Archanes

Archanes

Archanes is so close to Heraklion in time and in distance, so much a pleasure too. You pass through Kato Archanes and climb a short distance to the main (Epano) Archanes village. The large village has little in the way of places to stay, but has been restored and beautified with European Union funds, as well as private initiative. A truly remarkable job has been done here, the place looks great but retains as much atmosphere and as many original features as possible, it is a model for such projects in our opinion. The mayor of ten years, is one of the most active, to the visible benefit of the place, in creating and encouraging the establishment of museum, arts, special and cultural events - general civic quality, most refreshing. 
The village people are proud of their successful efforts to keep the village alive, clean, traditional and beautiful. They are also genuinely friendly.

Ianthos - Anemos Spilia

Ianthos - Anemos Spilia

ARCHANES

Ianthos is a fine example of rural Cretan architecture, the 150 years old and careful, in detail renovated houses offers an ideal choice for those who seek an alternative vacation. It comprises a two-storey house (Anemospilia) with a loft and a separate oven house (Iyttos).