at 15km (NE) from Mitropoli
Doúli (GR: Δούλι) is a village in Kenouriou county, located 38 km from Iraklion at an altitude of 440 m above sea level. The earliest reference to it, is to be found in the Duke's Archives of 1372, where it is mentioned as the feudal property of Nic. Venerio. The name figures in all the Venetian censi of the 16th and 17th centuries, as well as in the Turkish (1671) and Egyptian (1834) censi. In 1881, Douli forms part of the municipality of Megali Vrisi with about 170 inhabitants, and again in 1900 with only 21 inhabitants. As of 1920, Douli is a commune in its own right, and today Douli has about 240 residents. The patron saint of the village is Aghios Panteleimonas and the feast of the Saint is celebrated on July 27th.A visit to the old church of Aghios Nikolaos is also a must. For those interested in paleontology, there are fossils to be found at the location 'Pirgos'.
at 15.3km (W) from Mitropoli
The village of Pitsidia is located 65 km southwest of Iraklion at an altitude of 80 m a.s.l, just before the magnificent bay of Messara. The village with aproximately 700 inhabitants is the oldest village of the area and is refered (by S. Spanakis) that it was the place where the soldiers of Nikiforos Fokas, commander of the Byzantine army, settled. The army, famous for its bravery, came from Pisidia of the south Asia Minor, and this is probably the origin of the name Pitsidia.
at 15.4km (W) from Mitropoli
The pension offers you light and comfortable 2 and 3 beded rooms, with A/C and refrigerator, fully equipped studios & apartments with seperate bedroom for 3 or 4 persons. All have balconies, with sea or mountain view. Breakfast,lunch,dinner, happenings are all available on request in our cafeteria. The popular beach of Matala beach of Komos is very close to our pension.
at 15.5km (W) from Mitropoli
located in the old, traditional village Pitsidia, south of Heraklion near the Lybian Sea. A lot of trees and flowers give the house its special character. All our very clean rooms have ensuite shower and WC, view to the garden and to the village. Air-condition is also available.
at 15.6km (W) from Mitropoli
In one of the traditional neighborhoods of Pitsidia village you can find the brand new apartments called “Vrisi” that belong to Mrs. Sofia Androulidakis. The apartments have a green courtyard full of grass, flowers and a swimming pool. Sofia provides studios and apartments for rent and a house for a whole family.
at 15.7km (W) from Mitropoli
Jodi 's family oriented rent rooms w/kitchen are located in Pitsidia with a beautiful view of Psiloritis Mts. and the old section of the village. 20 minutes walking distance to the beach. All 4rooms are modern, spacious, comfortable, and clean with large terraces overlooking a great garden. Parking area available. Come to Jodi and enjoy an unforgettable holiday!
at 15.9km (SW) from Mitropoli
The monastery of Odigitria is a monastery of great importance and historical value and one of the oldest in Crete. It is located at the west edge of the Asterousia mountains at an altitude of 250 m. The monastery was surrounded by walls, part of them still stands. The temple of the monastery is dedicated to the assumption of Holly-Mother and to the Saint Apostles (Peter & Paul). Inside the temple there are valuable frescoes, icons of famous painters and iconostasis. The monastery is connected with the legendary freedom fighter 'Ksopateras' (1788 - 1828) In the area of the monastery at Agioi Eftihianoi was found an ancient (Early Minoan) cemetery.
at 16km (W) from Mitropoli
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 16.3km (N) from Mitropoli
Ano Asites (GR: Ανω Ασίτες) lies 24km from Iraklion and 6km from Agios Myron at 480m a.s.l with 423 inhabitants. A big part of the surrounding area is covered by forest on the eastern side of the mountain Psiloritis. Near the village there is the Byzantine chapel of Agios Antonios located in the ravine with the same name a place of exceptional natural beauty. From here passes the European Hiking Path (E4) which leads to the shelter "Prinos" ( of the Mountaineering Club of Iraklion - altitude 1100 m a.s.l.) located in a holly (=prinos) forest.
at 16.8km (W) from Mitropoli
A family run enterprise offering a warm and friendly atmosphere which only in small societies can be achieved. Its meticulously clean 11 spacious rooms, of 2-3 beds, all with fully equipped kitchen, Air Condition (hot/cold), telephone, shower and W.C., large balconies or terraces, are designed and furnished to be cosy and comfortable to our guests.