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City of Chania

Chania is a city in Greece and the capital of the Chania regional unit in Crete. It lies along the north west coast of the island, about 70 km west of Rethymno and 145 km west of Heraklion.

The tomb of Kazantzakis

Nikos Kazantzakis (18 February 1883 – 26 October 1957) was a Greek writer. Widely considered a giant of modern Greek literature, he was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature in nine different years.

 

Palace of Nestor

The Palace of Nestor was an important center in Mycenaean times, and described in Homer’s Odyssey and Iliad as Nestor’s kingdom of “sandy Pylos”.
The site is the best preserved Mycenaean Greek palace discovered. It was a two-storey building with store rooms, workshops, baths, light wells, reception rooms and a sewage system.

Sparta-The land of Leonidas
Given its military pre-eminence, Sparta was recognized as the leading force of the unified Greek military during the Greco-Persian Wars, in rivalry with the rising naval power of Athens. Sparta was the principal enemy of Athens during the Peloponnesian War (between 431 and 404 BC), from which it emerged victorious.

[Worth visiting the most interesting ‘Olive Oil Museum’ and taste the authentic ‘Greek gold’, as Sparta area produces one of the finest qualities.]
Archaeological site of Knossos

Knossos is the largest Bronze Age archaeological site on Crete and has been called Europe’s oldest city. Settled as early as the Neolithic period, the name Knossos survives from ancient Greek references to the major city of Crete. The palace of Knossos eventually became the ceremonial and political center of the Minoan civilization and culture.