Agia Varvara is a small town in the prefecture of Heraklion and is located 30 km southwest of the prefecture's capital. It has about 2000 inhabitants whose main occupation is olive-growing and viticulture.
Fodele is a popular village about 30 km away from Heraklion known for its delicious oranges. The village is located in a green valley full of citrus trees (mainly orange trees), plane trees, carob trees, wild olive trees, which is crossed by the river Pantomantri.
The ancient city of Aptera is located 15 km outside of Chania on the hill that is located southeast of the Souda bay. It was one of the most powerful cities in Western Crete and an important commercial center of the time.
The church of St. Titus in Heraklion is located at one of the most important and oldest streets of the city. It is one of the most important monuments of the city as it is the cathedral of the archdiocese of Crete.
Skalani village is located about 11 kilometers south of Heraklion at 244 meters altitude and is famous for its grape and olive products produced by its inhabitants and famous wineries which operate here.
Loggia of Heraklion is a Venetian building which was built by Francesco Morosini in the years 1625-1628 and was one of the most elegant buildings of that era, where deliberate the nobles and the lords of that time.