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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/
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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
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The Archaeological Museum of Archanes opened in 1993. It occupies an area of 570 square meters and it is located at the Tzami quarter in the center of the settlement. There, for the first time in Crete, the archaeological finds from a single site are exhibited. While the exterior spaces of the building were adapted to a tasteful ensemble, in resemblance with the impressive modesty of the environment and the traditional ochre and rosy colour tonations of Archanes. The interior was thus arranged as to accommodate the most modern mode of exhibition, especially attractive for the visitor. Although the most important finds from the Archanes excavation are kept in the Herakleion Archaeological Museum for safety reasons, the Archanes Museum is much more than a local, provincial museum. It supplies information on the Minoan civilization and probably better than the Heraklenon Museum, since here the usual monotony of an archaeological exhibition has been broken. The reason maybe that the main characteristic of the Archanes Museum is its in small scale completeness, like Archanes, the important, small town of northern Crete, where the cycle of life and death can be observed throughout Antiquity, even in the years beyond the Minoan period.
Information Tel: +(30)2810 752712 Opening Hours:08.30-15.00 Tuesday: closed
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Surrounded by palm trees and overlooking the Libyan Sea, Ammoudi Hotel offers self-catering accommodation complimented with public Wi-Fi at the picturesque village of Lefkogia. It is located in an area that offers a wealth of culture and history, less than 5 km from the lively fishing village of Plakias and 27 km south of Rethymno. Ammoudi Hotel studios and apartments are air-conditioned and have fully equipped kitchenettes. Continental breakfast is served at the hotel's restaurant with beautiful views of the sea and gardens. Hotel Rooms: 20
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Anemóspilia (GR: Aνεμόσπηλια). A rectangular building with three narrow chambers, each opening into a long corridor to the north, which extends along the whole width of the building. The area is enclosed with a stone wall and the whole structure has been interpreted as a shrine; in the central room was found a "xoanon" (statue) of the deity worshiped here. In the west room, where the altar stood, was uncovered, according to the excavator, the first human sacrifice to have ever taken place in Minoan times. The building at Anemospelia was used for only half a century, as it was suddenly destroyed by an earthquake in the middle of the 17th century B.C. The site was excavated in the summer of 1979 by John Sakellarakis. Aerial View Drawing
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An excellent specimen of a specialized building, one of the first structures erected during the period of the Cretan State. It was designed by the architect Salivero, one of Prince George's officials. The plans were completed in 1901 and the construction was accomplished thanks to donations of rich Archanians living in the U.S.A. The building is Pi-shaped in plan, has two storeys and a basement, it is built of stone and its roof is partially wooden and covered with tiles. It is a monumental but well balanced structure with many harmonic and elegant Neoclassical features. Since its construction, the building has been used as a school. During the German occupation it housed General Muller's division. Source: The Hellenic Ministry of Culture
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Excavations at Phourni have brought to light 26 buildings, most of which had funerary use. The cemetery was used from 2400 B.C. until 1200 B.C. and each complex had more than one architectural phase. Most of the funerary buildings were used for many decades and contain successive burials. Excavations were begun in 1964 by Efi and John Sakellarakis and have been continued until today (1995) with short interruptions. Most of the buildings are preserved in good condition.
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A small traditional town (~4000 people) 15 km south of Iraklion on the foot of the sacred mountain Yiouhtas. Renowned for its excellent wine (from the varieties: vilana, kotsifali and madilari) and the archaeolocical sites and caves. In 1912, Xanthoudides noted the importance of Archanes, but Sir Arthur Evans was the first to characterize the site as palatial, declaring that Archanes was likely a Summer Palace for the Knossos kings. Spyridon Marinatos and N. Platon excavated minor areas in the region, but nothing supported Evans' theory. In 1964, J. Sakellarakis dug trial trenches at the Tourkoyeitonia site and uncovered the first evidence of a palace site. Since 1966, Archanes has been excavated by the Greek Archaeaological Society under the supervision of John Sakellarakis and Efi Sapouna-Sakellarakis.
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Akti Damnoni is just 20 metres from the beautiful sandy beach at Damnoni. It features a sea-view terrace and a restaurant serving traditional Cretan Cuisine. The welcoming rooms at Akti Damnoni are air-conditioned and spacious and include a fridge and coffee maker. Free WiFi is available throughout the hotel. Guests can find handmade local embroidery, as well as silverware at the on-site shop. Free parking is also available on site. The beautiful sandy beach of Damnoni is at a distance of 33 kilometres from Rethymnon at the south, between Preveli and Plakias. Hotel Rooms: 6
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This village-style complex is situated in Bali, 700 metres from the beach. It offers self-catering apartments, 3 swimming pools and it has its own small raki distillery. Hotel Stone Village (Petrino Horio) apartments are traditionally decorated featuring dark wood furnishings and stone walls. They have a fireplace, a fully equipped kitchen and a dining area. They all come with air conditioning and TV, and offer Wi-Fi access. Their balconies enjoy views of Talaia Mountains. Free sun beds are available by the swimming pools of Stone Village Hotel Apartments. Next to one of the pools, a bar serves refreshing drinks and snacks. The restaurant prepares traditional Cretan dishes made with ingredients produced in Stone Village’s own farm. Inside the complex, there is also a small traditional winepress. Bali’s location in the centre of Crete is ideal for exploring the entire island. The town of Rethymno is 35 km from Stone Village Hotel Apartments. Free private on-site parking is available. Hotel Rooms: 44