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Achlada Community

ACHLADA (Village) GAZI
Tel: +30 2810 811255
  The Municipal District of Ahlada is 23 km away from Heraklion. It is a mountainous area at an average altitude of 189m. The settlement of Ahlada which is situated on top of the hill that dominates Agia Pelagia, is a model of a farming settlement. In spite of an interesting old part and the astonishing view, a shift of the productive activity of the inhabitants towards the coastline of the Municipal District has been noted.
  Τhe entire area is characterized by smooth hills where olive groves are dominant while at the bays of Agia Pelagia and Lygaria there are sandy beaches for swimming and tourism activities are dominant. The sea and the morphology of the ground on the hills are deemed to be the most significant factors of the district, which has resulted in the upgrading of the tourist product provided. Agia Pelagia, Lygaria, Palaiokastro are deemed to be amongst the most beautiful tourist areas of our Municipality which attracts thousands of tourists, Greeks and foreigners every summer and they have been developed into resort centers.

AGIA PELAGIA (Port) HERAKLIO
The entire area is characterized by smooth hills where olive groves are dominant while at the bays of Agia Pelagia and Lygaria there are sandy beaches for swimming and tourism activities are dominant. The sea and the morphology of the ground on the hills are deemed to be the most significant factors of the district, which has resulted in the upgrading of the tourist product provided. Agia Pelagia, Lygaria, Palaiokastro are deemed to be amongst the most beautiful tourist areas of our Municipality which attracts thousands of tourists, Greeks and foreigners every summer and they have been developed into resort centers.

This extract is cited Oct 2002 from the Municipality of Gazi URL below, which contains images.


Ammoudara

AMOUDARA (Beach) HERAKLIO
In Ammoudara you will see one of the most organized beaches of the County of Heraklion. A 5km sandy beach granted with a European blue flag distinction, is suitable for sports. In the summertime, it is most vibrant since it embraces thousands of tourists. You will find fabulous taverns with traditional dishes, coffee shops, bars and clubs for superb nightlife until the early hours.

ANALIPSI (Village) HERAKLIO
  It’s an old settlement that has fast rate of tourist growth the last years. The settlement is built near to the deep blue sea with beautiful beaches, which many of them have been rewarded.
This text (extract) is cited February 2004 from the Municipality of Chersonissos tourist pamphlet.

Demati Community

DEMATI (Village) ARKALOCHORI
Tel: +30 28910 71071

Fodele Community

FODELE (Village) GAZI
Tel: +30 2810 521233
Going to Fodele
  At the 25th km of Heraklion - Rethymno highway we meet the junction for Fodele, having on our left, two of the three beaches of the area that are separated by the mouth of Pandomandri's river. The river flows by the road and after a 3 km drive through orange trees it reaches the village. Fodele is a mountainous area at an altitude of 60m above sea level. Both the old core of the settlement at the western slope of the small valley and the newer at the banks of the small river compose a very interesting structured environment, which in combination with the rich vegetation and the orange groves create a unique landscape for central Crete.
Fodele Village
  The village comprises an oasis of freshness, especially for the hot days of summer. The village's square offers itself for relaxation and gives the chance to visitors to enjoy their coffee or lunch next to the river underneath the perennial plane trees. A bit further down the square, at Archontico settlement there is Dominico Theotocopoulos Museum of Replicas, which is housed at the alleged birth-place of the great painter. At the same settlement there is the small Byzantine church of Panagia (Virgin Mary) (The presentation of the Virgin Mary), which is said to be the motive of Greco to get involved with hagiography. This church is built on the ruins of an older three-sectioned Byzantine church with wonderful frescos and sculptures.
  Except for the developed tourist beach and the huge hotel complex, in Fodele settlement there have also developed remarkable activities in handicraft sector and pop art trade together with the rendering of services of taverns and restaurants. Significant is also the trade of local products, mainly oranges.
  An area of outstanding natural beauty is the surroundings of Dominico Theotocopoulos' house and the Byzantine church in Loumbinies. At a similar area there is Galini area where there is a creek bearing waters until July, verdant with plane trees, which empties into a natural port of unique beauty - an area with rare aesthetics value and many antiquities that could be declared as a national park.

Garipa Community

GARIPA (Village) ARKALOCHORI
Tel: +30 28910 93350

Gazi Community

GAZI (Small town) MALEVIZIO
Just 7km away from Heraklion on the right side of the bank of Gazanos river, as the ancient Triton river is known. The area of Gazi has been inhabited since Minoan times and nowadays hosts the Municipality's headquarters at a newly built Town Hall situated at Platia Eleftherias. It is a resort with 12 settlements presenting residential booming maintaining the same time its individual cultural interest.

Gonies Community

GONIES (Village) CHERSONISSOS
Tel: +30 28970 51372
  Historical and colourful village built at the foot of Lassithi Mountains, with many natural resources, great canyons and what’s more the Ampelos gorge, lovely caves with their rich natural decoration, oak trees and so much more. All these consist enchanting scenery with bird’s eye view, the best for explorations and peaceful walks.
This text (extract) is cited February 2004 from the Municipality of Chersonissos tourist pamphlet.

