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  • Must-see: Koules Fortress in Heraklion
    The fortress of Koules, or “Rocca a Mare” as the Venetians called it, has been the tireless guard of the city of Heraklion since the 16th century. The fortress was recently restored and its gates opened to visitors, making it one of the most interesting must-see monuments of the city. Apart
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  • Discover Crete’s colorful mythology
    Cretan mythology includes some of the most popular myths of antiquity and well-known characters that inspired ancient and modern art, and even the name of the continent of Europe. Getting familiar with the basic myths of Crete is a must before you visit the island, as you will discover most of the
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  • Arkadi Monastery, a European Freedom Monument
    Set in the lovely Cretan countryside, Arkadi Monastery is a must-see monument of the island with an impressive baroque architecture and an even more impressive history. Located about 23km from the city of Rethymno, it makes an ideal day trip from Fodele Beach and can be combined with a visit to nearby
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  • Ancient Eleutherna and its Museum
    For guests of Fodele Beach & Water Park Holiday Resort interested in the history of Crete, the Museum of Ancient Eleutherna within the archaeological park of Eleutherna is a must-see attraction. Located about 25 kilometers south of the coastal town of Rethymno, Eleutherna is a unique site in all of
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