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VILLAGES  > Crete Island
VILLAGES of Crete Island


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Agia Fotia in Lassithi

The picturesque village of Agia Fotia is located approximately 6 kilometers away from Ierapetra and constitutes a pole of attraction for many visitors every summer, mainly due to its exquisite beach. In the general area there are several tourist facilities, from hotels and rooms to let to restaurants, cafeterias and tourist shops. Near the village of Agia Fotia a whole cemetery was discovered after excavation projects that took place, dating back to the Minoan period, with lots of vessels, bronze items and utensils as well as some other findings which you are ab...| more info

Agia Pelagia in Heraklio

The village of Agia Pelagia is located within a distance of 25 kilometers away from the city of Heraklion, on the northern coast of the island and has a permanent population of about 500 people. Though relatively small, it is a very well known tourist resort with several facilities and exquisite sandy beaches witch attract lots of visitors, especially during the months of the summer. You will have to chance to choose among lodging facilities of all kinds which will surely supply your needs and will also fit your budget. There is also a wide variety of restaurant...| more info

Anatoli in Lassithi

The picturesque village of Anatoli is located within a distance of approximately 31 kilometers away from Agios Nikolaos and 14 kilometers away from Ierapetra. It is the seat of the municipality of the same name, which consists of four smaller settlements, where reside permanently approximately 1200 inhabitants. In particular, it consists of the settlements of Kalogeri, Stomio, Ammoudares and Anatoli, which is the most known of the municipality. It is built on an altitude of about 650 meters above sea level, a fact that adds a magnificent view to the island of Ch...| more info

Arhanes in Heraklio

Acharnes is a beautiful city situated on an green basin east of the mount Giouchta, 10km from Knossos. The city preserves its name from the antiquity; its history is estimated to be of thousands of years. As it is expected, the surrounding area is of special archeological interest. The diggings demonstrated that the first settlement was built here around 6000 BC. Further, it resulted that Acharnes was a particularly important Minoan city which was flourishing. The luxurious and magnificent palace built here around 1900 BC is indicative of the wealth of the city;...| more info

Arkalohori in Heraklio

Arkalochori (also Arkalokhori) is a modern city in Crete and the archaeological site of a Minoan sacred cave in eastern Crete. The sacred cave was used from 2500 to 1450 BCE. It is located 32 km south of Heraklion and has a population of 15000.Arkalochori is not far south from the newly discovered Minoan palace at Galatas. Bronze and gold double axes have been excavated at the Arkalochori cave.The Arkalochori Axe is a votive double axe excavated in the Arkalochori cave by Spyridon Marinatos. It is notable for being engraved with an inscription of 15 symbols. Som...| more info

Arvi in Heraklio

Arvi is a small fishing village on the coast that is surrounded by hot houses. In the area there are Byzantine churches, a war monument, and a pleasant beach.


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Elounda in Lassithi

Elounda is a small fishing town on the Elounda Bay, on the island of Crete, Greece. It is popular with European tourists and has several hotels. Elounda is also the closest major town to the former leper colony of Spinalonga. The town is close to the city of Aghios Nikolaos and the village of Plaka (Lassithi).Elounda is the self-proclaimed "most luxurious resort" in Greece. It is home to many luxury 5-star hotels as well as budget accommodation. Most of the major luxury hotels are located out of town, set in their own grounds.Many bars and restaurants can ...| more info

Gouves in Heraklio
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Hani Kokini in Heraklio

This is another one frequented tourist resort of northern Crete, located within a distance of 13 kilometers away from the city of Heraklion, near Gouves. It is permanently populated by approximately 1000 inhabitants, which is multiplying during the months of the summer. During antiquity the area obviously flourished, a fact confirmed by the ruins of the Minoan palace of Niros. Among other items of particular archaeological interest, vessels, vases, utensils, and ceramics were found. There is also evidence that a shipyard used to operate during the Minoan times o...| more info

Ierapetra in Lassithi

Ierapetra is one of the most important municipalities of the Lasithi prefecture and at the same time the southernmost town in Europe, with a permanent population of about 25000 people. It is a coastal town, situated in the bay of the same name, where a particularly high tourist activity is observed during the summer.The town of Ierapetra is known since the Minoan times, however the period of its great flourish was during the classic antiquity when it was classified among the most developed town of the whole island of Crete. Later on, however, during the 3r...| more info

Kalo Horio in Lassithi

The small village of Istro is 8km south of Agios Nikolaos and has some very beautiful beaches on the east side. You can park your car at the top at the side of road and walk down.

