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Villages and Towns in the Grey area

Achlada

This attractive small village is mainly agricultural and very traditional despite being only a few kms from Agia Pelagia and Fodele, bout half and hour from the airport and twenty minutes from heraklion, therefore has the advantage of being quiet and trad [Properties, Info & Pictures]

Agia Pelagia

An upmarket seaside resort set around a protected, sandy cove with hotels, tavernas and shops. It is almost completely closed in the winter. Located 16 kilometres west of Heraklion. The bay of Agia Pelagia is protected from north-west winds and the sea [Properties, Info & Pictures]

Agia Varvara

Agia Varvara is a village 20 kilometres from Heraklion to the main road to Moires. [Properties, Info & Pictures]

Agies Paraskies

This village is 19 kms from the airport of Heraklion and from sandy beaches. Built on a hill with panoramic views of the countryside and Peza. It is a very rich village, the main products are sultana-raisins, grapes for the table and olive oil. At the en [Properties, Info & Pictures]

Agios Mirolas

Lovely traditional village about 16 kilometres to the sea. [Properties, Info & Pictures]

Agios Mironas

Is a traditional village about 10 kms from Heraklion. Nearby are schools, surgeries and markets. The Public Hospital of the city is about 5 km. Away. It keeps its interesting traditional elements and customs, both in the architecture and in the social a [Properties, Info & Pictures]

Agios Silas

A traditional village with amenities and about 20 minutes drive from Heraklion. [Properties, Info & Pictures]

Agios Vasilios

Very traditional village located 20 kms from Heraklion airport and 20 minutes drive from sandy beaches – It has a nice atmosphere and some small tavernas/cafenions and a minimarket or two. [Properties, Info & Pictures]

Agios Vlasis

The village is 12 kms from the airport with panoramic views of Heraklion Bay. It is built on a hill, amphitheatrically. There is also a super-market, taverna, cafeneio and they are open during the winter months. There is public transport to the main town. [Properties, Info & Pictures]

Almyrida

Almyrida is a small completely unspoiled port for small boats with a sandy beach and not touched by tourism.. [Properties, Info & Pictures]

Ammoudara

Only about 5 kilometres west of Heraklion. Long, sandy beach in an area with many hotels, both large and small. Easy transportation by public buses or taxi from Heraklion. [Properties, Info & Pictures]

Ano Archanes

Protected village with special grants given for renovation to local standards like wooden shutters, ceramic roofs etc., exceptionally pretty village – inland from Heraklion about 15 minutes drive now there is a new road. [Properties, Info & Pictures]

Ano Kalessia

A sought-after village, which is very charming and unspoiled and has houses with large gardens; the whole area is very green and produces olive oil, grapes and raisins. It is home to influential Cretans and foreigners alike and is situated only 20 minutes [Properties, Info & Pictures]

Ano Karousiano

A lively traditional village inland from the East side of Heraklion – there are some Cretan evenings held here sometimes in the season, if that is your cup of tea! [Properties, Info & Pictures]

Anopoli

A small and traditional village with tavernas and kafeneons. This is a very pretty village and is busier in the summer with tourists. One mini market. Regular bus service. About 5 kilometres to the beach. [Properties, Info & Pictures]

Apostoli

This is a very quiet, traditional village with a few amenities. It is only 1.5 kilometres from Kastelli which is lively and busy with shops, tavernas, and banks etc. Approximately 45 minutes from the airport. Quite a few ruined houses within the village [Properties, Info & Pictures]

Archanes

A protected village with special grants given for renovation to local standards like wooden shutters, ceramic roofs etc., exceptionally pretty village – inland from Heraklion about 15 minutes drive now there is a new road. The architecture of the buildin [Properties, Info & Pictures]

Arhontiko

Arhontiko is a lovely village very close to the lively village Arkalohori, approximately 800 metres away.It is built on a hill overlooking the whole area. Is 35 kms from the airport of Heraklion and from sandy beaches. It has a Kafenion and a Mini Market [Properties, Info & Pictures]

Arkalohori

This lively village is located 30km from Heraklion Airport and from sandy beaches. With all facilities available like post office, banks, schools, shops, butchers, bakery, tavernas etc. There is a big public market every Saturday. Good bus service every h [Properties, Info & Pictures]

Asimi

A village in Southern Heraklion Province about 20 minutes drive to Lenda Beach and 30 minutes to Agia Galini. It has a post office, banks, tavernas, cafenions and supermarkets. There is a big public market on Thursday. [Properties, Info & Pictures]

