at 22.2km (NE) from Mitropoli
The town of Profitis Ilias (GR: Προφήτης Ηλίας), or Roka for the locals, is found 20km south of Heraklion It is built on the top of two hills offering an unforgettable view to the surrounding areas. A natural fortification, due to its position, it has been suggested that ancient Lycastos was built here. It is also known as Kandli Kasteli due to the castle located at the summit of a rock southeast of the town. Nikiforos Fokas built the Byzantine castle of Temenos in the same location in 961 when he freed the island from the Saracens. His objective was to bring the city of Hantaka (Heraklion) into the castle of Temenos. However, this did not materialize and the city remained were it was. In the thirteenth century the castle of Temenos was occupied by the Genoese Pescatore, and later by the Venetians. The name Kanli Kastelli in Turkish means blood-painted castle, and took its name from a massacre of Turks by the Venetians and Greeks that took place here in 1647.
at 22.7km (N) from Mitropoli
The artistic events, which take place every year in the first week of July at the same place called Fourni and in the Cretan village of Anogia. The poet, songwriter and singer from Anogia, who they call "Loudovikos from Anogia" wants to make the history of the young martyr, who supersedes his fear in love known to the public. And because 1.900 years have passed since the martyrdom of Yakinthos, he decided to honor the Saint of Love and sing together with him of the poetry of love.(www.yakinthia.com)
at 22.7km (N) from Mitropoli
Pentamódi (GR: Πενταμόδι)one of the oldest villages in Crete, is located in the valley of Gazanos river, 17km from Iraklion and 4km from Agios Myron at 350m a.s.l with 278 inhabitants. At "Agia Paraskevi" a place with rich vegetation are organized every summer a series of cultural festivals. A fountain of the 15th century with the blazon of the house of "Quirini" is one of the significant monuments of the area. The patron Saint is "Agios Nikolaos" and there is a village feast on the 26th July in his honour.
at 23km (W) from Mitropoli
Set on a gentle hill, with a panoramic view of Agia Galini bay, 4-star Irini Mare is only 100 metres from a pebble beach and a 10-minute walk from Agia Galini centre. A large freshwater pool is situated amidst the Mediterranean garden. Bright and airy, the rooms are air conditioned and have a bathroom with hairdryer. A fridge is included and the TV comes with satellite channels. Most balconies and terraces offer a view to the sea. Irini Mare serves a rich breakfast buffet including fresh fruit. The air-conditioned restaurant serves a Greek dinner buffet with local and vegetarian dishes. Lunchtime snacks are available at the pool bar. On-site sports facilities include tennis, table tennis and beach volleyball. A children’s freshwater pool and a playground are featured in the garden. A library and a satellite TV corner are also available. The multilingual staff are always at your disposal, and will be glad to help you with car rental or area information. Safes are available to hire through reception. Parking at the hotel is free.Hotel Rooms: 83
at 23.1km (N) from Mitropoli
Petrokéfalo (GR: Πετροκέφαλο) lies 16km from Iraklion and 3km from Agios Myron at 340m a.s.l with 248 inhabitants. It is built on a rocky hillside. The hill' shape resembles to a human head and it is supposed that the village owes its name to this (petrokefali = stone head) . The settlement was fortified and lately were discovered significant ancient findings. The patron Saint is "Agia Paraskevi" and there is a village feast on the 8th September in her honour.
at 23.6km (W) from Mitropoli
A seaside town of the municipality of Agios Vassilios. It is a well organized tourist resort with comfortable hotels, apartments, camping sites, tourist agencies, car-renting offices, restaurants, tavernas and other recreation centres, as well as all the facilities required by tourists and locals alike. There is also a port and port - custom authorities.
at 23.6km (W) from Mitropoli
Palazzo Greco offers elegant rooms with the charm of a boutique hotel. Its hillside location boasts stunning views of Mediterranean Sea and Mountain of Ideon. It is located in Agia Galini, on the south coast of Crete. All Palazzo Greco rooms are equipped with power showers, air conditioning and satellite TV. Rooms are painted in light green, light blue and light red, for you to choose the one that best suits your mood. Most rooms have a sea view. Focal point of the Palazzo, is the large outdoor pool with breathtaking panoramic view. In the hotel area you will also find a breakfast room, café-bar, a Satellite TV room. Guests are provided with free private parking and free Wi-Fi internet access. Walking distance from the beach, this 4-star hotel is located a 1-hour drive from Heraklion International Airport. Opposite of the hotel, is a free car parking for all Palazzo Greco customers. Filled with history, the island also offers many archaeological sites, such as Gortys and Kommos. In town, on the other hand, you will have the chance to find excellent restaurants and bars.Hotel Rooms: 28
at 23.7km (W) from Mitropoli
Hotel Akteon offers well appointed guestrooms. All rooms share a veranda looking out to the Libyan Sea and the picturesque port. Each features private bathroom and is equipped with wireless internet access. The distance from hotel Akteon to the beautiful Agia Galini' s sandy beach is less than 200 metres, a 3-minute walk away. Agia Galini’s narrow cobbled alleys are snaking from the port into the village and old houses are perched one above another against a steep cliff, offering a magnificent view over the Libyan Sea. Hotel Rooms: 9 Hotel Facilities General: Express Check-In/Check-Out, Heating, Luggage Storage, Airconditioning Services: Car Hire, Fax/Photocopying Internet: Free! Wi-fi is available in the entire hotel and is free of charge. Parking:Free! Free public parking is possible at a location nearby (reservation is not needed).
at 23.8km (W) from Mitropoli
An attractive modern 175 sqm house built on three levels, set in 5000 sqm grounds suitable for 6 - 8 persons. The ground floor consists of a living room with sofa, TV, radio - cd and a fire place, a large fully equipped kitchen, one bedroom with a double bed, and a bathroom/wc. On the first floor there is another open-plan fully equipped kitchen which includes a big dining table for 8 persons, with a further living area, and another bathroom/wc, a bedroom with twin beds and a large balcony offering beautiful views of the surrounding hills, olive trees and the sea.The top floor has one more bedroom with a double bed, a bathroom/wc en suite, and a large balcony with even loftier views. Next to the bathroom on this floor there is a washing machine.
at 24.1km (W) from Mitropoli
On the edge of Agia Galini, this family run hotel is built amphitheatrically on a slope, covering an area of 6,000 acres. It offers an outdoor swimming pool and a garden with playground. The 29 comfortable rooms of Neos Ikaros have bathroom and shower large balconies which view Agia Galini and the sea. All rooms have air conditioning, fridge, telephone and cable TV. Breakfast is served in the dining room or on the roof garden. The snack bar located next to the pool serves drinks and local delicacies. The hotel New Ikaros is built at the end of the village, only 200 meters from the centre and 300 metres from the sea. Guests have access to car/motorbike rentals and entertainment venues. Hotel Rooms: 29