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Kaloi Limenes

Kaloi Limenes
or Kali Limenes (Greek: Καλοί Λιμένες [kaliˈ liménes]) is a village and port in the Heraklion regional unit, southern Crete, in Greece, located 82 kilometres (51 mi) south-west of the city of Heraklion. It has approximately 50 inhabitants. It is known as a major bunkering spot for ships in the southern Mediterranean.
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Archanes

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Archanes (Greek: Αρχάνες, Godart & Olivier abbreviation: ARKH) is a former municipality in the Heraklion regional unit, Crete, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Archanes-Asterousia, of which it is a municipal unit. Population 4,548 (2001). It is also the archaeological site of an ancient Minoan settlement in central Crete. The discovery of ancient roads leading from Archanes to Juktas, Anemospilia, Xeri Kara and Vathypetro indicate that Archanes was an important hub in the region during Minoan times. Archaeological evidence indicates that ancient Archanes spread out over the same area as the modern town of Archanes.




Matala

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Matala
(Greek Μάταλα) is a village located 75 km south-west of Heraklion, Crete. Matala is part of the community of Pitsidia within the municipal unit of Festos, Heraklion regional unit.

Knossos

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Knossos
, Knossus, or Cnossus (Greek: Κνωσός or Κνωσσός, pronounced [knoˈsos]) is the largest Bronze Age archaeological site on Crete and is considered Europe's oldest city.
Phaistos

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Phaistos
(Greek: Φαιστός, pronounced [Fe'stos]; Ancient Greek: Φαιστός, pronounced [ Pʰai̮stós]), also transliterated as Phaestos, Festos and Latin Phaestus, currently refers to a Bronze Age archaeological site at modern Phaistos, a municipality in south central Crete. Ancient Phaistos was located about 5.6 km (3.5 mi) east of the Mediterranean Sea. The name, Phaistos, survives from ancient Greek references to a city in Crete of that name, shown to be, in fact, at or near the current ruins.
Palaiokastro

Palaiokastro
(Greek: Παλαιόκαστρο) is a coastal village and a community in the municipal unit of Malevizi. 9 km west of Heraklion on the island of Crete. In 2001 Palaiokastro had a population of 156 for the village and over 1000 of people that have their country house . It is situated in front of a 70 meter long pebbled beach leading to a cove with rapidly deepening waters that are protected from the prevailing northerly winds. On the southern end of the beach rises a steep calcareous rock. During the Venetian occupation of Crete extensive fortifications were built on this rock, housing cannons that secured the bay of Heraklion. Ruins of the fortress walls survive until today.
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Amnisos

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Amnisos
, also Amnissos and Amnisus (Greek: Ἀμνισός or Ἀμνισσός) , is a bronze-aged settlement on the north shore of Crete and was used as a port to the palace city of Knossos. It appears in Greek literature and mythology from the earliest times, but its origin is far earlier, in prehistory. The historic settlement belonged to a civilization now called Minoan. Excavation at Amnisos in 1932 uncovered a villa that included the "House of the Lilies", which was named for the lily theme that was depicted in a wall fresco.
Tylisos

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Tylisos
(Τύλισος, also Pyrgos Tylissos, Tylissos) is a town and a former municipality in the Heraklion regional unit, Crete, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Malevizi, of which it is a municipal unit. Population 3,941 in 2001. It is an ancient Minoan peak sanctuary and town. The Municipality of Tylisos was created in 1999 and includes 11 villages. The economy is based around agriculture, mainly grape cultivation (accounting for 4.8% of the island’s production) and olive cultivation. At the same time stock farming of sheep, goats and chickens and beehive farms are abundant.

Viannos

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Viannos
(Greek: Βιάννος) is a municipality in the Heraklion regional unit, Crete, Greece. Population 5,563 (2011). The seat of the municipality is in Ano Viannos.In September 1943, German occupation forces inflicted heavy loss of life and property on the region of Viannos in reprisal for its support of the Cretan resistance.In late July 2012, the area was hit by wildfires which caused severe damage in crops and livestock.

Agia Pelagia

Agia Pelagia
(Dimos Gaziou) is a seaside fishing village built in the centre of a picturesque amphitheatric bay, 23 km northwest from Heraklion capital city of the island of Crete.It takes its name from the homonymous church, in the Monastery of the Sebbathians, ruins of which are found at a distance of 1 km west of the village. The town also has sandy beaches that attract tourists.[1]In Agia Pelagia there are the post-minoan graves and the University (Pritanion) of the 4th century BC which were found in 1970 at the site "Kladistos" or "Kladotos". Also there is a nearby cave, with the name "Evresi", where - according to legend - local people found the icon of Agia Pelagia.

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Gergeri

Gergeri
(Greek: Γέργερη) is the seat of Rouvas municipal unit in Heraklion regional unit in the Greek island of Crete. The population was 1,809 in 2001.[1] Gergeri's location is at a region called "Pano Riza" of Psiloreiti's, and in that region there are also the villages Panasos,Nivritos,Zaros,Vorizia and Kamares. Nowadays,everyone in Gergeri and in Pano Riza is proud for the too many companies that we have in Gergeri, and also for our football club Rouvas F.C., which now is playing on Football League 2. Near Gergeri also is the Rouva's Forest, which is very famous and very beautiful. During the Greek War of Independence the Commissioner of Crete, Emmanouil Tombazis, gathered 3,000 Cretans in Gergeri to face a force of 12,000 Turkish-Egyptian soldiers at Ayia Varvara. On August 20, 1823 and despite a valiant defence against the much larger and better organised force, the Cretans had to retreat after losing 300 men in the battle at the village of Amouryelles.

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Charakas

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Charakas
(Greek: Χάρακας) is a village in the municipality of Archanes-Asterousia on Crete, Greece with about 1000 inhabitants. It is about 45 km south from Heraklion, which is the largest city of Crete. The village lies on the foothills of Asterousia mountain and near(15 km)the south coast of Crete,behind the mountain Libyan Sea.Charakas has a great rock (haraki), 35m high, with a temple and a castle. Also in the front of Haraki is the Heroon, a monument of warriors and a church of St Panteleymon with a great campanile.
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