Asites

A gorgeous listed village which has been tenderly renovated with grants organised by the previous Mayor of the village. Delightful traditional houses and shops. Many traditional tavernas serving food at surprisingly low prices considering how many touris [Properties, Info & Pictures]

Avgeniki

A traditional village 18 kilometres south of Heraklion on the road to Mires. It is vibrant all the year round and is very attractive with 3 kafenions, primary school, 2 mini markets, florist, butcher, bars and tavernas. Set above the road it has winding [Properties, Info & Pictures]

Dafnes

A vibrant, traditional Cretan village home of well known wines and an annual wine festival only 12 kms from the airport and Heraklion with all its facilities – but with itself tavernas and small shops. Beautiful countryside views. [Properties, Info & Pictures]

Elia

A lively village with a primary school, tavernas, kafeneons and minimarkets and pretty churches. This is a very friendly village with a really nice little village square where local produce can be bought from the vans and is lively all year round. There a [Properties, Info & Pictures]

Episkopi

This village is located 13 kilometres from the airport and 8 kilometres from sandy beaches. Open countryside with many trees, flowers and vines. A fairly large and lively village with lots of amenities; Petrol Station, Supermarkets, History Museum, Kafen [Properties, Info & Pictures]

Finikia

Finikia is very close to Heraklion city, about 7km. 12 km away from Heraklion airport and 9km away from Ammoudara beach. Fantastic riding establishment is 3 km away. [Properties, Info & Pictures]

Fodele

This is a charming village about 20 minutes drive West from Heraklion. It has small shops and tavernas and is reputed to be the birthplace of El Greco. It is surrounded by orange groves, and has a little river running through is and and attractive suare [Properties, Info & Pictures]

Fodele Beach

This is a charming village about 23 kilometres west of Heraklion. The sandy beach is by the highway from Heraklion to Rethymnon and Chania. It has small shops and tavernas and is reputed to be the birthplace of El Greco. It is surrounded by orange groves, [Properties, Info & Pictures]

Galipe

20 minutes drive from the airport, 20 minutes drive from a lovely sandy beach. Very quiet, small village most houses already renovated to a high standard. There is an elementary school for ages up to 12 years and a nursery. [Properties, Info & Pictures]

Gazi

Gazi is a fairly big village, 9 km to Heraklion airport and 2 km to the sandy beaches of Ammoudaras. Practically attached to Heraklion, it has plenty of big shops, tavernas, super markets, banks and coffee shops. [Properties, Info & Pictures]

Gergeri

Gergery is a big village 30 km from Heraklion airport on the way to the new national road to Mires. I It is built amphitheatrically on a very green hill. All amenities available. There are kafenions, tavernas, super markets etc. There is a good bus sche [Properties, Info & Pictures]

Gournes

A fairly lively village that is right on the coast. It has mini markets, kafeneons, cafe bars, restaurants. It is busy in the summer with tourists and has just opened an aquarium (which is open to the public now) 16 kilometres from Heraklion. Regular bus [Properties, Info & Pictures]

Heraklion

Heraklion is the capital of Crete and is a bustling, busy town with shops, museums, tavernas and kafenions. It is located on the Northern coast, East of Rethimno. Although the city itself is not particularly pretty in some places architecturally the peopl [Properties, Info & Pictures]

Houdetsi

A beautiful traditional Cretan village with a few kafeneons that serve meals. It is situated close to Heraklion town, near to Peza in a beautiful green area, vines, foliage etc, 25 minutes from the airport and about 20 minutes from sandy beaches. In the [Properties, Info & Pictures]

Katalagari

This is a completely unspoilt traditional agricultural village with a kafenion, 2 mini markets, a wonderful local taverna specialising in dishes of the area handed handed down through generations. The new road means it is only about 15 minutes drive to He [Properties, Info & Pictures]

Kato Archanes

This is a very pretty, peaceful and traditional village and along with Archanes one of the prettiest villages in Crete. Archanes has kafeneons, minimarkets and tavernas. It has a small village square which has a few busks and statues and looks lovely for [Properties, Info & Pictures]

Kato Asites

The village is rural and about 20 minutes drive from Heraklion. The village has bakers shops, butchers, and groceries and tavernas and kafenions, is a really living Cretan village. Kato Asites is a thriving, authentic Cretan village in the foothills of M [Properties, Info & Pictures]

