A place of dreams
The Venetians built the sea wall, so they can take credit for the gorgeous harbour. Wander leisurely around to find the lighthouse, the domed minarets of the fascinating Turkish mosque, and clusters of museums. It’s fab for foodies too, with brunch spots, chic bars for cocktails and pale ales, and amazing international restaurants.
The best of what’s beyond
There’s plenty to discover in the magnificent surrounding areas. Visit the stalagmites of Bear Cave, go cycling all the way to the intriguing Venizelos Tombs, and hike to see the monasteries of Samaria Gorge. Castles and forests are also easy to find, so you’re in for nothing short of a visual treat.