Heraklion municipality

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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
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
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