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Archanes, Heraklion Prefecture


Awarded for their residential development, Archanes is a colorful mosaic of elegant houses, museums with Minoan-Byzantine finds and exhibits of folk art, exquisite architecture buildings and Byzantine churches.

This role model village is built at an altitude of 380 meters, at the northeast end of the Yuchta Valley, 15 km far from the center of Heraklion.

At Archanes you will enjoy strolls in atmospheric neighborhoods with well-preserved houses, painted in lively colors and blooming courtyards.

Quality guesthouses, picturesque restaurants and cafés offering traditional cuisine are the main attractions for its visitors.

Search for the shops in the streets of the “old market”, where you will find plenty of handicrafts and products created by local small businesses.