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Kommos beach and arch. site
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Messara Bay, Iraklion

One of the most beautiful sandy beaches of Crete, extends from a clump of rocks riveted in the shallow waters in the south to the Kalamaki settlement in the North. In Minoan times there used to be the ancient port of Phaistos. The antiquities lie just a few meters away from the sea.
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Odigitria monastery
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Messara plain, South - East Iraklion

The monastery of Odigitria is a monastery of great importance and historical value and one of the oldest in Crete. It is located at the west edge of the Asterousia mountains at an altitude of 250 m.
The monastery was surrounded by walls, part of them still stands. The temple of the monastery is dedicated to the assumption of Holly-Mother and to the Saint Apostles (Peter & Paul). Inside the temple there are valuable frescoes, icons of famous painters and iconostasis.
The monastery is connected with the legendary freedom fighter 'Ksopateras' (1788 - 1828)
In the area of the monastery at Agioi Eftihianoi was found an ancient (Early Minoan) cemetery.

Sivas village
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Messara, Iraklion South

Its 1000 years history comes to life for the visitor, who has the chance to admire its monuments, and old houses, perfectly preserved through the centuries. In the village square , you can sit and enjoy your coffee in the traditional coffee shop, while children can play in the playground next to the school. You can also visit the church of Agios Ioannis in the same square. There are quite few rooms for rent in the village and tavernas serving traditional Cretan dishes.

Kamilari village
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Messara, Iraklion South

Kamilari is a quiet, traditional village, with a panoramic view to the endless olive groves of the Messara valley on the one side, and to the Libyan sea on the other side. It has been inhabited since the Minoan period. One of the seven wise men of the ancient world, Epimenidis, a great wise man and a soothsayer, lived in a small community outside Kamilari, called Metohi.

Kalamaki village & beach
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Messara bay, Iraklion South

A small coastal village with a long sandy beach is becoming very popular with tourists due both its natural beauty and its proximity to Phaistos, Gortys and other important sites. There are quite few hotels, apartments etc and taverns, cafes by the beach.

Kokkinos Pyrgos
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Messara bay, Iraklion South

Kokkinos Pirgos (GR: Κόκκινος Πύργος) is a small coastal community, 2km away from Timbaki with a nice, long sandy beach, one of the longest in Crete, and a clear transparent sea. The part of the beach to the north west of the harbour is called Makrimaliana (or Kakoskalo) and the south east part of it is called Katalyki . The harbour in front of the village of Kokkinos Pirgos, offers docking facilities for sailing and fishing boats. There are hotels, restaurants, bars, etc. across the harbour and along the beach. You can always find good fresh fish in the taverns of the village. Kokkinos Pirgos (meaning red tower) , took its name from a castle that use to be there during the Middle Ages, which was built by red clay earth.
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Voroi village
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Messara, Iraklion South

Vori is a beautiful, traditional village of the county of Pirgiotissas in the Messara Valley. It is located 60 km south of Iraklion and in the western part of the Messara Valley. The village stretches in a slope, by the side of a small river. The archaeological site of Phaistos is 2 km to the south and the coast of Messara 4 km to the west.

The Cave of Arkalohori
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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
South Iraklion

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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1. Kommos beach and arch. site
2. Odigitria monastery
3. Sivas village
4. Kamilari village
5. Kalamaki village & beach
6. Kokkinos Pyrgos
7. Voroi village
8. The Cave of Arkalohori
9. The Municipality of Asterousia
10. The Municipality of Kofinas
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