Achentrias

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Gorge of Achentrias

Gorge of Achentrias

The beautiful gorge of Achentrias crosses the Asterousia mountains and reaches the Cretan sea. The Achentrias gorge starts from the settlement of Achentrias and…

Heraklion Canyons
Achentrias

Achentrias

The picturesque mountainous village of Achentrias is 60 kilometers from Heraclion and 680 meters above the sea level. Administratively, it falls under the Archanes-Asterousia…

Heraklion Towns and villages
Maridaki

Maridaki

The coastal settlement of Maridaki is about 65 kilometers from Heraclion, behind the Asterousia Mountains. The small village is built at the end of the imposing…

Heraklion Towns and villages Beaches
Beach of Agios Nikitas

Beach of Agios Nikitas

The beautiful and lonely beach of Agios Nikitas is behind the Asterousia mountains in the bosom of the southern Cretan sea. In order to visit the beach, you should…

Heraklion Beaches
Ethia

Ethia

One of the most beautiful and traditional Cretan villages of Crete is Ethia in the Archanes-Asterousia Municipality. The village is about 55 kilometers from Heraclion,…

Heraklion Towns and villages
Achentria's caves

Achentria's caves

In Achentrias the visitor can admire the many caverns of the Asterousia mountains. The most typical examples are the Archontospilios cave, in Agios Nikitas, and…

Heraklion Caves
Paths of Achentria

Paths of Achentria

In the Achentrias settlement, in the Archanes-Asterousia municipality of the prefecture of Heraclion, there are many hiking options. You can either wander in the…

Heraklion Hiking Trails
Lake of Turk

Lake of Turk

The lake of Tourkos (i.e. Turk) or Lakos or Kolimpas, a unique natural lake, is at the top of Asterousia mountains, near Achentrias. The lake has a lot of water…

Heraklion Lakes
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