Small children is very ideal destination
Greece’s largest island has everything you need for a perfect holiday, it might not be sufficient only way to get to know all of the natural beauty.
Kokkini Hani Eastern Crete, near Heraklion is located.
Sandy coast, a beautiful water color blue and green, gently sloping.
The east of the capital, 15 kilometers away from the town beach resort.
The beach is very well established, for decades a popular tourist destination. Due to its proximity to the capital city of Heraklion often they come here to relax locals. Many apartments, hotels, taverns, Kokkini Hani is thoroughly prepared for the arrival of the holiday village
The village is two close to each other on the beach, water sports facilities, bars, sunbeds and umbrellas for the tourists. The larger 500-meter-long beach, the sea gradually deepens, the sand is covered with sand and tiny pebbles.
However, since only a 5-10 meters wide in places, the high season Kokkini Hani beaches can be crowded, especially weekend’s occasion.
Crete’s most beautiful sandy bottom beach area boasts the gently sloping beach a popular spot for families with children. The town is ideal for recreation, relaxation and taverns by, shops, catering facilities made pleasant.
Mediterranean climate with high summer temperatures up to + 36 ° C and moderate humidity. The powerful night-time cooling is possible.
Kokkini Hani Heraklion trip
Heraklion approx. 12 km from Kokkini Hani
Heraklion, Crete’s capital
Crete biggest, busiest city is also the capital of the island as well.
Located next to the sea, with a population of 150,000 Heraklion true metropolis: a major traffic roads, the port alternate the larger and smaller boats. Crete’s busiest airport is located in the town.
The capital city is thousands of years of history: the Cretan port of civilizations has been used since its inception, and is considered one of the centers of Knossos Minoan culture are also nearby situated.
The current settlement on the site of the foundation stone was laid off Saracens, who erected a massive wall around the city, at the foot of the walls deep trenches were dug. They helped defend the frequent pirate attacks in the region and the residents alike.
Later, the city fell under Byzantine rule, and then sold to the Venetians. The flourishing Venetian culture for hundreds of years was maintained in the city, this traces of the old buildings in the style of the day. As mentioned by the Venetians ‘Candia’ city quickly it became the cultural center of the area, led the way in the arts, the sciences, as well as the economy has improved.
1462 new, even more powerful walls were erected, which were complemented by massive protective bastions.
In an increasingly urban development it puts an end to the arrival of the Ottoman Empire in the middle of the 17th century. The Turks are a huge military force, navy with hundreds of people attacked the island: one after the other fell in Chania and Rethymno, and finally a prolonged for 21 years, from 1669 until 1648-long war in Heraklion defeated. The extremely long and cruel war claimed many lives: the Turkish side of 110,000, the Venetian and Greek side almost 30,000 people fell victim. Crete not before or after so much sacrifice does not require any war. After the Turkish occupation of the city suffered heavy damage repaired walls, temples converted into mosques. Because of the city’s strong line of defense of the Turks Megalo Castro, namely Great Castle – was appointed as the city. The invaders against the local population revolted many times, but these uprisings Turks suppressed each time.
In 1913, all the towns liberated and united the island with Greece. The city only began from that time known as known today, as Heraklion call.
Crete’s capital received the title in 1971, until the island was the administrative center of Chania.
Today, Heraklion, Greece’s fourth-largest city in grown into Nikos Kazantzakis Airport in the nearby spite of the modest dimensions of Athens after the Greek is the second busiest airport.
Unfortunately, as most of the city’s historical sights destroyed in wars, Heraklion relatively few sights have survived. They are one of the city’s old port, tower from which the Venetian times, Castello Del Molo protected. The large two-story tower built in stones, won final form in 1540.
The running around town, some massive walls still standing, and some of them cross over gate remained. In addition, several fountains, including the Fountain of Crete’s oldest, dating back to the 1554 Bembo Fountain and now functions as the town hall, a former Venetian Loggia elders receiving the most worthwhile viewing.
Also located in Heraklion Archaeological Museum provide a unique exhibition of relics of ancient civilizations: the last 5,000 years of the history of more than 15,000 exhibits displayed.
In the museum are not only related memories of Crete, all over Greece can be found here objects from ancient times:
The Minoan culture is just as eloquent pieces included in the exhibition, such as paintings and sculptures from the mainland.
Take a trip, a vacation, relax in Crete. An unforgettable experience.