Vlahiana Settlement

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Vlahiana, 15 km southwest of the town of Heraklion, is a small settlement which lies at the southeast foot of Mount Psiloritis, amphitheatrically located at an altitude of 580 meter, overlooking the villages of Kerasia, Venerato, and Avgeniki at a distance of about 1 km.

Vlahiana, 15 km southwest of the town of Heraklion, is a small settlement which lies at the southeast foot of Mount Psiloritis, amphitheatrically located at an altitude of 580 meter, overlooking the villages of Kerasia, Venerato, and Avgeniki at a distance of about 1 km.

The area’s breathtaking natural beauty is accentuated by the intense morphological contrast of the terrain and the vineyards that embrace the settlement, along with the intrinsic beauty and sweeping views of the gorges at Ano Asites, Agia Irini and Venerato.

Nearby Vlahianna, and over the hill Patella near the small village Prinias in Malevizi province located the picturesque chapel of Saint Panteleimon with amazing views to mountains, vineyards, amazing Cretan nature. Patela is the site of the Minoan town Rizinia or Apollonia, which prospered till the Roman period and after the excavations of the Italian Archaeological School unearthed a small fort of the 5th century BC with metal weaponry. Moreover, the excavations revealed two temples of the 7th century BC (one was probably dedicated to Rhea) and a temple dedicated to the Minoan Goddess of Snakes.

How to get there

By Air:  From May through mid-October there are direct charter flights to Chania and, more frequently, to the capital Heraklion. Tickets can be bought in advance for almost all flights via our partner website.

By Sea: The journey is the thing". A superb way of enjoying the journey to Crete is to fly to Athens and take the ferry from Piraeus (Pireas) - the port serving Athens. A still-romantic way to travel by the overnight ferry from Piraeus to Chania-Souda port or Heraklion Port. Tickets can be bought in advance for all ferries via our website.

By Car: If you want to explore the region while you're here, we recommend that you rent a car, other means of transport are limited and/or infrequent. We suggest our sister website, which offers competitive prices and you can collect your car at either airport.

By Taxi: Book your taxi transfer online easily and safely from the airport or port to any location via our website.

 

Where to stay 

At tiny Vlahiana, on the edge of the western section of the wine region, there is a unique, tranquil, converted old farm house, Villa Kerasia Inn.

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