This day of exploring begins at the town of Heraklion and its Archaeological Museum, the world’s premier museum of Minoan civilization and continues to the site of ancient Knossos, once the enter of the Minoan world. The end of the day will find you in the small village of Archanes.
THE TRADITIONAL VILLAGE OF ARCHANES
This picturesque village built on the slopes of mount Giouhtas, 15 km. south of the town of Heraklion, is situated in the center of the most important wineproducing region of Crete. It has a 5,000 years of history, while excavations conducted in the last 50 years have brought to light a lot of sites dating back to the Minoan period. The village is also very famous for its typical Cretan architecture. Most of the houses have been restored recently and Archanes has won the second award as “The Best Restored Village in Europe”.