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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 Koutsouras as quickly, safely and comfortably as possible. Koutsouras is a picturesque village in Lasithi regional unit, 22 kilometres east of Ierapetra at the road heading for Makri Gialos. This small village was established in the 19th century by sheep farmers who lived in a mountain village named Stavrohori.
Koutsouras economy is not based on tourism. The locals live mostly from agriculture. That means that you will find a few small hotels and a couple of taverns. This is a true Cretan village and the locals will call you by your first name. In the area, there are many small pebble beaches. The main beach is located west of the village, in front of an old settlement, is well organized and full of tamarisk trees which will provide you with their shadow during summertime. In general, Koutsouras always has a few tourists, but if you want an even more isolated beach, a good solution is a small beach with pebbles next to the harbour of the village, about 2km on the west. 1km east of Koutsouras there is a small beach named Koutsourelis, with nice sand, making it ideal for families with children.
If you get in Koutsouras you must explore the surrounding area, an astonishing landscape of eastern Crete. The southern hills of Thripti are covered by thick pine forest, an oasis in the dry landscape of Lasithi. If you visit the park of Apiganias, west of the village, you will have a taste of this old magnificent forest. Over Koutsouras is located the traditional settlement of Tsikalaria with the pirate path passing through, a historic remnant of the Byzantine years which they say was used by locals to find shelter when pirates were attacking.
Koutsouras is a small village perfect for those who are seeking to relax on their holidays away from mass tourism. Here you will not find resorts, beach bars and huge hotels, but the locals will smile at you and will give you a taste of true Cretan hospitality.
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