at 48.5km (SW) from Agia Ekaterini church and Exhibition
At the top of Agia Galini, in an enchanting, verdurous location, an idyllic setting of 10,000 square meters, among olive trees and gardens of unique flowers, scents and colors, the touristic resort LENIKOS offers the nature lover, moments of serenity, relaxation, rest and casualness all year round, providing all comforts and facilities for your holidays. The resort consists of residences, guesthouses and luxurious maisonettes. It is an ideal accommodation solution for groups of up to 6 people -winter or summer- offering all comforts and facilities for your holidays. The 8,000-m² surrounding area extends on many different levels, with verandas, flowerbeds, gardens and yards. There is an outdoor playground near the swimming pool area. Lenikos is 61 km southeast of Rethymnon and 68 km southwest of Heraklion. Free private parking is provided.
at 48.7km (SW) from Agia Ekaterini church and Exhibition
Galini Studios, built on the edge of the village, offers high standard accommodation in a friendly and quiet environment. The studios are particularly spacious and have individual air conditioning, kitchenette, refrigerator, shower/WC, twin or double beds, a sofa/bed, table and chairs, TV and airy balconies/ terraces with basic furniture and clear sea views.
at 48.8km (SW) from Agia Ekaterini church and Exhibition
The first habitation of the site dates from the Neolithic and Early Minoan period (3rd millenium B.C.). In the late Classical period (beginning of the 4th century B.C.) the Gortynians established the sanctuary of Asklepios at the harbour. During the tremendous earthquake of 46 B.C. the city was destroyed and subsequently rebuilt. In the Early Christian and Byzantine periods, a small settlement developed and the basilica was erected. The most important monuments of the site are: The Temple of Asklepios., the "Treasury"., the Fountain, a large, three-aisled basilica, an Early Minoan settlement (2600-2000 B.C.), the West Stoa, the North Stoa, the Nymphaion and two large, mud-brick cisterns.
at 48.9km (W) from Agia Ekaterini church and Exhibition
Villas Louloudaki are two beautiful stone built houses, built in 2007-2008, in a size of 140 sq. m each , which can easily accommodate up to 8 people each. They have fireplace, Garden, private Swimming Pool (60 sqm), barbeque, private parking, air condition, oven, fridge, freezer, washing machine, microwave, kettle , toaster, Sat-TV, DVD, CD player.
at 48.9km (SW) from Agia Ekaterini church and Exhibition
Léndas or Léntas (GR: Λέντας), positioned almost in the centre of Cretes' south coast, clusters around a pretty bay that's dominated by an enormous rock resembling a lion's head that juts into the sea on one side of the resort. The village offers most facilities you might need during your stay; a choice of tavernas, three or four directly on the beach, two or three bars, mini-markets and even an Internet café. There is a sand/shingle beach and the sea is crystal clear and perfect for snorkeling.
at 49.1km (SW) from Agia Ekaterini church and Exhibition
With 2 complexes only a few metres away from each other, Levin Apartments offer sunny and spacious accommodation. Most have balconies or verandas with beautiful views of the Libyan Sea. Levin Apartments combine high quality services with the perfect harmony of the nature. Here you will find a place of tranquillity and relaxation. Levin consists of studios and apartments. They are located just a few metres from the beach and are surrounded by gardens with jasmines and night flowers. Accommodation comes with a refrigerator, a cooker, air conditioning and en suite facilities. Apartments: 14
at 49.2km (W) from Agia Ekaterini church and Exhibition
26th August - You get to see Kedros close up and enjoy fabulous views back over the Amari Valley to Psiloritis and forwards over the high, little-visited plain above Spili. Once off dirt roads, the path is generally pretty clear on the ground but as ever the GPS helped me not to stray too far. As you come up out of Yerakari on the Spili road (a tempting ten kms) you take a left just after a fresh water fountain and immediately by a large cistern. There are many distracting side roads along here but you stay with the main dirt track as it winds close under Kedros before turning west. Distance:20km Mov av 4.6 km/hr Height overnight: 402m. Max. height:1,050 m Start at 680m
at 49.4km (W) from Agia Ekaterini church and Exhibition
These spacious apartments and studios are situated right on the beach at Sfakaki, offering a large pool with stunning sea views, a children΄s playground and entertainment corner. Alkionis Beach is the ideal base for a relaxing holiday by the beach. Set amongst spacious grounds, each of the apartments and studios is well-appointed with kitchen facilities and a comfortable living area. Relax around the lovely outdoor pool or enjoy a refreshing afternoon dip. The sandy beach is just steps away from Alkionis, providing plenty of space for relaxation and family fun. In the evening, relax with a drink on the sun terrace at Alkionis Beach and enjoy the beautiful views of the sea and the beach. Apartments: 21
at 49.4km (SW) from Agia Ekaterini church and Exhibition
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.