Kato Vathia

A small traditional village 10 kilometres from Heraklion airport and 5 kms from the sandy beaches of Kokkini Hani on the North coast of Crete. Surrounded by green scenery and a backdrop of mountains. [Properties, Info & Pictures]

Kenourio Horio

15 km from Heraklion airport and about 9 km from the beach a beautiful traditional village with Kafenions, a little square.It is quite unspoiled village with lovely old stone houses. The school is 5 kms away in Episkopi and there is a bus onece a day. [Properties, Info & Pictures]

Kerasia

Kerasia means cherries in Greek! A small but pretty village with really friendly atmosphere. Mini market and kafenion by the the village square. Kerasia has a Raki Festival once a year and this is great fun to join in, lots of raki, music and food! There [Properties, Info & Pictures]

Kiparisi

Is a village 25 kilometres from Heraklion airport and 20 kilometres from sandy beaches. There are a few tavernas, super markets and kafenions. This village is based on a hill which provides marvellous views of the valley. Vineyards and Mai product which g [Properties, Info & Pictures]

Kiparrisos

The village is 20 km from Heraklion Airport and a 20 minute drive to sandy beaches. It has lovely views of the open, green countryside and mountains. [Properties, Info & Pictures]

Knossos

This well known area where the famous archeological site is although very near to Heraklion has beautiful countryside around and some fine tavernas. For all shopping Heraklion is the nearest. [Properties, Info & Pictures]

Kokkini Hani

Kokkini Hani a village between the beach and the national road only 15 minutes drive from the airport of Heraklion. Good bus service every half hour to Heraklion and many aminites open all year around. [Properties, Info & Pictures]

Kounavi

15 kms south of Heraklion. It has tavernas, cafenions, shops, a good bus route and even a DIY shop. Where capitals of Doric columns were found and also small clay votive tablets of the Hellenistic and Roman periods. In the village there is a Byzantine c [Properties, Info & Pictures]

Krousonas

A traditional small town built at the foot of the mountains. It is situated 20 km from Heraklion and 15 minutes drive to the sandy beach at Amoudara, near to the Irinis Monastery. Very green with vines all around. Lots of tavernas and kafenions bank, po [Properties, Info & Pictures]

Ligaria

A small village nestled round a calm sandy beach with little tourist shops and tavernas open in the season. During the winter the 5 star hotel there is still open for Cretan occasions, but it is very quiet indeed. It is about 20 minutes drive west from [Properties, Info & Pictures]

Ligaria Beach

A small village nestled round a calm sandy beach with little tourist shops and tavernas open in the season. During the winter the 5 star hotel there is still open for Cretan occasions, but it is very quiet indeed. It is about 20 minutes drive west from [Properties, Info & Pictures]

Marathos

is 15 kms from Herkalion airport near to Tilissos village. it has tavernas, kafenions and minimarkets. 15 minutes drive to the sandy beaches of Ammoudara. [Properties, Info & Pictures]

Melesses

A small traditional village 20 kms south of Heraklion after Peza – really green scenery with products of olive oil, grape, raisons and wine. Agricultural village, lively all the year round. [Properties, Info & Pictures]

Mirtia

Mirtia is quite a large traditional village at an altitude of 360 metres with narrow paved streets about 14 kilometres South East of Heraklion. There are tavernas, kafeneons, supermarkets and a post office. There is a folk museum in the main square. A [Properties, Info & Pictures]

Moni

A village 20 minutes from Heraklion Airport and 10 minutes drive from Ammoudara sandy beaches. Small agricultural village with one taverna and a pretty square with a fountain and a kafenion a minimarket. Situated very close to the bigger village of Tillis [Properties, Info & Pictures]

Paleokastro

This village is just west of Heraklion and 12 kms from the airport, and 150 metres from the beach, it is set around the Venetian Castle there, and has tavernas, mini markets etc. and is a summer tourist resort. Some very good fish restaurants and a post o [Properties, Info & Pictures]

Pano Vathia

A small traditional village 10 kilometres from Heraklion airport and 5 kms from the sandy beaches of Kokkini Hani on the North coast of Crete. Surrounded by green scenery and a backdrop of mountains. [Properties, Info & Pictures]

Pentamodi

Beautiful village situated 16 km away from Heraklion and 7 km away from the main Hospital. It is one of the oldest villages in Crete. There are two traditional kafenions and a mini market. Very close to Pentamodi there is a small jockey club with a tavern [Properties, Info & Pictures]

