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Saturday, March 14, 2015
This seaside village has been spared the great tourist development. Stroll by the sea and eat very good fish in most taverns
Palm trees, and clear blue waters. The exotic landscape worth a visit, although the trees need more care and the throng is great. For swimming, choose the adjacent beach Ermoupoli.
The Minoan Palace of Knossos is 5 km south-east from Heraklion The first settlement at Knossos dated around 7.000Ch., in the Neolithic Age. The economic, social and political development of the settlement led by the late second millennium BC the construction of the majestic palace of Knossos. Knossos was the seat of the legendary King Minos and the main power center in Crete.
Located almost in the center of the plain of Messara, built on a hill. A well-preserved Minoan palace takes some time to turn and must have in mind that we will not see the famous Phaistos disc. The album, one of the mysteries of archeology, since nobody has yet deciphered the 241 symbols shown above is kept in the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion.
Hundreds of species and thousands of organizations from the Mediterranean sea come face to face with you, to reveal to you the charm of their behavior, the various shapes and colors of their own world, their habits and needs. Former American Base Gournon Heraklion T/2810-337.788, www.cretaquarium.gr. Open daily from 09.30 - 21.00. Cost: EUR 8 (general admission), € 6 (for children 5 to 17 years and those over 65 years).
In the "village Pithara", which is 27 km from Rethymno and enjoys magnificent views of the sea, you will see people make pottery by hand in the traditional way, you will walk in flowered paths and eat good Cretan food.
Is the Gaulish village of Crete. Anogia have a particular culture and mentality, the first feature of which is the warm hospitality and the dignity and collective life of residents. The best time to come is in the summer, to drink coffee in cafes in both squares and try ' antikristo ' local meat in taverns ( baked slowly positioned opposite the fire and not above it) . The best thing would be to g village and visitors , and the party is out in the streetet married , which is always special guest throughout theTip: Spend a walk from the cooperative of the village to buy fresh xinomyzithra
Saint Paul - Triopetra
It is one of the most beautiful and "private" beaches of Crete and has a path to reach them. The southern beaches in Rethymno will compensate though: dunes several meters in Saint Paul, coarse sand and beautiful sunset in Triopetra.
The historic monastery is 23 km from Rethymno and worth a walk up there not only for the beauty of landscape and architecture, but also for the heavy history, with the highlight of the holocaust of 1866, when the Turks besieged the monastery Open for visits from 9 am to 8 pm, T/28310-83.136.
Most of the area last summer, but in the palm Prevelis is already reborn. This rare ecosystem located next to the sandy beach of Prevelis.
It is built on a slope at an altitude about 500 meters In the village there are over 40 churches, The Acropolis , the temple of Venus, vaulted tombs , the remains of the walls, signs of ancient times, and the Byzantine stone churches ( some with mosaics and frescoes with others ) have been occasionally subject of study leading to synthesize the history of Axos ancient times to the present.