idao Cave. In Greek mythology, in this cave Zeus was raised from his infancy.
Agios Nikolaos. It is the capital of the prefecture of Lasithi. The economy of the region is based on tourism, olive cultivation and livestock farming. The Lake named Voulismeni is a small lagoon in the city center. According to legend, the lake has no bottom. At the bottom of the lake there is war material left by the German soldiers when they left at the end of the Second World War.
Elounda is one of the most famous tourist destinations in the world and often visits famous people both from the outside and from the interior. Opposite Elounda is the small but long-lived island of Spinalonga. Elounda is 10 km away from Agios Nikolaos.
Spinalonga. This small island began to be fortified in 1574 by the Venetians, both from a structural and architectural point of view. from 1905 to 1958 was the home of the lepers of both Crete and Greece in general, every year thousands of people visit it with boats from St. Nicholas of Elounda and the plate.
The palm forest is located east of the prefecture of Lasithi. This palm tree is the largest and most famous native palm grove in Europe, making it along with its beautiful beach one of the most touristic parts of Crete. According to tradition, when Crete was Arab, some Arab soldiers who ate curls, threw the stones and sprouted the palm trees