Rent a car in Analipsi
Analipsis is a seaside village very close to the famous seaside resort of Hersonissos and only 24 km east of Heraklion. A large number of hotels are located in Analipsis which can satisfy all tastes; from luxury holidays to the less expensive but warm and hospitable family running hotels, giving the opportunity to the guests to enjoy the lovely landscape and beautiful beaches.
Guests can find several restaurants, shops, mini-markets, bars, cafes, bakeries and some other amenities which make the village of Analipsis an ideal destination for relaxing holidays. The lovely sandy beach with clear blue waters is excellent for families and people who seek carefree and sunny holidays. The cosmopolitan resort of Hersonissos, which offers a wide variety of restaurants, shops and vivid nightlife is only 2.5 km away from Analipsis. Analipsi is less developed in tourist sector comparing to the surrounding areas.
The main road of Analipsi crosses the area vertically from the Former National Road Heraklion - Agios Nikolaos and is approximately 1km to the beach. Along the street, there are tourist shops, supermarkets. The choices of restaurants and taverns in the village are numerous. There is also a beautiful paved square and a palm tree in the centre.
The visitor can walk among the traditional narrow streets of the old part of Analipsi village and enjoy the beautiful gardens as well as discover the beautiful places of the village. Within a short driving distance, you can find the Crete Golf Club (only 5 km away), the Crete Aquarium (10 minutes driving distance) and the famous "The Dikteon Andron Cave" where according to legend, Zeus was born, is located 22 km away from the village of Analipsis.
What places to visit near Analipsi
The magic of the seafloor and the diving experience into such a familiar yet unknown world -the sea world of the Mediterranean - cannot be described in just a few words. A must-see place especially If you travel with kids.
Dinosauria Park started as an idea in 2013 and was first housed in GOURNES ΔΕΚΚ, located in the former American Base. There were hosted 30 different dinosaur species from all periods of the Mesozoic era and other prehistoric animals.
In 2014 the exhibits were transferred to their own space, following intensive efforts to be found in their natural environment and to "revive"! In the large family of dinosaurs new species were added and new sections, such as dinosaurs General Hospital, where young and old fans of dinosaurs can see a dinosaur hatches and begins his life in the park. In the space for creative activities, all become children again, trying to find as many dinosaurs may in tidal area, and playing various "dinosaur games" made in space.
For the visitors there is the opportunity to watch themed films released in 5D and 7D Cinema.
One of the most important gorges of Eastern Crete is Aposelemis Gorge which is located near Chersonissos. The Aposelemis river runs along the bottom of the gorge and springs from the Lasithi Plateau flowing into the sea between the areas of Analipsis and Kato Gouves in the Municipality of Chersonissos.
The name Aposelemis (Abou Selim) is one of the few Arabic words that are still preserved in Crete. Probably, it was the name of an Arab who acted in the region during the Arab occupation.
It is a small but impressive gorge in a picturesque landscape of natural beauty and dense vegetation. Aposelemis Gorge starts from the area of Agio Pnevma (Holy Spirit) at Xerokamares on the provincial road of Chersonissos - Kastelli and reaches up to the height of the village Agriana, in the area of Analipsis. It is 4 km long and its direction is from South to North. At Xerokamares, the visitor can see the imposing remains of the ancient aqueduct of the area that supplied Chersonissos with water.
Gournes is located 15 kilometres east of Heraklion, after Kokkini Hani and before Gouves of the Municipality of Hersonissos. It is located at an altitude of 20 meters, on the main road to Agios Nikolaos. The area of Gournes is located in a large fertile plain and the main occupation of the inhabitants is agriculture. In this region, olive oil, wine, raisins and vegetables are produced. The area is full of small hotels, as well as apartments, rooms to let and modern tourist businesses. In the beautiful area of Gournes there are many places where one can go and enjoy food, coffee, raki, drinks or anything else they want by having a nice time and having fun simultaneously. Along the road of the beach, there are several small sandy beaches with crystal clear waters being organized and having lifeguards.
Kokkini Chani is a coastal tourist resort, 14 km east of Heraklion, which is part of the Hersonissos Municipality. The inhabitants are primarily engaged in tourism and agriculture. The tourism sector has grown rapidly in this area over the last decades. There are supermarkets, seasonal shops, cafes and taverns on the main road that passes through the village. Kokkini Chani is one of the most famous resorts in Crete with modern luxury tourist units while there are all categories of accommodation, furnished apartments and many rooms for rent.
The cave of Skoteino is located in the Municipality of Chersonissos, 23km east of Heraklion and 1 km northwest of Skoteino village at an altitude of 225m. The cave of Skoteino is one of the most important caves in Crete, from a speleological and archaeological point of view. The worship use of the cave from 1900 BC to at least the 4th AD century is confirmed through the excavation findings.
There are impressive clusters of stalagmites and stalactites whose shapes resemble animal forms and possibly it is the result of human intervention. Also, there are two or three troughs at stalagmites. The water falling from the stalactites is concentrated in them as the drip continues until today. In these troughs, the believers put their hands in and washed them. It was a kind of cleansing before they made their sacrifices. This room had a worshipped use while the main goddess be worshipped there, was the goddess Vritomartis, the protector of fishermen that worshipped in Crete.
The next room is the “Altar” which is smaller in dimensions (24×8.5×25) and there are indications that this room was used for sacrifices. There is also a crack on the floor in which the believers offered their bids (oil, blood, milk) to the deity.
Old Hersonissos or Ano Hersonissos
Chersonissos village is located 26km east of Heraklion and about 2 km south of the coastal Chersonissos Port (Limenas Chersonissou).
Chersonissos is a small, picturesque village built amphitheatrically and the view of the Cretan sea is breathtaking.
It is a traditional village that maintains a tranquil pace of living in contrast to the busy and tourist Chersonissos Port. Although it has been influenced by tourism, it is not a place where one can find countless bars, shops and many hotels as it keeps its a traditional style that is proven not only by everyday life and the pace of life of the inhabitants but also by the architecture of the village.
Chersonissos is a village with narrow, picturesque alleys, stone-built houses with beautiful courtyards full of flowers, old wells and stone ovens. Walking through the stone alleys and observing the traditional settlement with the characteristic examples of Cretan folk architecture, one enjoys a walk-in this enchanting traditional village.
Piskopiano is a traditional settlement at the foot of Mount Charakas and is located between the villages Chersonissos and Koutouloufari. Piskopiano is set in an amazing location with a panoramic view of the cosmopolitan beach of Chersonissos and of course the sea and sky that spread forward.
In Piskopiano, the tradition is revived through the picturesque narrow streets that cross the traditional neighbourhoods, with the beautiful stone-built houses where simplicity and Cretan architecture prevail. The area is an ideal place for those looking for relaxing and tranquil holidays. Food and drink can be found in the taverns and the traditional cafes of the village.
Koutouloufari is located near Chersonissos Port and is built on the slope of Mount Pyrgia at an altitude of 100 meters and is 29 km east of Heraklion.
Koutouloufari is a beautiful and traditional settlement. It is an ideal destination for those who want relaxation while staying in a quiet and picturesque environment close to the beautiful beaches of Chersonissos providing lots of fun, sightseeing and activities since Chersonissos Port is less than one kilometre away.
Take your rented car from Okay rent a car and drive to Knossos Palace. It is about 30 minutes drive to arrive in Knossos. Visit the place where Minoan civilization flourishes and wander through the Labyrinth, try to reveal the myth of Minotaur.
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