Europe's oldest city—and Greece's biggest island—is a treasure in and of itself
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The stark-white buildings and dark blue domes of Santorini may be ideal for Instagram, but consider the island of Crete for your next Mediterranean romp. The birthplace of Europe's first advanced civilization, Greece's largest and most populous city is a fascinating blend of cultures (it's been ruled by the Venetian Republic, the Ottoman Empire, and the Byzantines Empire, to name a few) and even more fascinating mix of natural features, including soaring mountains, vast gorges, dreamy seaside villages, unique flora and fauna, and captivating vestiges of history.
Though Greece's picturesque landscapes have long-been the backdrop for countless films—from Mamma Mia! and Before Midnight to Boy on a Dolphin to Opa!—the unique allure of Crete should not be overlooked. Beloved by A-listers like Leonardo DiCaprio, Karolina Kurkova, and Lady Gaga, Europe's oldest city is a treasure in and of itself. Whether you crave a step back in time via the city's many archaeological sites or yearn for a relaxing dip in the crystalline waters of the Aegean Sea, shop CR's picks, below, to do so in style.
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