Agia Eirini, the area with the dense plantation, is a few kilometers in the north of Heraclion. The settlement took its name from the small church of Agia Eirini that is in an area with large trees, next to the river of the area. Benches and tables are around the church in order the visitors to sit and enjoy the smells and the colors of nature. There is also a small playground for children.
The bridge of Agia Eirini, built 1831-1841 by the Egyptians, is another place worth seeing. It is consisted of some arches that were used in order to transfer water.
The Knosano gorge, that starts from Archanes and ends to Knossos, passes also through Agia Eirini.
In order to visit Agia Eirini, you have to follow the Knossos- Archanes road. The settlement is built on a hill and is 8 kilometers from Heraclion. It is an ideal destination for an escape from the city life as it is very close to the city.