at 49.4km (SE) from Agia Ekaterini church and Exhibition
It is a small village with few residents, loacated 4 km to the west of the village Christos at an altitude of 600 m. The residents of Metaxohori (GR: Μεταξοχώρι, or Parsás - GR: Παρσάς) have immigrated to the plains of Ierapetra, in Stomio, Ammoudares and Xerokampos and work in the glasshouses. The village has been renamed in 1955 from Parsas to Metaxohori to honor the Ecumenical Patriarch Meletios Metaxakis who was born here. The Metaxohori settlement dates from the 17th century, as follows from the dating of the old churches. In the older times, Parsas, as its name was, was built at 2 km below its present position, at the site Myrtaras. Until 1929, it belonged to the Municipality of Mournies in the Province of Viannos. Since then it has been an autonomous Community, in the 90s it belonged to the Municipality of Nea Malla and today it is a Local Department of the Municipality of Ierapetra. In 1630 it had 138 residents, in 1940 it had 281, and in 2001 55 residents were registered in the census. The permanent residents however are no more than 7. Metaxohori has good infrastructures, an asphalt road, a renovated school, a memorial for the fallen fighters, beautiful old and new churches and the bust of the Patriarch Meletios Metaxakis. It is connected by a dirt road to the Symi villages Riza – Mournies. The modern history of Metaxohori is rich in important persons and facts from the period of the Turkish rule and the German Occupation. The most prominent figures were Captain Diakomanolis, during the Turkish rule, and Giorgos Metaxakis, a lawyer who worked in the Prefecture and spoke 7 languages. In 1943, 7 residents of Parsas were arrested and executed at Sfakoura of Riza. Metaxohori or Parsas, with the ruined Cretan style houses, the half-wrecked cemetery church, the wonderful natural landscapes, the view to the mountaintops, has an unbelievable tranquility, which is only disturbed by the voices of animals and birds, and a nice healthy climate. There are also amazing mountaineering routes for the nature lovers and the cave at “Kleisidi” where there are old findings, utensils and skeletons of people who took refuge there during the Turkish rule. In the north of Metaxohori, at a great altitude, there is the cave of “Neraidogoula”, which presents an inexplicable phenomenon. Sometimes in August unbelievable quantities of water flow out of the depths of the cave, flood the “Psoriaris” river and cause catastrophes. Perhaps this is why it took the name “Neraidogoula”, that is the source of the Fairy. However, in Metaxohori, the village is dominated by the figure of the Ecumenical Patriarch Meletios Metaxakis, 1871-1935. His contribution in the posts he served into was huge and his bust adorns the central square of Ierapetra. Metaxohori today waits to be repopulated, to be revived, since it has a wonderful climate and its air is scented by the verdurous mountain slopes of Dikti. Its few residents experience the tranquility and the solitude waiting for the emigrants, the mountaineers, the nature lovers to come and admire the village of the Patriarch Meletios Metaxakis.