Places to Visit

This is a just small selection. Please ask your Villa Host for more information.

Samaria Gorge

161 km from Villa Grande.

Hiking the 16km-long Samaria Gorge, one of Europe’s longest canyons, is high on the list of must-dos for many Crete visitors.

Heraklion City & Venetian Fortress of Koules

19 km from Villa Grande.

Heraklion is the capital of Crete and one of the Mediterranean region’s most fascinating and vibrant cities…

Archaeological Museum of Heraklion

10,8 km from Villa Grande.

The Heraklion Archaeological Museum is located in the center of the city and is regarded as one of Europe’s most important museums.

Chania City and Old Venetian Harbor

122 km from Villa Grande.

The westernmost side of Crete, Chania is a wonderful place for vacations. The Town is a romantic place to stroll around…

Knossos Palace

29 km from Villa Grande.

The Palace of Knossos constituted the seat of King Minos and is located on a lush hill about
5 km southeast of Heraklion.

Fodele Village

12,6 km from Villa Grande.

Domenicos Theotokopoulos a.k.a. “El Greco”, the famous painter, sculptor and architect was born in Fodele in 1541 a.d. and lived in Toledo.


103 km from Villa Grande.

Spinalonga islet is located in Elounda Bay, 94 km from the city of Heraklion. In ancient times it was fortified, while over its ruins…

Vai Palm Forest

170 km from Villa Grande.

Some 20km west of Sitia, is one of the most spectacular sights in Crete: a palm tree forest covering an area of approximately 200 m².

Mount Psiloritis

56 km from Villa Grande.

The stone giant of Crete, a natural border between the Earth and the Sky, dominates the whole of the island.