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Spili

Spili

Spili is a traditional, mountain settlement of the Agios Vasileios municipality in the Rethimno prefecture. The settlement is built amphitheatrically, on the western…

Rethimno 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
Spiliotissa monastery

Spiliotissa monastery

The picturesque Panagia Spiliotissa monastery is between Agios Vasileios and Choudetsi and 22 kilometers from Heraclion. In order to reach the monastery, you have…

Heraklion Monasteries
10. Omalos - Agia Roumeli

10. Omalos - Agia Roumeli

The tenth route of the E4 European long distance Path is about 18 kilometers and lasts 6 hours and 30 minutes. The time it has to be followed is from May to October(due…

Chania E4
Knosano gorge

Knosano gorge

The Knosano gorge from where the E4 European Path starts is the natural continuation of the Holly Moutain, Giouchtas, in Ano Archanes. The gorge starts from the…

Heraklion Canyons
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
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
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
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
Marathos

Marathos

The mountainous Marathos village of the Malevizi municipality is about 20 kilometers from Heraclion and 300 meters above the sea level. The Marathianos River is…

Heraklion Towns and villages
Sokaras

Sokaras

The picturesque village of Sokaras is 50 kilometers from Heraclion between olive trees and fertile vineyards and garden produce of the plain of Mesara. Places of…

Heraklion Towns and villages
Agios Thomas

Agios Thomas

Agios Thomas is a place with an imposing landscape, dense vegetation and a magnificent view. The carved winepresses, the Roman tombs, the Melissa fortress, the…

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
Astritsi

Astritsi

In  Kato Vrisi, in Astritsi, someone can find a forgotten part of the paradise. Administratively, Astritsi belongs to the Archanes- Asterousia Municipality,…

Heraklion Towns and villages
Pelekita cavern

Pelekita cavern

The impressive cavern of Pelekita or “tis Sikias o Spilios” is one of the biggest caverns in Crete and of a high archaeological importance. It is about 5 kilometers…

Lasithi Caves
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