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TransferPlan will transfer you from and to Frangokastello as quickly, safely and comfortably as possible. Frangokastello is the location of a castle and scattered settlement on the south coast of Crete, about 15 km east of Chora Sfakion and 75 km from the city of Chania. Frangokastello is very famous for having one of the best beaches in Crete, for its Venetian castle and for the Cretan warrior ghosts known as Drosoulites.
The beach of Frangokastello is terrific, it looks like a lost paradise on earth. It is long, sandy, with shallow turquoise waters which makes it ideal for families with small children. The even better thing is that this beach is never overcrowded. West of the main beach you will find the long beach Vatalos, which is sandy and has stones and rocks in parts, making it ideal for swimming. Walking east from the main beach, you will find the beautiful beach of Orthi Ammos, famous for the large sand hills. Around the area, you will find small hotels and rooms to let, which are mostly around the castle. All businesses here are run by locals and you can find nice small taverns and traditional coffee shops.
Frangokastello is also famous for its Venetian castle, which was built in 1371, and the legendary ghosts named Drosoulites. This phenomenon is internationally known as an illusion. Considered as a kind of reflection, it has also been observed in other parts of the world with extensive bare soil areas which become overheated by the sun. To the Greeks, the appearance of the “dew men” marks the anniversary of the 1828 Battle of Frangokastello, an infamous event during the Greek War of Independence. After a seven-day siege, thousands of Turkish forces, massacred the roughly 350 Cretan and Epirote soldiers who were barricaded inside the fortress. They left the bodies of the slain soldiers unburied on the beach, where they rotted beneath the Mediterranean sun. These ghosts where named Drosoulites by locals as they appear with the morning dew.
Frangokastello is untouched by massive tourism and modern life. Everything here rolls in a different rhythm. A place ideal for relaxation, a great landscape and a place of unique beauty. That’s why is also very popular amongst Cretans as a weekend destination.
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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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