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Explore Anatoli Village & Creta Island!

The village of ANATOLI holds its written history from Byzantine and Venetian times. It has retained its medieval architectural character and its rich natural environment, while it is at close distance, 12-20 km, to some of the most beautiful, sandy, blue flag beaches of southeastern Crete. At 600m altitude it captures fantastic views to the sea while being surrounded by olive groves, gigantic rock formations and natural spring waters.

The town of Ierapetra (in the local dialect: Γεράπετρο Gerapetro) is located on the southeast coast of Crete, along the beach of Ierapetra Bay. It lies south of Agios Nikolaos and southwest of Sitia and is an important regional centre. With its 16,139 inhabitants (in 2011) it is the most populous town in the regional unit of Lasithi, and the fourth town of Crete. Ierapetra is nicknamed "bride of the Libyan Sea" because of its position as the only town on the south coast of Crete.

The southeastern part of the island hides some of the nicest surprises. Two exotic beaches at the Islands of Chrissi and Lefki, are a must to be visited and can be explored by taking a boat from Ierapetra and Makrigialos.

Crete, on the whole, is a mountainous island. Its mountain ranges are torn apart by magnificent, deep, wild gorges, which begin at high altitudes and usually end up at the coast..

Eating out. Recommended cretan food and restaurants

Crete is the birthplace of the first European civilization, the Minoan, which flourished between 3000 BC and 1200 BC mainly in Central and Eastern Crete.The Minoan fleet, the strongest of its era, as evidenced by several findings in the Mediterranean, brought wealth to Crete from the trade of the famous Cretan cypress and agricultural products.

Explore the cretan medieval monuments and byzantine monasteries

A vast number of museums highlight the history and life of Cretan Island.
Archaeological museums are usually the most exciting and the most important in the island is the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion, gathering findings of the Minoan civilization and its interaction with Egypt. The exhibition of frescoes from Knossos site is a must to see.

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