The island of Crete seems like paradise on earth. The lush greenery and idyllic climate give Crete a tropical quality, while the multitude of gorgeous beaches satisfy both visitors and locals. The island has a rich history, and it is also the main site of one of the earliest civilizations in Greece – the Minoan civilization.
Known for their sophisticated, agriculturally based culture, the Minoans also built palaces that exist in ruins today for people to explore. Here’s a look at some of the palaces you should visit while on the island: