Activities

The Michail Archangelos area, just over the village of Krousonas, by the footprint of mountain Psiloritis is especially advantageous for trekking, tour by car, motorbike or mountain bike, with many selected areas and places to visit.

Trekking:

Inside the Gorge of Agia Irini, with a visit at the forest of Vromonero and the Plateau of Krousonas, at an elevation of about 1.300 m. Plants and herbs endemic to the Psiloritis area can be found here. This are also has plenty of Mitata, constructions of plain stone wherein shepherds of the area stay when needed. (Distance: 4 km)


Visit-Tours: 

  • The Ancient Minoan City of Zominthos, the Skinakas Observatory, the historic village of Anogeia, the Plateau of Nida and Idaion Antron, the cave wherein Zeus was born and raised.
  • The monastery of Agia Eirini (2 km).  
  • The historic village of Krousonas, with its local products' workshops, its old village and its many churches (4 km).
  • The Irakleion Museum of History.
  • The Irakleion Museum of Archaeology and the Palace of Knossos
  • The Museum of Natural History of Crete.
  • The historical center of the city of Irakleion and the orthodox Churches of Agios Titos and Agios Minas.
  • The Venetian City Walls and their Bastions.
  • The Venetian Harbor and the Fortress of Kule