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Listed 3 sub titles with search on: Sights for destination: "EPANO ARCHANES Small town HERAKLIO".

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The School at Ano Archanes

An excellent specimen of a specialized building, one of the first structures erected during the period of the Cretan State. It was designed by the architect Salivero, one of Prince George's officials. The plans were completed in 1901 and the construction was accomplished thanks to donations of rich Archanians living in the U.S.A. The building is Pi-shaped in plan, has two storeys and a basement, it is built of stone and its roof is partially wooden and covered with tiles. It is a monumental but well balanced structure with many harmonic and elegant Neoclassical features.
Since its construction, the building has been used as a school. During the German occupation it housed General Muller's division.
The building was repaired by the 7th Ephorate during 1990-1995.
It houses the two Primary Schools of Ano Archanes.

This text is cited Feb 2003 from the Hellenic Ministry of Culture URL below, which also contains image.


Turkish Aqueduct

  On leaving Knossos continue south along the same road. It will curve up at a large Turkish aqueduct (a reconstruction of the Venetian aqueduct) built to bring water to Iraklion. Interested visitors may want to see the original Venetian aqueduct (detour to Fortetsa and Karidaki) or continue and the road will fork to the right into the town of Arhanes.

This text is cited Feb 2003 from the Crete TOURnet URL below, which contains images.

Gorges & Ravines

Agios Mammas Gorge

South to the Archanes settlement, rich in flora and fauna.

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Ferry Departures

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