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See the a-maze-ing ruins of Knossos, the site that inspired the myth of the Minotaur. Visit it on tour

Get a taste of history in Chania, where Venetian, Ottoman, and Arab influences collide. Explore it on tour

Experience life in ancient Minos at the Archaeological Museum in Heraklion. See it on tour

Inviting, intriguing Crete

Blending all the ancient allure of Athens with the beachy vibes of Mykonos and Santorini, Crete is truly the best of both worlds. Also, you can thank the island’s varied history for its incredible culinary scene. “Crete is the slow food capital of Greece,” says Go Ahead staffer Tom. “It seems that everything from the olive oil to the rare, traditional cheeses are handmade right next door. Go to Crete this year to get the best of classic Greece along with a dose of trendy Mediterranean island vibes—minus some of the crowds.


“Crete has it all: beautiful beaches and mountains, mesmerizing history and architecture, and AMAZING food.”

— Graham, Go Ahead staffer

A Week in Greece: Athens, Mykonos & Santorini
with Rome extension
9 or 12 days
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