Thel area around Fabrica provides lovely walks down country lanes of vineyards, olive fields, for those who enjoy walking/hiking.

The Monastery of St.John is situated across the main veranda don't miss a visit there!

Would you like to know how the ceramics are made and decorated? There is a  ceramics lab in Anopoli village. Test your skills in ceramics and keep your creations as a souvenir.

Head into Heraklion Town (15 minutes' drive) to sip iced coffee or Greek coffee and eat a bougatsa (a pastry that wraps up a yummy custard and then is sprinkled with cinnamon and icing sugar) around the 17th-century Morosini fountain. Don't miss to explore the Venetian sea walls and fortress and visit the Archeological Museum (it's currently closed for renovation, but there's a temporary exhibition to explore)

Visit he Bronze Age palace of Knossos (20 minutes' drive away).

The visit of Knossos can also be combined with a visit to the village of Archanes which has won the  2nd "best restored village in Europe". There are four archaeological sites here - one in the village (a fenced excavation) and three close by, at Anemospiliaat Fourni (on the edge of the village - a Minoan graveyard) and  the fourth one, Vathypetro, on the way to Houdetsi is worthwhile not only for the finds, but also some of the most magnificent views of Crete which you can see from the site - a unique vantage point

Don't miss to hike up the nearby summit of Giouhtas, (you can see it from your vill) at the lovely village of Archanes.

Visit the Museum of Nikos Kazantzakis (15km) at Mirtia (or Varvaroi) ( the important intellectual, author, thinker, philosopher, politician and traveller (15km)

Time for beach, Kokkini Hani with its sandy beach is just 4.5km away or maybe you would like to drive further to Agia Pelagia and Ligaria is just a 30 minutes drive or even further to the south coast (1 hour) to see the ex-hippy-hangout of Matala and the stunning long beach of Komos.

Time for fun, take the kids to a water park - Water City (1km) - or visit the Cretaquarium this is where your experience exploring the Mediterranean sea world begins.

Do you maybe enjoy playing golf ? The Crete Golf Club is just 20km away.

Crete is famours for its wine as well. You could enjoy a wine tasting at a local vineyard. Boutari is located near Skalani Village and offers organized tours with an audio-visual presentation and is popular with tour groups, or maybe ask Alexandros to arrange a visit to a smaller, less commercial vineyard at Houdetsi or Venerato.

Lassithi plateau is ideal for those who love cycling. Enjoy the 18km ride that goes through almost all the little villages. This ride is especially nice.

For more activities in Heraklion Area.

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