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The houses of Tylissos were built during the LM I period (16th-15th century B.C.). Additions were made on House A in the LM II (15th-14th century B.C.) and on House C during the LM III period (14th century B.C.). The site was destroyed by fire in the 14th century B.C. and re - inhabited in historic times as is attested by ruins of later houses over the Minoan ones. Tylissos was excavated by Joseph Chatzidakis in 1902-1913. In 1954, in the course of restorations, parts of a paved court were revealed to the west, and a small stoa with five columns to the north of the Square of the Altar. The monuments were restored by the Archaeological Service (under the direction of Nicolaos Platon) in the period between 1954 and 1962. All three houses were again restored in 1990-1994. Source: The Hellenic Ministry of Culture
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Lygaria (also Ligaria GR: Λυγαριά) is a small seaside resort 2 kms to the east of Agia Pelagia. It is built in a small cove with a lovely sandy beach protected from the summer winds (Meltemi). Lygaria started as a residential area comprising of summer houses built mainly by residents of Heraklion but soon it has developed to a tourist resort. It has a couple of small taverns, hotels and cafes by the beach and it is very popular with tourists and locals alike. There is regular public bus transport from Heraklion. The distance from Heraklion is 19 kilometers via the national road.
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The Nikos Kazantzakis Museum is dedicated to the great Greek writer, poet and philosopher Nikos Kazantzakis. It was founded in 1984 and it is located at the village Myrtia in Iraklion, next to his father's house. The museum contains some of his personal belongings (pipes, glasses, pens, etc.) and a rich collection of his manuscripts and letters, first Greek editions of his books, documents from theatrical productions of his works, copies of TV series and movies based on his novels, portraits of Nikos Kazantzakis, copies of press releases and articles on his life and work.
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Villa Bellevue Apartments is situated 18km west of Iraklion over the small picturesque bay of Ligaria, 1200m from the famous tourist resort of Agia Pelagia. Quiet and hospitable environment. All apartments and Studios have complete kitchen, separate WC with bath or shower, hot water all day long, balconies or terraces, with view to the sea and the surrounding area, music, telephone, Full air conditioning, satellite TV.
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Dia (GR: Δία & Ντία) is an uninhabited island approximately 7 nautical miles north of Heraklion. It is surrounded by small rocky inlets and its maximum length is 5kms while its maximum width 3kms. Dia is one of NATURA's protected areas due to its status as a biotope for endemic plants and for plants with low dispersal within the Southern Aegean.
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Scala Hotel is a landmark in Greek hospitality.The philosophy by which the company and its staff has always been run is to produce a high standard of service in a relaxed environment, to provide a home away from home atmosphere for our guests and to maintain our individual identity by giving guests a real flavor of Greece. The distance from the hotel to the sandy beach and the village is 70 metres.
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In 5000m2 area of natural beauty, 20 km from Heraklion, upon the hill, lies the complex of 10 lux family apts, all facing the sea, with a swimming pool, parking, Wi-Fi free, AC, kitchenette, bathrobes, sleepers,etc. A bottle of wine, a basket of fresh fruit, bottled water and a bouquet of flowers are provided upon arrival.
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Agia Pelagia lies 20km west of Iraklion. The bay of Agia Pelagia is ideal for combining sea sports with relaxation. The visitor will find well trained instructors that offer lessons for sea sports such as water-ski, wind surf, canoe. Agia Pelagia offers unique high standard hotel facilities as well as many small hotels and pensions.
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This is one of the three largest caves in the prefecture of Heraklion. It lies at half an hour distance to the north-west from the village of Skotino and is at a height of 225 m. above sea-level. The entrance to the cave is impressive: a large arch, 27 m wide and 10 m high. To the right one can see the ruins of an ancient chapel on which the modern chapel dedicated to Aghia Paraskevi was built. There is a feast held in front of the chapel on July 26th .
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New renovated high standard apartments for the independent traveller. 100 m from the beach in Agia Pelagia. Each apartment consists of a bedroom, an extra room which combines the citchen and the sitting area with two extra beds, a bathroom and a balcony or veranda. The equipment of the apartments is modern and totally new.