The Historical Archive of Crete is a regional service of the State Archives. It is one of the oldest archival services in the country founded in 1920. With 700,000 historical documents it is considered to be the largest and most important of the country's regional archives.
The Natural History Museum of Crete was founded in 1980 by the Department of Science of the University of Crete. Since 2007 the museum has been housed in the old electrical building on the coastal avenue of Heraklion.
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.