Pirgou

A village 20 km from the airport of Heraklion and 19 km. from the sandy beaches of Ammoudara. It is amphitheatrical on a hill. 1 kms after Agios Myronas on the road to Asites village. The main products are olive oil, raisins and the famous muscadel wine [Properties, Info & Pictures]

Prassas

Peaceful location very close to Heraklion town about 8 km and 5 km to the Airport. Ideal for people who want to be close by the town and all facilities but live in a peaceful village. About 2 km away from Karteros beach. [Properties, Info & Pictures]

Profitis Ilias

This is a lively, large village about 15 kilometres from Heraklion. Surrounded by vineyards and green hills and olive trees. It has kafeneons, supermarkets and traditional tavernas, a Post office, and a Bank. About 12 kilometres to the sea. On a regular [Properties, Info & Pictures]

Rogdia

A village 16 km from the airport and 2 km from the sea.The village is on the north- eastern hillside with outstanding panoramic sea and countryside views, and of bay and the Heraklion city. At the first tenths of our century it was the summer resort for [Properties, Info & Pictures]

Sagaraki

A small village about 1 kilometre before Profitis IIias. There is a mini market and kafeneon. Has a good bus service. About 11 kilometres to Heraklion and the sea. [Properties, Info & Pictures]

Sarhos

Beautiful village situated approximately 20 km away from Heraklion airport. 16 km away from Ammoudara beach. A small river passing through the village. A kafenion in the small village square and a mini market available. Kroussonas village is 3 km away wit [Properties, Info & Pictures]

Sgourokefali

Pretty village with fantastic views of the mountains. There is a supermarket, taverna, kafeneon and many traditional churches. There is a regular bus service. Approximately 14 kilometres to Heraklion and 9 kilometres to the sea. About 20 minutes drive to [Properties, Info & Pictures]

Sivas

Siva is a village situated 20 kilometres from Heraklion airport and 17 kilometres from the sea and can be located on the main road to Moires and Festos. There are kafenions, tavernas and a public bus service to Heraklion and Moires daily and every hour. A [Properties, Info & Pictures]

Skalani

Skalani is a very big village 6 kms from Heraklion airport, almost a suburb of Heraklion and with the new road only 5 minutes from sandy beaches. Famous for its good and tasty wines, just outside the village there is a Boutari wine factory. [Properties, Info & Pictures]

Skourokafali Pediados

In this beautiful village 10 minutes drive from Kokkino Hani beaches and a brief drive to the new Gold course. 15 minutes to Hiraklion and the airport. [Properties, Info & Pictures]

Stanrakio

This is a village about 12 kms from the airport and 10 minutes drive from the sandy beaches of Ammoudara in a beautiful and green area in the middle of vine and olive groves with bakery, minimarket, kafenions and tavernas. It is close to the university ho [Properties, Info & Pictures]

Stavrakia

This is a village about 15 kms from the airport and 10 minutes drive from the sandy beaches of Ammoudara in a beautiful and green area in the middle of vine and olive groves with mini market, kafenions and tavernas. It is close to the university hospital. [Properties, Info & Pictures]

Tilissos

A vibrant Cretan village with all amenities, lively and well kept and only about 10 minutes drive from sandy beaches and 15 minutes drive from Heraklion. The village is of historical interest. Built at the East foot of Psilositis Mountain it was an inde [Properties, Info & Pictures]

Tsagaraki

A small traditional village 10 kms from Heraklion. Very green area. It has a Cafenion and a minimarket. [Properties, Info & Pictures]

Vasilies

A little village very close to Heraklion town and the Airport, about 5 km away. Outside the village many new houses/villas have been built. It is one of the most popular areas for local Cretans and for those people who prefer to live close to but not in t [Properties, Info & Pictures]

Venerato

A large village 15 kms from Heraklion with a famous nunnery. It has kafenions, tavernas and supermarkets, post office and a bank, butchers and a bakery. The old village is a very pretty part. It has a bus service every hour to Heraklion and is a fifteen [Properties, Info & Pictures]

Voni

Voni is a village full of history. It has a beautiful female monastery, Agia Marina, which is said to be wonder-working and it celebrates on the 17th July, attracting thousands of believers. It produces wine, raisins, olive oil and cattle-raising products [Properties, Info & Pictures]

Voutes

This is a large village 15 kms from Heraklion and is amphitheatrical. It has cafenions, tavernas, supermarkets and a post office. It is approx. 10 minutes drive to the sandy beaches of Ammoudara. [Properties, Info & Pictures]


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