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Limenas Hersonissou in Heraklio

Hersonisos is a small vilage of approximately 4000 people and it is located only 27 kilometers away from Heraklion of Crete. Howeveer, its population during the summer months multiplies as lots of visitors from every country fo the world arrive here. This happens because Hersonisos is the largest tourist resort of the perfecture of Heraklion and one of the largest and most equipped of the whole island of Crete. Here you will be able to chose among all kinds of lodging facilities, ranging from luxurious hotel complexes to smaller but always comfortable rooms to l...| more info

Malia in Heraklio

Malia is a locaion with a history of thousands of years and this is particularly obvious if you choose to visit the ruins of the Minoan Palace that is situated here. This particular palace was originaly built in the Bronze Era, but suffered severe damages when an earthquake hit Crete. However, soon enough it was rebuilt and most of the ruins that survive until this day date back to the second period of its construction, near the end of the Bronze Era.Modern Malia is among the most well-known tourist resorts of Crete, due to its impressive variety of bars, clubs ...| more info

Matala in Heraklio

Apart from the hippies, the caves were used as dwellings by prehistoric man. There have also been found several tombs, dug in the rock, dating back to the Roman and Early Christian era. The small church dedicated to Panaghia (Holy Virgin), dug in the rock does also go back to this period and it is dated in the period of Roman persecutions of Christians. The place used as a catacomb for the persecuted Christian people, as show the steps carved on the rock.Today the place is considered as an archaeological site, the caves have been fenced and access and staying th...| more info

Piskopiano in Heraklio

Piskopiano is a small traditional village of only 450 inhabitants which is located within a distance of 30 kilometers away from the city of Heraklion. The first thing that will impress you when you visit its distinguishable architecture with most of its houses having arches, which is the most characterizing feature of the village. The village Of Koutouloufari is located within such a small distance from Piskopiano that the impression often given is that there is only one village in the area instead of two. While you're here, it is really worth it to visit the ch...| more info

Servili Tilissou in Heraklio

Tylissos situated on the Northeastern mountainsides of Psiloritis, at a distance of 13 kilometres Southwestern to Heraklion, Tylissos is a big village, inland, but close enough to the sea, with more than 1.000 permanent residents. It still holds the name it had since the Minoan period, when it was a flourishing independed city, an ally of the powerful city of Knossos. Three Minoan villas are worth seeing within the village. The villas are dated to the New Palace Period, and collapsed in the 15th century b.C., along with the palace of Cnossos. The ruins of a Mino...| more info

Stalida in Heraklio

Stalida is another well-known tourist resort of the Heraklion prefecture, which is normally quiet during the winter and flooded with tourists during with summer, who arrive here to spend their holidays. It has around 1000 permanent residents and is located 33 kilometers eastern of the city of Heraklion and merely 3 kilometers western of Malia. The beaches of the village are remarkable, both those consisting of sand and those who are more rocky and ideal for diving and snorkeling.In the area you will discover a wide variety, ranging from big hotel complexes...| more info

Zaros in Heraklio

Zaros is one of the big villages of the Heraklion prefecture with about 3500 permanent inhabitants and is located in a lush green area, within a distance of approximately 42 kilometers from the city of Heraklion. In the village you will be able to find two spacious hotels and several rooms to let. There is also a Town Hall, a police station, a post office, a primary school and a high school. Within a distance of 2 kilometers from Zaros there is the lake of Zaros with its water factory and a breeding ground for trouts and salmons as well as several restaurants. W...| more info

VILLAGES in Crete Island
VILLAGES in Heraklio
Agia PelagiaLimenas HersonissouMaliaMatalaPiskopianoServili TilissouStalidaArhanesArkalohoriArviGouvesHani KokiniZaros
VILLAGES in Lassithi
MohlosNeapoliPaleokastroSissiSitiaMilatosMakrigialosAgia FotiaAnatoliEloundaIerapetraKalo Horio
VILLAGES in Rethymno
AdelePlakiasRethimnoSpiliAgia GaliniAgios Pavlos SaktourionAxos MylopotamouBaliGiannoudiKato Rodakino MirthiosKerames
Lucy Hotel, Chalkida, Evia, Greece
Apollon Inn, Arachova, Greece
Pantelio Hotel, Karystos, Evia, Greece
Delfini Hotels, Marmari, Evia, Greece
Tereza Apartments, Limnionas, Evia, Greece
Casa Laios, Xiliadou, Evia, Greece
Anaxos Gardens, Anaxos, Lesvos, Greece
Kalithea Sun Hotel, Kalithea, Rhodes, Greece
Camping Leonidas, Ag. Konstantinos, Fiotita, Greece
Johns Hotel, Chalkida, Evia, Greece
Hotel Anseli, Kremasti, Rhodes, Greece
Panorama Hotel, Rhodes, Greece
Pearl Hotel, Rhodes Town, Rhodes, Greece
Paris Hotel, Old town Rhodes, Rhodes, Greece
Olive Garden, Lardos, Rhodes, Greece
Tzambika Hotel. Faliraki, Rhodes, Greece