Exploring Phaistos

There's so much history across Crete and it can get busy, with tourists taking a glimpse into the island's past. Knossos was great a couple of years ago, but visiting Phaistos this year was a real joy - fewer visitors, a great cafe on top of the hill and plenty of information as you walk around the ruins.

A great day out - drive there and then take a trip to the nearby Matala beach to combine site seeing with sun worship.