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With its many remains and mythological legends, a trip to Crete is like reading an exciting history book, so dive into this fascinating story by starting with the ascent of the Lassithi plateau. An immense wilderness scattered with white mills, it leads to the most famous cave on the island, the one where Zeus lived hidden to avoid being devoured by his father Cronos. Continue to turn the pages of the book to discover the Minoan period, of which the archaeological site of Knossos and the city of Heraklion are the perfect examples, then continue with the Venetian civilization, of which the old cities and ports of Rethymnon and Chania will not fail to seduce you. Make a good one in the future in the city of Matala, which was the meeting place for many hippies. Crete's historical and cultural heritage is also on display in the island's various museums, including the Religious Art Museum of the Preveli Monastery. Let us now leave history aside and discover Crete in a different way. Mountainous, the island hides splendid landscapes in its nooks and crannies. Like the Samaria and Ago Farango gorges where the hiking trails will take you to secret places of great beauty. Lovers of "corners of paradise" will find their happiness on the pink sandy beach of Elafonissi or in the lagoon of Balos whose turquoise and transparent waters are a delightful invitation to take a dip in the water. Despite an increasing number of visitors, there are still some authentic places where it is good to walk under the Cretan sun. This is the case for the town of Agios Nikolaos or Loutro, this charming little fishing village in the south-east of the island. After this overview, it is now up to you to write your own story.