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The town of Arkalochori (GR: Αρκαλοχώρι) with a population of 2.881 is located 33km away from Heraklion, on the provincial road linking Heraklion and Viannos, at 395m above sea level. Its inhabitants are mostly involved in agriculture, but in commerce and arts as well. Arkalochori is one of the most developing towns in the prefecture of Iraklion both in economic and cultural sectors and is the administrative center of the area. Events such as the Pancretan Agricultural and Commercial Exhibition, that takes place here are of great significance and interest for the whole island. The town offers a full range of modern facilities to its residents and visitors.
Monofatsi, South Iraklion
Tsoutsouros (GR: Τσούτσουρος) is a small village on the southern coast of Iraklion prefecture, with lovely beaches and a small harbour. The ancient city of Inatos, used to stand were Tsoutsouros is now. Inatos served as a port to Priansos a renowned city - state of the Hellenistic time, located near the village of Kasteliana.
Tsoutsouros is a popular tourist resort especially with Greek families. There are many taverns and cafes most of them around the small harbour, and a good choice of apartments and hotels along the beach.
Arkalohóri Exhibition Centre & Theatre
A modern exhibition and congressional centre offering 8000 square meters of total space, 1500 of them being indoors. Among many events that take place in this centre is the Pancretan Agricultural and Commercial Exhibition of Arkalochori held every two years at the end of August. The exhibition attracts a large number of enterprises, manufacturers and services participating and is being visited by over 30,000 visitors from all over Crete. It is considered to contribute essentially in the rapid commercial and cultural development of the wider area.
The Municipal Open Theatre
Located in the area of the exhibition centre the theatre is of semicircular shape with a capacity of approximately 1000 seats. The facility offers also a canteen, toilets, dressing-rooms for the actors, store room of scene and backstage.The cultural events that the Municipality organises every summer, attract visitors not only from the wider area but also from Iraklion city.
Monofatsi, South Iraklion
Maridaki (GR: Μαριδάκι) is a small coastal hamlet in the bay of Tsoutsouros on the southern coast of Iraklion prefecture. It is built at the end of the gorge of Ahendrias.
The Cave of Arkalohori
It was supported by Spiros Marinatos, that the cave had been a worship centre since 2500 BC, in favour of a war god possibly, as most of the votive were weapons.
The Municipality of Asterousia
The mountain range of Asterousia (Eastern part), the beaches, the facilities, the sightseeing and the villages:
AGIA FOTIA, AMYGDALOS, APOSELEMI, AHENTRIAS, VORIAS, DORAKI, ETHIA, KALIVIA, KEFALADO, LIGORTINOS, MADES, MESOHORIO, MOURNIA, NEOHORI, PARANIFI, PLAKIOTISA, PRINIAS, PROTORIA, PIRATHI, PIRGOS, ROTASI, TEFELI, HARAKAS, HARAKI, TREIS EKLISIES, PERA TSOUTSOUROS, MARIDAKI, AGIOS NIKITAS MONASTERY...
The Municipality of Kofinas
The municipality of Kofina covers an area of great natural beauty that will enchant all visitors. The villages Asimi, Akria, Atsipades, Morias, Kasteli (Tsifout), Loures, Dionysi, Panaghia, Sternes, Stoloi, Inia, Sokaras, Apoini, Stavies, Fournofarango, Kapetaniana, the monastery of KOUDOUMAS...
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