at 45.4km (NW) from Myriokefala village
Situated on the beach of Agia Marina, 9 km from Chania, Thalassa Beach Resort offers a sea-facing pool. Its stylish rooms have floor-to-ceiling windows with stunning sea or garden views. The elegant rooms are fitted with parquet floors and climate control. In-room media includes a satellite TV. Bathrooms come with a bathtub, body care products, hairdryer and magnifying mirror. Varied breakfast and dinner buffets are served at the main restaurant. High chairs are available, and lunch baskets are prepared upon request. A lighter fare is available at the snack bar and the a la carte pool bar. A children’s pool is available next to the main sweet-water pool. Free loungers are provided on the poolside, while sun beds and umbrellas are available for hire on the beach. Just 1 km off the National Road, Thalassa Beach Resort is 25 km from Chania Airport and 15 km from Souda Port. A small underground parking is provided on site. Hotel Rooms: 81
at 46.2km (W) from Myriokefala village
Elyros ("Έλυρος" in Greek) is an ancient city, located in southwest Crete, in Kefala Hill, near the village Rodovani and is presently unexcavated. Elyros was flourishing at least as early as the Greek Classical Period, e.g. 500 to 350 BC. In the Classical Period Elyros was the most important ancient city in southwestern Crete, having about 16,000 inhabitants. It was an industrial and commercial city with large weapons production. Syia and Lissos were its harbours. Apollo, Phylakides and Philandros, sons of Apollo and nymph Akakallida, were worshiped there. In the third century BC Elyros was at war with Kydonia, an important center of Cretan power, located in the modern city of Chania. The citizens of Elyros sent to the Delphi Oracle, a bronze votive complex that represents a goat feeding the sons of Apollo when they were infants. It is also one of the thirty cities that signed the decree with Eumenes B’ in 183 BC.Elyros was also important during Roman times. A Roman statue, the Philosopher of Elyros was recovered here and is now in the Archaeological Museum of Chania. During Byzantine times, Elyros was the seat of an Archbishop and the remains of the bishopric church, a sixth century basilica, can still be seen in the centre of the old city. Robert Pashley was the first who identified the location of the city, near village Rodovani. Thenon studied more carefully the ruins of the city and discovered the inscription that says: “it seemed to the city of the Elyrians”. The output of its mint consists of silver drachms from the 3rd c. BC, which depict a wild goat and a bee; in addition to their function as religious symbols, these undoubtedly hint at the stock-raising activities in the region, particularly to this kind of wild goat, which can still be found in great numbers on the island. The bee also has reference to the abundant honey-production of Crete.
at 46.3km (E) from Myriokefala village
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
at 46.7km (E) from Myriokefala village
Bali Star is built amphitheatrically on a small peninsula in Bali, enjoying a view of the port. It offers a large garden with free deck chairs and playground, a pool and a beach bar. The hotel’s rooms are tasteful and fitted with all modern comforts. They have a balcony or veranda with view of the garden or the sea, TV, air conditioning, refrigerator, hairdryer and safety deposit box. Hotel services include around-the-clock reception, banking service, free parking and travel services. The hotel’s restaurant serves breakfast and dinner prepared with famous Cretan products. The menu is complemented by a full range of drinks and quality wines produced in the area. The hotel is 47km away from Iraklion, where the nearest airport and port are situated, and 32km from Rethymno. Hotel Rooms: 62
at 46.8km (W) from Myriokefala village
Located ~2.3km west of Sougia it was the religious centre of the cities in south-west Crete and the port of Elyros. It flourished during the Hellenistic and Roman periods. In 1957-58 Asklepieion was excavated by N. Platon. The most important monuments of the site are: The Temple of Asklepios, dated to the Hellenistic and Roman periods, Part of a Roman theatre, Rock-cut and built chamber tombs. There two byzantine chapels dedicated to Our Lady and Agios Kirikos The beach in the small cove has coarse pebbles and clear waters. Lissos (GR: Λισσός) nowadays is uninhabited and can be reached from Sougia only by foot (~1& 1/2 hours walk) or by boat (~20 minutes).
at 46.9km (SE) from Myriokefala village
The town of Timpaki (GR: Τυμπάκι) is located in the west edge of the plain of Messara, 65.3km away from the city of Iraklion. It is a rich and busy town with significant economic activity especially due to the early vegetables production in the wider area. There are banks, a post office, medical centers, stores, schools, hotels, restaurants, ect to cover both the needs of the locals and visitors.
at 47km (E) from Myriokefala village
Back-dropped by the Cretan mountains, this modern hotel complex offers a fantastic view to Bali bay. Guests enjoy air-conditioned rooms with private balcony, 2 adult swimming pools and a variety of dining options. The renovated hotel rooms are fully equipped with private bath or shower, satellite TV with music channel and mini-fridge. Each offers a lovely view of the bay of Bali or Mount Kedros. The Bali Beach’s pool complex includes 2 pools for adults, a children’s pool and a baby pool. It is surrounded by a large sunbathing terrace with beds and umbrellas. Refreshing cocktails are served at the two pool-side bars. The Bali Beach & Village’s buffet restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner,including Cretan, as well as International dishes. Refreshing juices and light snacks are available at the beach bar Meltemi. The Hotel Bali Beach & Village is 25 km east of Rethymnon and 45 km west of Heraklion. The village centre which features traditional taverns, restaurants, and various shops is just 250 metres from the hotel. Hotel Rooms: 63
at 47km (E) from Myriokefala village
Bali is a small fishing village, about 40 km west of Iraklion and 37km east of Rethymno easily accessed from the international road. It has a small picturesque harbour and lots of small coves with wonderful clear beaches. Recent years Bali has been developed to a popular tourist resort but it is still preserves its traditional character. Ideal place for family holidays, with small hotels and lovely taverns serving fresh fish and local specialties. Not far from Bali is the Monastery of Saint John a place worth to visit.
at 47.2km (E) from Myriokefala village
Ormos Atalia is located in Bali Village, only 100 metres away from the harbour and 150 metres from the beach. It features an outdoor pool, and offers free public Wi-Fi. All guest rooms offer a private balcony. Each room is equipped with satellite TV, minibar, and en suite bathroom with hairdryer. Guests of Ormos Atalia can relax in the green garden or by the pool area, and enjoy scenic views of the surrounding area. Hotel Ormos Atalia is situated half way between Heraklio and Rethymno in Northern Crete. Connection to the public transport network is available 2 km from the hotel, and Nikos Kazantzakis Airport is 50 km away. Free parking is possible at a nearby location. Hotel Rooms: 45
at 48.1km (E) from Myriokefala village
At 1538m above sea level, 20 km. south of the traditional town of Anogia , on the plateau of Nida, of Mountain Psiloritis, lies this sacred cave, where according to mythology, Rhea, Zeus' mother, hid the new born Zeus in this cave in order to protect him from his father Kronos (Saturn), who was in the habit of swallowing his children because he feared they might deprive him of his power. Hidden in that cave Zeus grew up being fed with the milk of the goat Amalthia, while the 'Kourites" covered the child's crying through banging their copper shields.