at 14.7km (W) from Minoan Megaron
The Mareblue Resort is situated along a 9 km sandy beach in Ammoudara. Just 11 km from Heraklion Airport and 6 km from the city centre, it offers rooms with pool or sea views, and a buffet restaurant. A variety of elegant rooms with tasteful furnishings are on offer at the Mareblue Neptuno. All come with a tea/coffee maker. The all-inclusive Mareblue Neptuno Beach Resort offers a snack bar and pool bar offering wide range of snacks and drinks, operating almost all day long. Deck chairs and umbrellas by the pool and the beach are free of charge. The Mareblue offers a great range of activities and sports including table tennis, badminton, volley and aerobics. An entertainment area is situated near the pool bar, next to the swimming pool. The animation team provides a full day and evening programme for adults and children. Hotel Rooms: 111, Hotel Chain: Mareblue Hotels.
at 14.7km (SE) from Minoan Megaron
Bizariano (GR: Μπιτζαριανό) is a traditional small village of about 24 inhabitants in the area of Kasteli Pediada, 320 m above sea level and about 3 km to the north of Kasteli on the road to Hersonissos. A pretty village with stone houses, graphic lanes and courtyards covered in flowers. It is first mentioned in 1881, as Bizariano, Municipality of Kasteli, with 55 Christian inhabitants. In 1951, it changes its name to Pigi. Its first name is that of a family, Bizariano. Close to the village, in a beautiful spot full of lush vegetation, evergreen plane trees and gushing water, stands the ancient church of Agios Pandeleimonas, with its three naves. Two rows of arches supported by columns without capitals separate the naves. Another column is made exclusively of capitals, apparently brought in from other churches or temples. Practically all the middle outside wall is decorated with inscriptions, Byzantine reliefs and crosses.
The artistic highlight of the church of Saint Panteleimon are its fresco scenes painted on the walls which are among the oldest in Crete, although very few frescoes remain. In the lower section of the arch, there is the representation of the three Hierarchs, shown on full length, with vertical inscriptions on it. On the two side walls there are the representations of Saints in a colossal size. These scenes were designed to be a source of biblical education to the faithful, who would have been illiterate at that time.
at 14.7km (E) from Minoan Megaron
The Cretan Open-air Museum 'Lychnostatis' aims to promote the understanding and awareness of the Cretan folk cultural heritage. Its scope lies on the Cretan Folk Tradition and Ethnology, the Cretan Nature and Environment and the Cretan Folk Culture. Located in Hersonissos, one of the principal tourist areas in Crete, the museum is, apart from a valuable tourist asset, an exemplary self - motivated conduct on tradition, culture and environment of the island.
at 14.9km (E) from Minoan Megaron
Located right on the beach with stunning views of the Cretan Sea, Romantica Beach in Hersonissos, is 700 metres from the Star Beach Water Park. The hotel provides deck loungers for your use. The Romantica Beach consists of spacious en suite apartments, maisonettes and villas with private kitchens and balconies with a lovely sea view. Air conditioning units are also available upon request, and paid locally. The Romantica Beach has an outdoor swimming pool with lovely views of the sea. Other amenities include complimentary parking and wireless internet access. Hotel Rooms: 10
at 15km (SE) from Minoan Megaron
Anbother beautiful small settlement, with 38 people, Kato Karouziana (GR: Κάτω Καρουζανά) lies at an altitude of 300m and is located at 49km from Herakleion and 1km from Epano Karouzana. It offers a spectacular view to the Kastelli plain, picturesque paved lanes, traditional kafeneia and taverns and is a popular with tourists, especially in the summer when many Cretan evenings are organized with local music and dance.
at 15.2km (W) from Minoan Megaron
The Hotel Australia is situated in the quiet seaside resort of Amoudara, Heraklion, Crete, just 300 meters from the 6 km-long sandy beach. A swimming pool with free sun beds to relax on are provided. Rooms at the family-run hotel offer balcony with views of the pool or the sea. Satellite TV is included. Guests can enjoy a snack from the bar or a hot or cold drink. Cold meals are available throughout the day. A games room, playground and Wi-Fi access will keep you entertained. Australia Hotel is about 6 Km away from Heraklion's International Airport and 5km from the main town Heraklion. Hotel Rooms: 28
at 15.4km (W) from Minoan Megaron
Creta Beach is 4-star resort hotel offering spacious accommodation and great facilities on the 9km white sandy beach of Ammoudara; Heraklion is 5km away. This busy hotel has a great selection of guest accommodation on offer. Choose between the standard guest rooms, all with sea-facing balconies or the pretty bungalows which are situated in the hotel’s gardens. Breakfast is included in the room rate and is served buffet style each morning. The sea view restaurant is also open for lunch and dinner and offers a great selection of Greek and international food. Leisure facilities at the hotel include a large swimming pool and sun-bathing area, tennis courts and beach volleyball. There is also evening entertainment. For children, there is a separate swimming pool area and a mini-club. The Creta Beach Hotel is well-positioned for exploring the surrounding area. There are many shops, tavernas and bars within walking distance. Hotel Rooms: 150
at 15.4km (W) from Minoan Megaron
The University Hospital of Heraklion (Pa.G.N.I.) is the largest hospital facility in Crete and one of the largest public hospitals in the country. The Pa.G.N.I. provides secondary and tertiary health care in a wide range of clinical specialties, diagnostic and laboratory tests. It is located 8km away from the city of Heraklion in the area of Stavrakia, next to the School of Medicine of the University of Crete Telephone: +30 2813 402111 & 2810 392111 Website: www.pagnh.gr/
at 15.5km (S) from Minoan Megaron
The University of Crete, is multi-disciplinary, research- oriented Institution, situated in the cities of Rethymnon and Heraklion. It is a University with a well-known reputation both nationally and internationally, with state-of-the art curricula and graduate programmes, considerable research activity and initiatives that reflect its dynamic character. It was established in 1973 and operated during the academic year 1977-1978. Today, approximately 10628 students attend the University. The University's staff consists of 580 Teaching and Research Staff members. Its' operation is supported by more than 400 administrative staff.
The University of Crete is developed in two cities and three campuses:
At Rethymnon Faculties operate in the recently constructed University Campus, located in the area of Gallos. The buildings cover an area of approximately 30,000 square meters.
At Heraklion the Faculty of Health Sciences and the Departments of Physics and Biology operate in the recently constructed facilities in Voutes, in an area of 49,000 square meters (Voutes Campus). The remaining Departments and the administrative offices operate at Knossos, in prefabricated facilities (27,0000 square meters). The gradual relocation in the Voutes University Campus will be completed within the next four years.
Knossou Ave.,71409 Heraklion,Crete, Greece, P.O. Box 2208 Tel.+30.2810.393.210 University Campus,74 100 Rethymnon,Crete,Greece,Tel. +30.28310.77900
at 15.5km (SE) from Minoan Megaron
A beautiful small settlement, with 48 people, Epano Karouziana (GR: Επάνω Καρουζανά) lies at an altitude of 380m and is located at 40km from Herakleion. It is mentioned for the first time in 1842, its name was taken by a family name "Karouzos" common in the village. The village offers a spectacular view, picturesque paved lanes, traditional kafeneia and taverns and is a popular with tourists, especially in the summer when many Cretan evenings are organized with local music and dance.