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TransferPlan will transfer you from and to Fodele as quickly, safely and comfortably as possible. Fodele is a village of the Municipality of Malevizi situated 27km west of Heraklion Town. The idyllic village extends in a green oasis full of orange and lemon groves, colourful flowers and running waters. The fruitful valley of Fodele is crossed by the river Pantomantris and is surrounded by mountains with high trees and caves. Fodele is well known amongst the locals for its great oranges and generally the fresh vegetables.
Fodele beach is 3km north of the village Fodele. The National Road connecting Heraklion and Chania passes beside the beach. It's a nice sandy beach, exposed to north winds, that’s why its wavy most of the time. It is protected on the east by Cape Stavros and on the west by the hill of Kastellos, on top of which there are ruins of the old fort Kastelos. The beach of Fodele is formed at the exit of the river Pantomantris or Fodelianos. Its western part is very well organized with umbrellas, sun beds, showers, water sports, cafes and taverns. On the west side, the beach is protected by a small dock, which belongs to a resort nearby. This dock protects swimmers in the western part of the beach. The east side next to the gas station is unorganized and open to the public, but unfortunately very wavy.
Fodele is famous because is the birthplace of the famous painter El Greco. El Greco lived here for 26 years and then he moved to Italy, where he became the student of the great painter Titian. Later on, he moved to Toledo in Spain, where he lived till his death. His works have Byzantine and ancient Greek influences, combined with Renaissance art. The house he grew up in Fodele is in the southeast of the village and it operates as El Greco’s museum. In the museum, you can find some copies of his greatest works. Near the house, it is the old church of the Virgin Mary, which as they say inspired the great painter and influenced his works.
Fodele is a place characterised by its breath-taking landscape, long history, traditions and legends about fairies that dance by the rivers at nights. It’s ideal for family holidays or just relaxing away from massive tourism. You can also use it as your base for exploring south Crete.
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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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