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There are many Agrotourism businesses in Crete.Lets see a definition of a rural enterprise.

With the definition«Rural Tourism and Agrotourism enterprises » we mean:

  1. Tourist lodgings of any type with a  maximum capacity of forty beds. Where these enterprises offer, beyond lodging, either breakfast or lunch, they must  offer local products.
  2. Rural camping, thatched cottages, log cabins, houses constructed from bales of hay and clay, with  ecological swimming pools, which use natural biological cleaning, and  green roofs.
  3. Farms
  4. Restaurants, taverns and traditional cafés which offer Greek or local traditional cuisine as well as refreshments and drinks. The menus will be based on local foods and traditional recipes
  5. Workshops producing, exhibiting and selling local traditional products, namely places of production, exhibition and of selling of local products, local foods and artifacts of their area.
  6. Accessible active  production units in rural areas, such as wineries, dairies, cheese producers and  olive oil producing factories with exhibition and tasting areas outside the production area itself.                                                    
  7. Cultural Centres and Museums in rural areas.                                                                                                             
  8. «Rural Tourism» enterprise activities


Mineral springs

There is a number of hot springs in Crete which are organised or not. Usually they don't have lodgings by themselves so you can stay in hotels in the area around.



 
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                               Crete  
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Coordinatesb35°13′N 24°55′E
 Country    Greece
 Capital Heraklion
 Regional units
Area
 • Total 8,336 km2 (3,219 sq mi)
Highest elevation 2,456 m (8,058 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 623,065
 • Density 75/km2 (190/sq mi)

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Crete straddles two climatic zones, the Mediterranean and the North African, mainly falling within the former. As such, the climate in Crete is primarily temperate. The atmosphere can be quite humid, depending on the proximity to the sea, while winter is fairly mild. Snowfall is common on the mountains between November and May, but rare in the low lying areas. While mountain tops remain snow-capped year long, near the coast snow only stays on the ground for a few minutes or hours. However, a truly exceptional cold snap swept the island in February 2004, during which period the whole island was blanketed with snow. During the Cretan summer, average temperatures reach the high 20s-low 30s Celsius (mid 80s to mid 90s Fahrenheit), with maxima touching the upper 30s-mid 40s.
The south coast, including the Mesara Plain and Asterousia Mountains, falls in the North African climatic zone, and thus enjoys significantly more sunny days and high temperatures throughout the year. There, date palms bear fruit, and swallows remain year-round rather than migrate to Africa. The fertile region around Ierapetra, on the southeastern corner of the island, is renowned for its exceptional year-round agricultural production, with all kinds of summer vegetables and fruit produced in greenhouses throughout the winter.


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Hiking or walking in Crete
+ Mountain Dikti in Lassithi  area

+ Mountain Idi or Psiloritis -  Skinakas Observatory-  Heraklion 
+Asterousia Mountains-  Heraklion

Caves in Crete

+The cave of Zoniana- Heraklion
+The Diktaian Cave (Dikteon Andro, birthplace of Zeus)- Lassithi
+The Idean Cave (Ideon Andro)
+The cave of Ag. Paraskevi Skotinou

Lakes in Crete
+Lake Voulismeni - Ag.Nikolaos(it is connected with the sea)

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Address of  important museums at Heraklion - Iraklio Archaeological Museum-Address: Xanthoudidou 1, Iraklio

- Historical Museum of Crete-Address: Lysimahou Kalokerinou 7, Iraklio

- Battle of Crete Museum-Address: Doukos Beaufort and Hatzidaki, Iraklio

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