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TransferPlan will transfer you from and to Elounda as quickly, safely and comfortably as possible. Elounda is a small resort town located in the northern coast of Crete 70km east of Heraklion and is consisted by a network of seven villages and an unoccupied island. Elounda has gained fame as a luxury tourist resort with high-end boutique hotels and restaurants. Each year Elounda becomes a hub for celebrities and public figures that choose the region as their vacation destination.
Elounda is renowned for its gorgeous and pristine landscape. Visitors who seek a serene and peaceful seaside vacation would be delighted to find all this in Elounda. Moreover, Elounda is in a convenient location thus not completely isolated. The town lies on the edge of the scenic lake of Korfos Bay and overlooks the Spinalonga peninsula. Spinalonga is infamous for being the last operating leper settlement on the European continent. Initially, Spinalonga was attached to mainland Crete but during Venetian occupation was converted into an island and fortified for defence purposes.
The fortress is defended by 40 cannons that date back to the 15th century. The island was originally converted into a leper colony back in the 19th century and hosted its last residents in 1957. To this day the island remains uninhabited and is considered a place of great historical interest. It is also one of the most popular attractions in the area. The island is frequently serviced by small boats which makes it an ideal day trip for visitors.
In the centre of Elounda, one can find a picturesque fishing port. Around the waterfront, there are several bars and restaurants. Also, north of the port lies the nearest beach to the town, where visitors can take some time off from sightseeing. Expect to meet some crowds whilst there.
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TransferPlan will transfer you from and to Heraklion town as quickly, safely and comfortably as possible. Heraklion boasts the title of the largest urban entity in Crete and is also the administrative capital of the island. Heraklion has an immense historical and cultural heritage, as in close proximity to the city visitors can find the Palace of Knossos, which has served as the centre of Minoan civilisation. Throughout the city, you can also find a number of constructions dating back to the Venetian occupation such as Koules Fortress in the old port.
Heraklion is home to some world class monuments and cultural landmarks. Among the most outstanding man-made structures is the Heraklion Fortress that contains the 'old town'. Originally built by Arab merchants and later on reinforced by Venetians, the Fortress included seven bastions, of which only the Martinego bastion survives the passing of time. Moreover, visitors will be delighted to find one of the gates to the city, named Chanioporta, which is ornate with the winged lion of Saint Marc. Visitors can also pay pilgrimage to the grave of one of Greece's most important writers and Nobel recipient, N. Kazantzakis. The sight that marks his resting place also offers some mesmerising views of the city.
Throughout the city, one can spot statues and monuments commemorating prolific figures that have been important for Greece's course through history and have contributed to Crete's immense cultural heritage. Some of the names include renaissance painter El Greco, Poet Vicenzo Kornaros and Politician Eleftherios Venizelos.
Moreover, the Archaeological museum should be on the top of every visitor's list; a splendid space that boasts a massive collection of ancient artefacts from all over the island and covers more than 5,500 years of history. Special emphasis is given to the spoils of Minoan civilisation, which has been one of the first to spring in the Southern European cost and was almost entirely wiped out by a volcanic eruption and a subsequent tsunami. The museum is home to the most important collection of surviving Minoan antiquities in the world and awaits its visitors to explore the mysteries of this extinguished civilisation.
Nowadays, Heraklion represents a beacon of Greek modernization and has been subjected to an extensive urban sprawl, that gives it a truly unique character. Despite the expansion of concrete residential blocs and the immense traffic, a short walk through the bustling streets and alleys will travel you through thousand years of history and will reveal to you the hip side of Greece with its rich coffee culture and culinary delights that can be found in every corner.
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