The fortified monastery of Agarathos is located 23km east of Heraklion in a wooded location at an altitude of 538m near Episkopi. The monastery, especially during the Venetian Era, was one of the richest in Crete owning several other monasteries in Heraklion and Lassithi prefectures. It is considered the first in the hierarchy of the monasteries of the island.
Agia Eirini Gorge in Selino
On the western side of the White Mountains, in the province of Selino, another gorge opens up, unique in beauties and flora.The gorge has a lot of vertical passes and bears its name after the small village situated in the vicinity of its entrance, at a distance of 46 km from Chania.
Agia Fotia, one of the favorite beaches of all Cretans, is located 45km southeast of Agios Nikolaos and 12km east of Ierapetra. The settlement takes its name after the local Church of Agia Fotini (or Agia Fotia).
Agia Galini is one of the most popular seaside resorts of southern Rethymnon, situated next to the exit of the Amarianos River, 61km south of Rethymno city and 68km southwest of Heraklion. This small town is bustling with life during the summer months and provides all the necessary touristic amenities.
Agia Lake (Ayia)
The artificial lake of Agia (Ayia) is located near the village of Agia, 9 km west of Chania. It is a small lake of 450 acres, which is close at Fasas. This valley is considered as the most dank of Crete. Agia lake receives water from underground springs and the river called Xekolomenos.
Agia Pelagia (Santa Pelagia) is located 21km west of Heraklion, on the west side of a long peninsula, which has many small coves with beautiful beaches. The main beach of the settlement is a long and narrow beach with sand and greenish waters.
Arkadi Monastery is located near the village Amnatos, 23km east of Rethymno. It is built at an altitude of 500m, on a fertile plateau with olive groves, vineyards, pine, cypress and oak trees. Around the monastery there are several picturesque chapels and from there starts the beautiful Arkadi gorge.
This is the longest gorge in the region, with a total length of roughly 12.5 km. It starts at the spot known as Kolomodi in the northwest and crosses the Astraki area (Nikos Kazantzakis Municipality), the Miliara springs and the borders of the Karteros area, along a route rich in natural, geological and cultural features.
The famous lagoon of Balos is located approximately 56km northwest of Chania and 17km northwest of Kissamos, formed between the Cape Gramvousa and the small Cape Tigani. Balos is surely the mostly photographed beach in Crete, a very favorite subject of all tourist guides for Greece.
Chania Archaeological Museum
Chania Archaeological Museum is located on Halidon Street in the centre of the old town,and houses the Archaeological Collection of Chania.It has been housed in various public buildings (the Residency, the Boys’ High School, the Hassan Mosque). Since 1963 it has been housed in the Venetian church of St Francis,an important monument of the city