A Venetian seaside fortress situated at the entrance of the old harbour. It was built by the Venetians, before the construction of the new Venetian fortification, in order to protect the pier and the port. It took its last shape in the years between 1523 - 1540 replacing another construction destroyed by an earthquake. It has been continuously repaired due to the violent waves of the sea that always used to cause damages to its stonework and foundation. It was built with big blocks of stone and it consisted of two floors. On the ground floor there exist 26 rooms that were used to house captains or to store food and ammunition. On the upper floor there are battlements for placing canons. The upper parts of the castle and the existing base of the minaret are Turkish changes. On the outside of the main sides of the castle, there are relief plaques that stand out with the lion of St. Mark, the symbol of Venice. During the Turkish period in the dark and humid rooms of the castle, the Turks used to torture and imprison the Cretan revolutionaries. Today, the castle is open to visitors and during the summer period it is used for various cultural activities (art exhibitions, music, theatre).
Since 1985, with hard work, we have managed to become well known and trusted car hire company, not only in Crete but also amongst our numerous customers from Europe and other countries. We are the cheapest in town. We deliver to port, airport and hotels. Full insurance without excess. - New models, Safe Cars, Special Offers. No deposit required for booking.
Large land property is for sale directly by the owner. The above area is located in the area of Tsoutsouros, on the south coast of Heraklion prefecture and approximately one kilometer from the village. The land is owned by the seller for over fifty years and there are clean titles and detailed topographic maps. More specifically the following properties are for sale: Property A: area of approximately 130,000 square meters (130 stremata) Property B: Size 24,000 square meters Property C: Size 20,000 square meters Property D Sea Front: Size of 8,700 square meters
Seaside apartment located an hour drive (60kms) from Heraklion's airport at Tsoutsouros village. The house is on top of a headland separating two bays with magnificent beaches - the one almost private! - constituting a majestic scenery of virgin Crete with both sea and mountain view. Unique place for those who seek privacy, peace and romantic mood. The apartment is 45 square meters with fully equipped kitchen - sitting room, double room, WC - shower and a large shaded veranda. Sleeps up to 4. Prices from € 70/ night
Just on the water line of the sparkling deep blue waters of the Libyan Sea, -Open all year round. Our rooms are spacious and elegantly furnished providing a true home atmosphere. We can satisfy the most demanding customers since our well designed self-contained rooms which can have a capacity of up to three persons will meet the hardsest requirements. Our rooms have WC/Shower, air condition, kitchen unit, refrigerator, private balcony, inter-connection doors which connect two rooms and are ideal for families with children.
Gorgona is a family run hotel that offer all the modern amenities. It has its own swimming pool, and is surrounded by its own gardens with lush tropical vegetation, that spread on 5000 sq. meters. There is also a lounge with TV, bar, restaurant, reception, pool bar and a large private parking area. The 39 rooms have their own balconies, private bath, central heating, air conditioning, TV, radio, refrigerator, telephone and safe box. Sandy beach is only 200m away. Open all year round
We at Die Zwei Brueder (The Two Brothers) offer you nice, clean rooms. Although it's only two minutes walk to the beach or to the village, the pension's unique high placing guarantees you peace whenever you want it. Also help with information and car rentals to our customers. Find also villas for rent in the area. Villas Panorama and Peristeri are situated in the village of Pitsidia very close to Matala, Kommos and Kalamaki. They offer high standards' accommodation and one has its own swimming pool.
Panorama studios complex is located a little outside the village of Pitsidia and enjoys panoramic views to the bay of Messara and the surrounding Mountains. Panorama offers one bedroom apartments, studios and rooms for rent. The taverna is open from 9:00 to 23:00.
Melissa Hotel*** (3 stars) lies in the beautiful bay of Matala in a distance of 800m from the beach. Its spacious apartments are fully equipped (with air condition, telephone, TV, music, fridge) and have their own verandah. There is also a Restaurant, Bar, Swimming Pool...