Ini Community

INI (Village) ARKALOCHORI
Tel: +30 28910 91432

Kalessa Community

KALESSIA (Village) GAZI
  It is a small, picturesque village with a traditional settlement of stone built houses, on a hill. It brings back past times of 1900 with the old quarter and the narrow allies that give a sense of tranquility and simplicity. The traditional coffee shops serve tsikoudia (local strong alcoholic drink) and Cretan rusks with olives from the local production and wine made from the famous grapes of Kalessa.
  At the square of the village there is Evagelismos church (Annunciation church), typical sample of the Venetian domination in Crete of 13th century. Another significant church is Ai Yiorgi church (St. George church), stone built in basilica manure, which dates back to 1300. The itinerary to Kalessa has been described to be not only naturalistic but also historic due to the monuments of the area. The route up to the village is passing through vineyards and olive groves, having sea as background from the one side and mountains from the other. Kalessa is built on a hill, the foot of which has many caves known since Minoan times that; were later developed by the Venetians and were modified with chiseled arches.

Kassanos Community

KASSANOS (Village) ARKALOCHORI
Tel: +30 28910 61434

Kastelliana Community

KATO KASTELLIANA (Village) ARKALOCHORI
Tel: +30 28910 71290

Kavrochori

KAVROCHORI (Village) GAZI
Three (3) km after Gazi you will find Kavrochori settlement, which is popular for its vivid traditional character and picturesqueness. Narrow allies, old factories and stone built houses with 'ontas' and wooden staircase. It is worth mentioning the old olive press (Fabrika) of the village that is at least 200 years old.

Kera Community

KERA (Village) CHERSONISSOS
Tel: +30 28970 51497
  It is consisted of two old settlements, which played a vital role in the revolution of Christians the previous century. The settlements are surrounded of streams and brooks, fruit-bearing and wild trees, offering visitors unique short walks. The historical Monastery of Panagia Kera "Kardiotissa" was the guarding entrance to the rich valley of Lassithi in years of Cretan Revolution.
This text (extract) is cited February 2004 from the Municipality of Chersonissos tourist pamphlet.

Lefkochori Community

LEFKOCHORI (Village) ARKALOCHORI
Tel: +30 28910 22529

Monastery of the Virgin at Agarathos

MONI AGARATHOU (Monastery) THRAPSANO
Tel: +30 2810 771218, 771621, 771874

Monastery of St. John at Anopolis

MONI AGIOU IOANOU TOU THEOLOGOU (Monastery) GOUVES
Tel: +30 2810 781349
  The monastery is located in a small distance south east of Anopolis in a tree covered valley. It was first a part of the Saint George monastery located by the mouth of Aposelemis river a few kilometers to the north, but around 15th - 16th century the monks due to the raids of the pirates moved from Saint George’s monastery to the monastery of Saint John taking with them the icon of the Saint which exists until today.
  During the Turkish occupation a "secret school" has been operating at the monastery which was also a base of the rebellions against the invaders.
  The monks of the monastery and the people of Anopolis paid for their activities when in July 1896 the Turks slaughtered them and ruined the monastery. A cross stands at the top of the overlooking hill to remind this massacre.
  The monastery was refounded by Kalinikos Daskalakis (1904 - 1936).

Monastery of St. Panteleimon at Fodele

MONI AGIOU PANTELEIMONOS (Monastery) GAZI
Tel: +30 2810 521266, 521281
It is almost a 5 km drive along the river through orange and plane trees. Built in the last period of the Venetian occupation, it is in complete harmony with the verdant scenery/landscape. During the Turkish occupation, the monastery constituted the center of the revolutionary action and even though it was severely damaged and pillaged it preserved its traditional architecture of a monastery.

Monastery of Odigitria

MONI ODIGITRIAS (Monastery) MIRES
Tel: +30 28920 42364

Monastery of Paliani

MONI PALIANIS (Monastery) PALIANI
Tel: +30 2810 791331

Monastery of the Virgin at Savvathiana

MONI SAVATHIANON (Monastery) GAZI
Tel: +30 2810 841296, 220579
It is situated in a verdant ravine of Vasilikos mountain nearby Rodia. It is dedicated to Agios Antonios, the protector of the Monks, in whose honour an old cave-like church was built. It is amongst the most significant historic monasteries where in the Turkish occupation period monks from Agios Savas (on Almyros beach) found refuge due to its inaccessible position. The Monastery was severely damaged during the Turkish attack in 1648, though in 1745 reconstruction work commenced.

Nipiditos Community

NIPIDITOS (Village) ARKALOCHORI
Tel: +30 28910 61204

Panagia Community

PANAGIA (Village) ARKALOCHORI
Tel: +30 28910 61309

Panorama Community

PANORAMA (Village) ARKALOCHORI
Tel: +30 28910 93643

Partira Community

PARTIRA (Village) ARKALOCHORI
Tel: +30 28910 22837

PISKOPIANO (Village) CHERSONISSOS
  At the foot of Mt. Harakas, lies also the colourful Piskopiano. Traditional settlement with so much beauty inside and outside the settlement. A vivid example of the richness of local art is the Agricultural museum. Here was founded the first Bishopric of Hersonissos.
This text (extract) is cited February 2004 from the Municipality of Chersonissos tourist pamphlet.

Rodia Community

RODIA (Small town) GAZI
Tel: +30 2810 841221
  The historic settlement of Rodia lays on the steep slope overlooking Heraklion bay and is recently booming into a residential center of high quality dwellings. Rodia is 16km away from Heraklion and owes its name to the old church of Virgin Mary's Annunciation. The steep slopes compose landscapes of exquisite beauty especially on the coastline and at the foot of the Valley and the gorge that starts from the bay of Palaiokastro and ends at the NW of Rodia settlement. Visitors are amazed by the wonderful route and the 240m altitude overlooking the port of Heraklion, Ammoudara's bay and the verdant scenery.

Skinias Community

SKINIAS (Village) ARKALOCHORI
Tel: +30 28910 91444

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