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Why Go?

The palace at Knossos, an archaeological site that was already ancient when the Acropolis was just a bare hilltop

Hiking the gorgeous Samaria Gorge, driven on by promise of that first cold drink at a taverna by the sea

Chania's old town, with its lovely mix of Venetian, Turkish, and Greek architecture

What To Skip

Any hotel with a bulletin board in the lobby listing charter-flight departure information

What For:

Arts + Culture, Beach + Island, Family, Outdoors + Nature

When To Go:

June, July, August, September

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