Are you looking for the real feel of an authentic Cretan village?
Then Archanes is just the place to be!
Within a short distance from Heraklion and the archeological site of Knossos Palace, this is a destination that will travel you back in time.
Consisting of the upper and lower villages, Archanes is embraced by the imposing Giouktas mountain.
The entire area has been restored, with newly paved pathways and neoclassical stone houses.
The locals have paid great attention to detail, reviving a truly impressive history of 5,000 years, as evidenced by the historic findings around the village.
Learn more: Archanes Village