Pictures of Crete Greece

20 pictures of Crete in Greece
May 4, 2015 – 12:53 pm
Pictures of Crete, Greece
A small Greek harbor temple - 15 pictures of Crete, Greece

20 pictures of Crete in Greece – Travel Photo Mondays

Crete feels so remote compared to the other Greek islands swirling around the Mediterranean, but it is a relatively short plane ride from the capital city of Athens. And it is definitely on of the most arid and stunning landscapes filled with amazing history, culture, food and monuments – what more could you want?

Just to tempt you, here are 20 stunning images of Crete to give you some inspiration for visiting soon.

Morning and sunrise in the countryside of Crete

Sunrises are always a welcomed time to slowly start a day on the island and marvel at all the small details that start to come alive with the morning light. Views are varied around the island depending on where you are at and where the sun rises, but walking up early to catch the first views of the day are always fantastic and a great way to celebrate the sunrise in Crete.

Chania harbor in black and white

The harbor scene in Chania is busy and quite panoramic viewing or walking along the stunning harbor area filled with cafes and galleries catering mostly to a tourist crowd. It is a very colorful area to explore and photograph. A different approach would be to capture the harbor in black and white to show the texture and contrast to this vibrant and visually stunning port.

Sunrise in the countryside of Crete in Greece Horse carriages for hire at Chania harbor

Slowing down to enjoy the town and harbor via horse drawn carriage is always welcome. You really get a different take on the many promenades and scenic spots your driver will take you to, many hidden from the typical tourist destinations around the old town.

Exploring the narrow cobbled streets of Chania’s old town

Go ahead and pick any street to get lost in and eventually you will find an interesting church, landmark or monument to visit along the way. The mixture of old, new and different cultures blend and make the alleyways so diverse and fun to explore.

Chania’s Islamic temple converted to a Greek church

Once the main Islamic temple of Chania, the building was converted into a Greek orthodox church for daily services. It is fascinating to visit and see the combination of Islamic art mixed in with orthodox symbols and details combined.

The agora or public market in Chania

Chania harbor - 20 pictures of Crete, GreeceThe Agora just outside the old town of Chania is always busy with locals and tourists looking for daily provisions and what is freshly grown, caught or just made for a quick sale at the marketplace. It is a fun place to explore and take home something delicious or prepared for a meal or quick snack.

Rugged northern coastlines of Crete

The coastlines are rugged with rocks peeking out through the rough ocean and surf making for dramatic vistas throughout the island. It’s fun to drive along the many roads that skirt around the island and just happen to stunning scenery like the image below.

Small harbor scenes of Crete

Little harbors can be found all around the island of Crete, many of them house the typical leisure craft and fishing vessels that ply the ocean to catch a multitude of local seafood ending up in the local markets around the island and the main seafood market at the Agora in Chania.

Exploring the Minoan palace at Knossos

Visiting the ancient ruins of the Minoan palace at Knossos is a must to understand the history and culture of this ancient civilization in Crete. The palace grounds are huge and worth spending half a day to explore the fascinating ruins and artwork around the grounds. You can check out a recent post with more images and details of Knossos palace here.

Wildflowers and coastline views in Crete

There are so many scenic spots driving along the coastline that make it easy to stop and enjoy some of the natural beauty and fauna of the island including the wildflowers below. It’s easy to stop when you discover these breathtaking views, if only just for a quick stop to soak in those views and then photograph them as a reminder of this road trip.

More scenic cliff views to a secluded bay in Crete

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