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Villages located at the North West of Heraklion Prefecture
(Following the root from Town to West)
Heraklion Town
The city of Heraklion is situated almost at the middle of the northern coast of Crete, at the western part of the prefecture's territory. It is the capital city of the prefecture -and of the whole island- with 140.000 permanent residents and numerous students, more than 15.000; the city is the seat of several Faculties of the University of Crete, mainly Science and Medicine. more about Heraklion Town...

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Ammoudara Village
Ammoudara (meaning "the huge sand" in greek) is a well developed tourist resort within the open bay of Heraklion. Situated 6 kilometres far from Heraklion at the West and has only a few permanent residents, and is very close to the tourist resort of Linoperamata. more about Ammoudara...

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Linoperamata Village
Situated 8 kilometres far from Heraklion at theWest within the open bay of Heraklion, very close to Amoudara, Linoperamata is a well developed tourist settlement with some 160 permanent residents It is worth seeing the ruins of the Venetian castle at Palaeokastro, at a distance of 3 kilometres far from the settlement, at the North. more about Linopermata...

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Tylissos Village
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. more about Tylissos...

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Agia Pelagia Village
The village of Aghia Pelaghia is situated at the Northern coast of Crete, 24 kilometres far from Heraklion at the Southwest. It is a famous tourist resort with marvellous sandy beaches, well protected small coves, where the sea is usually calm. Thanks to its wide tourist facilities it receives a good number of visitors; it counts approximately 550 permanent residents. According to the Greek scholars who have studied the history of the area, the actual village has been built on the place of the ancient city of Apollonia. more about Agia Pelagia...

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Fodele Village
Fodele is a small picturesque inland village, 3 kilometres far from the beach (the homonymous bay) and 27 kilometres western to Heraklion. The village is located in a magnificent environment with orange-trees, high perennial plane trees, a lot of current water and reed thickets. The village has some 550 permanent residents. more about Fodele...

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Villages located at the North East of Heraklion Prefecture
(Following the root from Town to East)
Karteros - Amnissos Villages
Karteros is a coastal tourist settlement, successive to the settlement of Amnissos ; it is found 8 kilometres far from Heraklion at the East and counts some 550 permanent residents. In the area of the settlements (Karteros and Amnissos) it was situated the port of Minoan Knossos, as states Strabo. Amnissos was continuously inhabited from Midde Minoan period up to Roman times. more about Karteros - Amnissos...

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Archanes Village
Archanes is a lovely picturesque town with 3.860 permanent residents, built on a hillside within an area with luxurious vegetation and a lot of current water. It is situated at a distance of 16 kilometres far from Heraklion at the South. Archanes is found in the centre of an area full of archaeological sites, mainly of the Minoan period, all of great importance. There are many things worth seeing and visiting in the area. more about Archanes...

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Peza Village
Situated at a distance of 18 kilometres far from Heraklion at the Southeast, the rather small inland village of Peza is an important agricultural and economic center, due to the extended agricultural products, mainly wine and olive oil. It has several agricultural co-operatives, many wine factories and a long tradition in viniculture and olive trees' growing. The village has a population of more than 400 permanent residents. more about Peza...

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Hani Kokkini Village
Chani Kokkini is an important tourist resort at the Northern coast of Crete. It is situated at a distance of 13 kilometres far from Heraklion at the East, on the Old National Road and close to the actual National Road. The village counts more than 1000 permanent residents and it is successive to the settlements of Gournes and Vathianos Kambos. more about Hani Kokkini...

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Gouves Village
Gouves is a small scenic village 2 kilometres far from the well known coastal tourist resort of Kato Gouves. Both settlements are situated at a distance of approximately 16 kilometres far from Heraklion at the East; Gouves is the smaller of the two and counts less than 350 permanent residents, whereas Kato Gouves has more that 1200 people. more about Gouves...

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Piskopiano Village
Situated at a distance of 31 kilometres far from Heraklion at the East, the traditional village of Piskopiano is almost united with the successive village of Koutouloufari. This village of 450 permanent residents has an interesting architecture, as many of the old houses have an arch, a very common architectural feature in the village. more about Piskopiano...

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Koutouloufari Village
Situated at a distance of 32 kilometres far from Heraklion at the East, the traditional village of Koutouloufari is almost united with the village of Piskopiano. This village of 600 permanent residents has an interesting architecture, as many of the old houses have an arch, a very common architectural feature in the village. more about Koutouloufari...

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Hersonissos Village
Hersonissos or Limenas Chersonissou is the most cosmopolitan and touristy developed resort of the prefecture and possibly of the island; and of course is one of the most popular tourist destinations. It is situated some 28 kilometres far from Heraklion at the East and counts approximately 3000 permanent residents. more about Hersonissos...

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Stalida Village
A tourist resort, very popular and crowded in summer, Stalida is situated at a distance of 3 kilometres at the West of Malia and at a distance of 33 kilometres far from Heraklion at the East. The town counts some 1000 permanent residents. more about Stalida...

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Malia Village
The history of the village goes back to the Neolithic times, but it seems that it flourished mostly during the Minoan times, when Mallia was one of the most important towns of Crete. At a distance of 3 kilometres eastern to the village, there is the famous palace of Malia, equal in fame and archaeological importance to the palaces of Knossos and Faistos, which also flourished during the same period. Actually, most of the ruins preserved go back to the New Palace period (17th - 15th centuries b.C.). According to the myth, the area was dominated by Sarpedon, the brother of Minos. more about Malia...

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Villages located at the South West of Heraklion Prefecture
(Following the root from West to East)
Timbaki Village
Center of economic and agricultural activity of the southern area of the prefecture, Tymbaki is a prosperous town with more than 5.000 permanent residents. Situated by the sea, within a very fertile, extended plain intensely cultivated, it is famous for the quantity, the variety and the quality of vegetables, which grow twice the year, thanks to the climate and the cultivation in greenhouses. more about Timbaki...

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Matala Village
Matala is a very site, since it had been used as the port, first of Phaistos during the Minoan period and then of Gortys during Hellenistic and Roman times. A good number of ancient shipwrecks, mainly of the Roman period have been detected in the seabed of the area. The wrecks show that commercial exchanges flourished and ships transported goods to and from Crete, especiallhy the famous Cretan wine which traveled to Rome, Alexandreia in Egypt and other centres of the ancient world. more about Matala...

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Sivas Village
Situated at a distance of 62 kilometres far from Heraklion at the Southwest, not far from the road to Matala, Sivas is a beautiful small traditional inland village of 400 permanent residents, listed by the Ministry of Culture as a traditional village with conservation status; it has interesting stone buildings with carved blazons and arched doors; it is famous for the cultivation of various high quality agricultural products, mainly olive trees. It is the birthplace of the greek author Themos Cornaros. more about Sivas...

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Mires Village
Situated within the Messara plain, 55 kilometres far from Heraklion at the Southwest, Mires is an inland town, the administrative and commercial centre of the broader area, with a population of some 6.000 permanent residents. more about Mires...

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Villages located at the South East of Heraklion Prefecture
(Following the root from West to East)
Viannos Village
A picturesque inland large village, amphitheatrically built on the sourthern foot of Dikti Mountain, Viannos is situated at a distance of 65 kilometres far from Heraklion at the Southeast. The village keeps the features of the traditional Cretan village, with old houses, uphill narrow streets and stone fountains, with opennings here and there, shadowed by old plane trees. The village is the birthplace of the Greek author Ioannis Kondylakis. more about Viannos...

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