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Nature has endowed the Cretan landscape with its best gifts, monuments, formed by the passage of time, tell centuries-old storiesm green plains, steep rocks and the deep blue sea compose an unbelievable combination that excites the visitor of the area Phaistos.
Here you can find some local tips and tips to beaches, to the mountains, visit monasteries, old villages and archaeological site:

The pretty mountain village Zaros, located the southern flank of Psiloritis (Mt Idi), is famous for its spring water and the gorge of Rouvas. The name Zaros comes from the two ancient Greek words "Za...
Gortyna
According to the archaeological evidence the area seems to have been inhabited as early as the end of the Neolithic period, approximately 3000 b.C. However, it is during the Late Minoan period (1660-...
Agia Triada - Phaistos
The Royal Villa was built in the 16th century B.C. (New Palace period). After the destruction of the palaces in 1450 B.C., only a small megaron of the Mycenaean type was built in their place. There...
About 60 km south from Heraklion in the western part of the Messara valley is the traditional village of Vori situated. The village stretches in a slope by the side of the river. The remains of the...
Kouses is a lovely hillside village above the Messara plain, above Petrokefali. It has no throughfare road and is very quiet. It also has easy acces to Phaistos, Como beach, Kamilari and Kalamaki....
Agios Ioannis, on the sunny south coast of Crete, lends itself for excursions to the mountains and along the coast. The whole area is unique as far as culture and scenery are concerned and offers...
Koudoumas monastery is located at the exit of Katarraktis gorge in Asterousia Mountains, 80km south of Iraklion and only 40m from a beautiful beach. It is one of the most secluded monasteries of...
Vrontissi monastery is located 49km southwest of Heraklion, between the villages of Zaros and Vorizia, with  a panoramic view overlooking the plain of Messara. The monastery is dedicated to Saint...
The Monastery of Panagia Kalyviani is located at an altitude of 80m around 60km south of Heraklion, next to Mires and Kalyvia villages. It is a relatively new monastery which was built on the ruins...
The monastery of Agios Nikolaos (Saint Nicholas) is located just off the beautiful canyon Gafaris (or Rouvas), about 48km southwest of Heraklion and 3km north of Zaros village. It is situated at the...
Odigitria Monastery is a male monastery located in a protected position of Asterousia Mountains, at an altitude of 250m. The monastery can be accessed through the village of Sivas in Messara Plain....
The Phaistos Disk, found at the Palace of Phaistos. Clay disk. Probably 17th century B.C. Phaistos was one of the most important centres of Minoan civilization, and the most wealthy and powerful city...

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