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Heraklion

Every part of the capital of Crete, Heraclion, shows a different culture, every culture that flourished in there during the centuries. Every area travels you to…

Heraklion Towns and villages
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
Troumpa in Heraclion

Troumpa in Heraclion

Prostitutes, rebetes and mages were the residents of the Lakkos neighbourhood. In Lakos, there were weird feasts, hashish making and other illegal acts that could…

Crete Cretography
Martha

Martha

Martha is 54 kilometers from Heraklion, on the foot of the south-western edge of the Koupa hill of the Dikti Mountain. The village falls under the Viannos municipality…

Chania Towns and villages
Vromonero

Vromonero

The plateau of Vromonero is located in the southeastern part of Psiloritis, 10km west of Krousonas, at an altitude of 1300m. The special rocks of the area in combination…

Heraklion Plateaus
Voni

Voni

Voni is famous for its religious tourism due to its female monastery in the village that is dedicated to Agia Marina. Administratively the village is under the…

Heraklion Towns and villages
Thrapsano

Thrapsano

Thrapsano, the center of pottery in Crete, is about 30 kilometers in the south-east of Heraclion. The settlement is under the Minoa Pediados municipality and 340…

Heraklion Towns and villages
Tourloti

Tourloti

The picturesque and small settlement Tourloti is built on a Hill between the villages Kalivia and Tefeli. Tourloti is approximately 45 km from Heraklion city and…

Heraklion Towns and villages
Karavados

Karavados

The picturesque Karavados village is about 50 kilometers in the south-east of Heraclion and under the Minoa Pediados Municipality. 300 people live in the village…

Heraklion Towns and villages
Milliarades

Milliarades

Miliarades of the Viannos municipality is 53 kilometers from Heraklion, on the northern foot of the Koupa hill of the Dikti Mountain, 1188 meters above the sea…

Heraklion Towns and villages
Pefkos

Pefkos

The Pefkos village is on the southern foot of the Psari Madara hill of the Dikti Mountain, 2141 meters above the sea level and 10 kilometers from Ano Viannos. Pefkos…

Heraklion Towns and villages
Emparos

Emparos

The Emparos village is on the south-western foot of the Dikti Mountain, 430 meters above the sea level and the valley of the Mparitis River is around it. It is…

Heraklion Towns and villages
Avli

Avli

The picturesque Avli village of the Minoa Pediados is 35 kilometers from Heraclion. The Kassanoi settlement is under the Avli district. According to the 2011 census,…

Heraklion Towns and villages
Amiras

Amiras

Amiras or Amira is in the Viannos municipality, on the southern edges of the Dikti Mountain, 680 meters above the sea level, in a place full of olive and fruit-bearing…

Heraklion Towns and villages
Spilia tou listi

Spilia tou listi

Between Tsoutsouros and Kastri is the beautiful beach of Spilia tou Listi (i.e. thief's cavern). It is a beach that combines the sand with the great rocks and clear…

Heraklion Beaches
Ano Viannos

Ano Viannos

“Passers-by, when you go to Viannos, don’t walk on graves in order not to be burnt. Brothers were buried there that were fighting for freedom. They killed mothers,…

Heraklion Towns and villages
Kato Archanes

Kato Archanes

Kato Archanes is one of the most picturesque villages in the Heraklion prefecture with lots of alternative activities. Paths, small woods, archaeological sites…

Heraklion Towns and villages
Fourni

Fourni

A walk in the beautiful, man-made small wood next to one of the most important archaeological sites in Crete would be a very good idea. Fourni is on a hill full…

Heraklion Archaeological Areas Forest
Archanes

Archanes

“The other day, the three friends went a trip to a fine village known for its vineyards, about two hours from Kastro. It was on the foot of the Holly Mountain,…

Heraklion Towns and villages
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
Agarathos

Agarathos

The beautiful and historical Agarathos Monastery is 380 meters above the sea level, in the south-western side of the Soros Panteli hillock of the Pediada district.…

Heraklion Monasteries
Museum of El Greco

Museum of El Greco

A museum with an exhibition of the copies of the work of Domenicos Theotokopoulos was found in 1998, in Fodele, the birthplace of the great painter. The El Greco…

Heraklion Other Museums
Fodele

Fodele

The picturesque Fodele settlement is on the 25th kilometer of the Heraclion- Chania national road, built in a very colorful landscape. Large trees, flowers, the…

Heraklion Towns and villages
Rogdia

Rogdia

Rodia or Rogdia is a picturesque settlement, built amphitheatrically on the sides of Marmarokefala, 300 meters above the sea level. Rodia with the panoramic view…

Heraklion Towns and villages
Savathiana Monastery

Savathiana Monastery

A small paradise on earth with tranquility, peacefulness and devoutness for the visitor is in the Savathiana Monastery, in Rogdia. The monastery is 20 kilometers…

