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Agiofarago climbing spot

Agiofarago climbing spot

The Agiofarago climbing spot is in the Agiofarago gorge, in the south of the Heraclion prefecture, of Festos municipality. It is the southernmost climbing place…

Crete Climbing
Vorizia

Vorizia

The village Vorizia ( Voriza, in the past) is in the southern foot of Psiloreitis, 53 kilometers from Heraclion. Administratively the village is under Zaros of…

Heraklion Towns and villages
Agiofarago

Agiofarago

Agiofarago is one of the most impressive beaches in the Heraclion prefecture due to its imposing rocks that surround it, the pebbly coast and its crystal, emerald…

Heraklion Beaches Canyons
Kommos

Kommos

Kommos is about 70 kilometers in the south-west of Heraclion and the last part of the large bay of Mesara (starts from Kokkinos Pirgos) in the south. The beach…

Heraklion Beaches
Kalamaki

Kalamaki

The coastal Kalamaki settlement is 67 kilometers in the south of Heraclion, near Matala and ancient Festos. The longest beach of the south Crete is in Kalamaki…

Heraklion Beaches Towns and villages
Kaliviani monastery

Kaliviani monastery

The female monastery of Panagia Kaliviani is in the 60th kilometer of the road from Heraclion to Timpaki, turning right in a fork. It is built 80 meters above the…

Heraklion Monasteries
Sivas

Sivas

Sivas is one of the most beautiful villages in the Festos municipality, in the south-west side of Mesara plain. The settlement is built 110 meters above the sea…

Heraklion Towns and villages
Moires

Moires

Moires is the seat of the Festos municipality. It is a large town of the former Kainourio district, 53 kilometers from Heraklion and built in the Mesara plain,…

Heraklion Towns and villages
Matala

Matala

The village of hippies, Matala, is approximately 70 kilometers in the south of Heraclion and is one of the most famous coastal settlements of the southern Crete.…

Heraklion Towns and villages Beaches
Martsalo

Martsalo

The magnificent and lonely beach of Martsalo lies behind the western Asterousia Mountains, in the Lithino Cape. The bay is near the southern side of Mesara, 80…

Heraklion Canyons Beaches
Magarikari

Magarikari

The small village of Magarikari is on the western foot of Psiloreitis. Magarikari is built 450 meters above the sea level and, from there, you can admire the Kato…

Heraklion Towns and villages
Kouses

Kouses

Kouses is a historical village of the former Kainourio district and of the Festos municipality. The village is on the northern foot of the Pirgos hummock of the…

Heraklion Towns and villages
Castle Nuovo

Castle Nuovo

The ruins of Castle Nuovo are in the Psilo Kastelli hill, in the south-west of the Kastelli settlement, in the Festos municipality. The fortress was built by the…

Heraklion Fortresses
Kastelli

Kastelli

Kastelli, in the former district of Kainourrgio, in the Festos municipality, is in the southern foot of Psiloreitis, very close to the fortress of Castel Nuovo.…

Heraklion Towns and villages
Kamares cavern

Kamares cavern

The path from the Kamares settlement ends to the large and impressive Kamares cavern. The visitor walks between a dense forest of oaks. The total time to the end…

Heraklion Hiking Trails Caves
Kamares

Kamares

Kamares of the former Pirgiotissa district and of the Festos municipality is in the southern foot of Psiloreitis. 437 people live in the village according to the…

Heraklion Towns and villages
Monastery of Odigitria

Monastery of Odigitria

The beautiful male monastery of Odigitria is in the western end of the Asterousia Mountains, 250 meters above the sea level, near Agiofarago and Martsalo. The area…

Heraklion Monasteries
Monastery of Vrontisi

Monastery of Vrontisi

The male monastery of Vrontisi is in the southern foot of Psiloreitis, between the villages of Zaros and Vorizia, 550 meters above the sea level. Administratively…

Heraklion Monasteries
Gorge of Agios Nikolaos

Gorge of Agios Nikolaos

The path to the green gorge of Agios Nikolaos with the amazing waterfalls starts from the Zaros Lake and ends to one of the forest of Greece, the Rouvas forest.…

Heraklion E4 Canyons
Votomos

Votomos

The man- made lake, Zaros or Votomos, took its current shape in 1987, after the reformation of the area by the forest inspection. The lake is in the southern edge…

Heraklion Lakes
Zaros

Zaros

The beautiful and interesting town of Zaros is built 45 kilometers from Heraclion and is included in the Festos municipality. It is in the southern foot of the…

Heraklion Towns and villages
Voroi

Voroi

A very traditional and of high cultural importance village, Voroi, is 2-3 kilometers from Festos in the fertile plain of Mesara. Administratively Voroi falls under…

Heraklion Towns and villages
Gorge of Vorizia

Gorge of Vorizia

The entrance of the gorge of Vorizia is in a dense planted area full of oaks, in the east of Vorizia. The gorge ends to the amazing landscapes of the Nida plateau.…

Heraklion Canyons
Alithini

Alithini

Alithini is a small village in the former district of Kainourgio, in the Gortyna municipality. The settlement is 150 meters above the sea level. 150 people live…

Heraklion Towns and villages
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