You’ve arrived to Crete. Rent a car in Heraklion airport or port. Look for Eurocars, we’ll be happy to welcome you. You are now to the the capital of our island! Begin your road trip with a visit to the Knossos Palace, the location of the most well known Minoan palace all over Crete. The Knossos Palace is the center of many myths, such as the Labyrinth and the Minotaur, Daidalos and Ikaros. Spend some time exploring the museums to get a better understanding of Crete’s culture and history. Some worthwhile places to visit include the Historical Museum of Crete, Heraklion Archaeological Museum, Natural History Museum of Crete, Cretaquarium Thalassocosmos and the folklore museum of Lynchnostatis.
Also known by the name Kalydon, the island Spinaloga sits in the Gulf of Elounda, next to the village of Plaka. It has experienced the rule of the Ottomans and Venetians, suffered Arab raids and was once a leper colony in the 20thcentury. Over the years, Spinalonga suffered from pirate raids, leaving it a desolate area for a long time. However, once in the power of the Venetians, it was protected by forts from intruders and got a boost to its economy and population. With such a colorful past, this island is seen as one of Crete’s most interesting attractions.
The friendly village of Plaka is full of a lush and green natural environment. It has a main square and is a popular producer of olive oil and wine. Foodies will love to visit the fish-taverns to get a taste of the traditional sea-food cuisine. Once a fishing village, Plaka is now widely visited for its stunning views of Spinalonga island, small pebble beaches and toned down atmosphere. Visit Plaka and claim to most enjoy the views of Mirabello Gulf while eating in local restaurants and shopping in the truly unique souvenir shops. There are plenty of holiday homes available to accommodate visitors looking to enjoy a slower pace of life and time well spent along clear ocean waters.
Eurocars is the most reliable car hire company in Crete. Located in the center of the island, we have the experience and professionalism to help you during your vacation in our island.