Heraklion Monasteries
Chondros

Chondros

Chondros is a village of the Viannos municipality and 64 kilometers from Heraclion. The long beaches are a feature of the district. Kastri (where the beach starts),…

Heraklion Towns and villages
Tertsa

Tertsa

Tertsa is a small but picturesque coastal settlement, 90 kilometers in the south-east of Heraclion and 25 kilometers in the south of Ierapetra. The village is in…

Heraklion Beaches Towns and villages
Kato Simi

Kato Simi

One of the most beautiful villages of the Viannos municipality, built in a very green area, is the Kato Simi village. Simi has the largest forest in the Heraclion…

Heraklion Towns and villages
Kastri

Kastri

Kastri, the coastal settlement of the Viannos municipality, is 70 kilometers in the south-east of Heraklion. Kastri has been connected with the Keratokampos settlement…

Heraklion Beaches Towns and villages
Afrati

Afrati

Afrati is a small traditional settlement of the Viannos municipality, 45 kilometers in the south-east of Heraklion. 175 people live in the beautiful village with…

Heraklion Towns and villages
Arvi

Arvi

Arvi is a coastal settlement of the Viannos municipality, 80 kilometers from Heraklion and 35 kilometers from Ierapetra. The settlement is in front of a valley…

Heraklion Beaches Towns and villages
Voutes

Voutes

The Voutes settlement is on a hillock with an amazing view of Heraclion and 12 kilometers from it. The Voutes district is also consisted of the Giofirakia settlement.…

Heraklion Towns and villages
Knossos

Knossos

One of the most important centres of the ancient civilization is 5 kilometres to the south-east of Heraklion in a green area with olive trees, vineyards and cypresses…

Heraklion Archaeological Areas
E4 Asites - Profitis Ilias

E4 Asites - Profitis Ilias

The path in the Agios Charalampos gorge is a part of the E4 European long distance route. Following the route, you can go through the impressive Agios Antonios…

Heraklion E4
Gorge of Venerato

Gorge of Venerato

The gorge of Venerato is a very small gorge, 500 meters long and with a natural beauty. The gorge is between Venerato and the Paliani Monastery and 17 kilometers…

Heraklion Canyons
Siva

Siva

Siva is a village of the Heraclion municipality, 280 meters above the sea level. 260 people live in the settlement and their main occupations are olive crop and…

Heraklion Towns and villages
Kerasia

Kerasia

The Kerasia settlement is built on the eastern sides of the Chalepa hill, 340 meters above the sea level, on the 20th kilometer of the national Heraclion-Mesara…

Heraklion Towns and villages
Paliani Monastery

Paliani Monastery

The Paliani Monastery is near and under Venerato of the Heraclion municipality and is one of the oldest monasteries in Crete. The female monastery is from the First…

Heraklion Monasteries
Venerato

Venerato

Venerato is a village of the Heraclion municipality, 20 kilometers from the Heraclion city. Administratively the district is consisted of Venerato, the Paliani…

Heraklion Towns and villages
Pirgou

Pirgou

The beautiful and traditional buildings and the two flour-mills in Kazola are worth visiting in Pirgou. Pirgou is 20 kilometers from Heraclion where, administratively,…

Heraklion Towns and villages
Petrokefalo

Petrokefalo

“… on the lap of the mountain and hidden from the sun is the large village of Petrokefalo” wrote N. Kazantzakis, in his book, “Kapetan Michalis”. Petrokefalo is…

Heraklion Towns and villages
Pentamodi

Pentamodi

Pentamodi is a quiet and picturesque village in the valley of the Gazanos River, 17 kilometers from Heraclion. Administratively, the village is under the extended…

Heraklion Towns and villages
Kato Asites

Kato Asites

Kato Asites is a beautiful, mountain village on the foot of the Psiloreitis Mountain, 450 meters above the sea level. The distance of the village to Heraclion is…

Heraklion Towns and villages
Agios Charalampos gorge

Agios Charalampos gorge

The gorge starts from the small Agios Charalampos church in the south of the Ano Asites settlement. The small gorge is easily accessed, particularly in the summer,…

Heraklion Canyons
Ano Asites

Ano Asites

Ano Asites is a settlement of the former Malevizi district of the Heraclion municipality. It is a village of a high environmental, cultural and archaeological interest.…

Heraklion Towns and villages
Agios Mironas

Agios Mironas

The Agios Mironas settlement is exquisite for its architecture and its cultural activities. Administratively, the village is under the former Malevizi district,…

Heraklion Towns and villages
Skourvoula

Skourvoula

Skourvoula of the Festos municipality is built on the southern foot of Sanidas Mountain, 350 meters above the sea level, with a panoramic view of the fertile Mesara…

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
Metaxochori

Metaxochori

The picturesque village of Metaxochori is built in the foot of a hill, 420 meters above the sea and 34 metres from Heraclion. The village belongs to the Archanes-Asterousia…

Heraklion Towns and villages
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