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TransferPlan will transfer you from and to Amnissos as quickly, safely and comfortably as possible. Amnissos is located 9 km east of Heraklion city, close to Amnissos village. Amnissos is a beautiful long sandy beach with clear blue waters, although sometimes it gets windy.
During summertime, this beach gets really crowded as it is well organized, with umbrellas, sunbeds and sports facilities, close to Heraklion and has shallow waters. So, it is preferred by tourists, families and locals. Here you can find a lot of hotels, resorts and rooms to let. The road by the seaside is full of restaurants, taverns, beach bars and coffee shops. The big disadvantage of this lovely beach is that it is next to the airport so especially during summertime it gets really noisy because of the planes. The beach has a “blue flag” meaning that it is really clean and ideal for swimming.
The famous archaeological site of Amnissos is located at Karteros village, at the slopes of the Paleochora hill. It is an ancient city, which according to the historian Stravon was used by King Minos as the port of Knossos and is another great example of Minoan civilization. The current sea level at the area is three meters higher than the bronze-aged sea level. That means that some drowned houses are still visible. The habitation of Amnissos dates back to the Middle Minoan period. In 1932 a Minoan Mansion named “Villa of the Lilies” was discovered. It gets its name due to the lily wall paintings, which was destroyed by fire in the 15th century BC. The villa had paved rooms, a bathroom, stairs, a sanctuary, a kitchen and a storeroom. The beach overlooks the islet of Dia, which was a significant Minoan religious site. Another ancient religious site close to Amnissos beach is the Cave of Eileithyia, where according to the myth, Hera gave birth to Eileithyia, the goddess of childbirth. The cave is long and narrow, yet open to the public and its worth a visit.
Amnissos has a lovely beach and it is pretty close to Heraklion. It can be easily used as a base for exploring Crete. The only bad thing is the noise of the aeroplanes which during summertime they are way too many, one every 5min.
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TransferPlan will transfer you from and to Heraklion Port as quickly, safely and comfortably as possible. Heraklion port is situated at the center of Heraklion Prefecture’s northern coast and adjacent to island’s capital.
The modern Heraklion port was firstly established in the 20th century and expanded eastwards of its older predecessor, the 700-year-old Venetian port that now serves as an attraction and a place of pleasure. Heraklion port is the second largest and busiest harbour in Greece after Piraeus.
The port is conveniently located along the middle part of the Cretan highway that serves the northern part of the island. The highway offers an easy getaway to the towns of Agios Nikolaos, Sitia, Kissamos, Rethymnon, Chania and Heraklion. It is busy all-year-round with an approximate number of 2 million visitors annually. The port services very popular routes such as Piraeus-Athens, Thessaloniki and a number of Aegean islands. Itineraries are regular and for other major ports, ships depart daily.
The Harbour hosts visitors for both touristic purposes and commercial activities. It possesses an array of facilities for the convenience of all travellers. In close proximity to the port, one can find in abundance shops, cafes and restaurants within a short walking distance.
The port is an 'umbrella' term covering both the new Heraklion Ferry Port and the old Venetian Harbour. The 'Castello a Mare' more widely known as Koules is a significant walled structure marking the entrance to the old Venetian port. The fortress dates back to the 16th century and is presumed that Cretan rebels were tortured in its underground chambers by mercenaries of the Ottoman Empire during the times of Crete's occupation. The Heraklion old town is located nearby, thus after a visit to the Fortress travellers can enjoy a walk through the vibrant streets of the city or taste some delicacies prepared by the friendly and hospitable locals.
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