Elafonisi Lagoon
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Panoramic photo by thedavewalker EXPERT Taken 10:00, 03/09/2012 - Views loading...


Elafonisi Lagoon

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It's a fair ol' drive from the north of Crete to Elafonisi on the far south west, not because it is exactly far but many roads on Crete are narrow and very wiggly. May I recommend you take the coastal route down for breathtaking views and fewer coaches, mind the goats - but well worth it.

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The History of Crete, the Southest piece of land of Europe continent, encompasses the ancient Minoan civilization. After this civilization was destroyed by natural catastrophes, Crete developed an Ancient Greece influenced organazition of city states, and then successinely became part of the Roman Empire, the Byzantine Empire, the Venetian Republic, and the Ottoman Empire.

Modern Crete embraces all western habits and faculties with in a multilayered-multicultured attitude due its history. It's mostly touristic without loosing its traditional nature. Visitors can choose from five stars luxury hotels to traditional villas and from hidden tracks, picturesque beaches to dancing clubs, bars and wild night life. Everyone can find his choise in Crete.

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