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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 Palekastro as quickly, safely and comfortably as possible. Palekastro is a small village 20 km from the town of Sitia in the region of Lasithi, in the east of Crete.
In Paleokastro you will find a very rich agrarian landscape, the village is surrounded by olive groves, grapevines, gardens and rugged hills. Another natural sight of rare beauty is the flat-topped Hill of Kastri. Kastri stands above the village and separates the coastline in two parts.
In Paleokastro you can find many traditional establishments and very rich historical and cultural heritage. First off, you can explore Greek coffee culture by visiting a 'Kafenion', basically a small coffee house frequented by locals. You can also visit the Cretan Folklore museum, which is housed within the premises of an actual restored traditional Cretan mansion. Then you can find some early 20th century artefacts and antiquities that will give you a glimpse into the daily lives of the locals. Most residents are employed in the agricultural sector; thus the region is famous for a great produce of high-quality olive oil, wine, cheese, fish, all perfectly incorporated within the local cuisine. Paleokastro is a great place to experience the hospitality of locals and their rich culinary culture.
Between the village and the bay is the ancient Minoan site of the township Roussolakkos. This settlement dates back to 2000 BC and it was the second largest Minoan settlement after Knossos. Roussolakkos is a significant historical site, where archaeologists managed to retrieve several items and draw a clear picture of what life in Minoan Crete looked like.
The first thing you want to do as you reach Paleokastro is to get to the beach. To reach the local beach of Chiona is only a short walk away from the village centre. Chiona is a beautiful and quiet sandy beach with blue crystal-clear waters. However, if there is a 'star beach' in Paleokastro that would be Vai, where 'Bounty' used the beach as the location for some of their commercials in the 90s. Vai is only 8km away from the centre of Paleokastro and is an easy car ride away.
If you are more interested in tracing historical and natural sights, then you can book some excellent boat trips, that will take you into scenic bays and to the historical sight of Spinalonga island. Worth mentioning is also the Toplou Monastery near the region of Sitia. Moreover, you can visit the fourth Minoan Palace of the island at Zakros, or explore the Roman ruins of Ithanos.
Paleokastro is an ideal place to experience 'real' Crete in its simplest and most authentic form. Time pasts slowly here and locals keep age all traditions alive in a very fast-paced modern world.
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