Agios Nikolaos


Agios Nikolaos is an international cosmopolitan seaside resort which attracts thousands of visitors each year. Numerous legends surround the Lake, the crown jewel of the city, which dominates its centre with its imposing beauty.

Some legends suggest that it is bottomless and others that goddesses Athena and Artemis used to bathe in the lake under the moonlight, away from the eyes of the mortals. Another popular myth is that the lake is connected to the volcano of Santorini through an underground passage.


Malia Palace


The archaeological site of Malia is located 3km east of Malia, next to the wetland of the area and very close to the beach. It was an important Minoan city and housed the third largest Minoan palace, after Knossos and Phaestus.

According to mythology, Sarpedon reigned here, who was brother of Minos and son of Zeus and Europa.

Knossos Palace


The Minoan palace is the main site of interest at Knossos, an important city in antiquity, which was inhabited continuously from the Neolithic period until the 5th c. AD. The palace was built on the Kephala hill and had easy access to the sea and the Cretan interior.

According to tradition, it was the seat of the wise king Minos. The Palace of Knossos is connected with thrilling legends, such as the myth of the Labyrinth, with the Minotaur, and the story of Daidalos and Ikaros.


Sissi Village


Sissi is a peaceful traditional seaside village with narrow streets and beautiful taverns located in close proximity to Malia. It is trademark is the natural harbor with the deep green calm water.

The small and picturesque port of Sissi looks like a big natural swimming pool and is ideal for walks by the sea. In the port there is the picturesque anchorage of the amateur fishermen where they moor their boats, as Sissi has lots of fishing places.



The wonderful Lassithi Plateau is located about 25km south of Malia. Located in a peaceful and fertile region, it is surrounded by the wild mountains of Dikti and several smaller plateaus. The views of the surrounding mountains of Selena and Afendis Hristos are majestic.

The altitude ranges from 800 to 850m, making Lassithi one of the few residential areas in the Mediterranean at such high altitude.


Heraklion City


Heraklion, the largest city of Crete, is a popular destination for the island’s visitors, as it combines recreation and tours to archaeological sites and museums.

While walking on the paved streets of Heraklion, in the old city, one can observe the alternation between picturesque and modern styles, as buildings from different time periods stand side by side. Historical buildings, relics of past eras, unravel Heraklion’s long history.