Istro (Kalo Chorio)
Private Taxi Transfer
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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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TransferPlan will transfer you from and to Istro Kalo Chorio as quickly, safely and comfortably as possible. Istron is just 10 km from the pluralistic town of Agios Nikolaos in the Lasithi region of east Crete. You will find this village as you pass along the main national road towards Ierapetra. The lower coastal part of this lovely area is known as Istron or Istro and the upper village is known as Kalo Horio.
In Istro you will find three beautiful beaches in three separate sheltered bays next to each other. The first one Karovostasi is to the northwest of the village. It is the most isolated and quiet one, with sand and rocks and clear crystalline waters. Beside Karovostasi is Agios Panteleimonas beach, which owes its name to a small white church next to it. Both these beaches are organized with umbrellas and sunbeds. The last one, on the northeast side, is Voulisma beach. A very long beach, one of the most beautiful in Crete, with shallow crystal-clear blue waters and fine white sand, making it ideal for families with children. This is the most well-organized beach with sunbeds, umbrellas showers and a small mini bar at the beginning of the path leading to the beach, which offers you a wonderful view.
The upper village Kalo Horio, also spelt as Kalo Chorio, is a traditional picturesque village. Kalo Horio in Greek means Good Village and here you will definitely take a taste of true Cretan hospitality. The village has a population of around 900. It is also a working village, so is not overly developed for tourists, meaning you will have an experience like no other in this beautiful area. If you fancy exploring the history of the area, Kalo Chorio has several interesting ancient archaeological sites, dating back to 3000 BC. Among them are Priniatikos Pyrgos, Vrokastro, and Vasiliki. Many houses and a paved courtyard can be found here which dates back to 2500 BC. Kalo Chorio is located only hours’ drive away from Heraklion. This means not only is it ideally located for those flying into Heraklion airport, but perfect if you’d like to explore one of the most fascinating and lively cities on the island.
Istron is one of the most beautiful bays in Crete, untouched by massive tourism with wonderful landscapes and an amazing seaside. You will definitely not regret your choice.
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