An excursion through a part of the country side of Crete. Our first stop is at the village of Myrtia. Here on the village square, in a recently restored house owned by the Kazantzakis and Anemogiannis families, is housed the Nikos Kazantzakis Museum, where one can see personal objects and manuscripts belonging to the writer, all the editions of his work, stage scenery and costumes from performances of representative plays and an informative audio-visual program.
Continuing our tour, we are heading to the lovely little town of Archanes. It is situated in a fertile and well irrigated region, amid luxuriant vegetation and many vineyards. The town is reputed for its excellent wine and its raisins. This is where the ancient town of Acharna was situated.
Ancient Archana was an important Minoan town, which flourished between 2500 and 1400 BC.
Over the past few years, the Municipality of Archanes has made great efforts to promote the area. Archanes won the prize in the category “Holistic and fruitful high quality development” and overall second prize in the competition for the “European Prize for Village Upgrade”, in which many Europeans countries took part. Archanes attracts the visitors by offering something different: authenticity, cleanliness, respect for the environment and tradition. Strolling around Archanes is well worthy.
Estimate tour duration: 3 hours