Once in the village it is worth visiting the Byzantine
church of Panaghia (Virgin Mary), dating back to the 11th century, a
cruciform church with a cupola.
Of course, don't miss to visit the house where "El Greco" was born, close to
the church of Panaghia. The house is now a Museum, obviously dedicated to the
life and work of "El Greco"; you will see copies of several works of the painter
and you may take a tour to the painting workshop of the Museum.
A series of cultural activities are irganised in the village in summer,
by the end of July.
Thanks to the extraordinary environment, the marvellous beach and "El
Greco", the village receives a lot of visitors. As a result you will
find a wide reange of accommodation alternatives, and several taverns
restaurants and cafes. You will also find many gift shops with souvenirs.
And, if you wish to take a swim, the nearby beach is well enough organised
to satisfy your desirs.
Access from Heraklion is posssible by public bus with regular service,
as well as rented and private car and motorbike. To get to the village
you may follow either the National Road or the secondary road; the former
is somehow shorter, but if you take the secondary road you will have
a marvellous drive within a scenic environment.