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Axos - East Crete

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The village of Axos is built on a slope of the mountain Psiloritis, 500 meters above sea level. Distance to Rethymon 46 km and to Heraklion 48 km. Below the village of Axos is a small fertile plain with fruit trees and nut trees. Characteristic for this area are the old oak trees. Axos has now 300 inhabitants. In the village there is a baker, a butcher, a small supermarket, taverns, restaurants and traditional coffee shops. A fountain with three lion heads adorn the village square lined with plane trees. In the village center of axos is the Church of St. Michael from the 15. AD. Near the main street of the village are the remains of Agia Paraskevi, a three-aisle basilica of the 12th century. The church of Agia Irini, a cruciform church with a dome of 14th to 15th century is also worth to see. The doors and windows have engravings. Excavations in the area, for example, a small Acropolis, the Temple of Venus, Hellenic vaulted grave chambers and Byzantine churches with ancient mosaics are evidence for that the area has been inhabited since ancient times. Herodotus (Greek Hisory Writer from 484 bc.) described Axos as an influential place, many inscriptions in relationships with Delphi, Delos, Miletus and Tegea. Today, Axos is a destination for rural tourism and for those who visit the ancient Oaxos.

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- Kreta.com recommendations from Crete Travel Experts for East Crete to get the most out of your Vacation for discovering your destination:
- Transfers- Airport – Transfers or Transfers between the hotels (Hotel-Hopping within Crete) We use reputable airport transfer service providers employing professional drivers.
- Car hire- We support the best small Car Rental - Companies offering best deals and services with full insurance. Large selection for the best convertibles and other car-categories in Crete
- we are always available to our customers to ensure the best Vacation in Crete. - Excursions: for our clients only the best! - book a convertible, or other hire car, wake up early in the morning to discover the Palm Forest VAI and the "Monastery Toplou" before the crowds arrive. A fantastic experience!
- 2. day: Discover the Lassithi - Plain and the Monastery Panagia Kera!
- 3. day trip: drive to the south coast town Ierapetra for a boat excursion to the nature reserve Chrissy Island (nature reserve!)
- 4. day trip: dirve to the south coast to the seaside Village Makri Gialos for a cruise to the Island Koufonissi
Please don´t hesitate to contact us for an individual offer and personalized itineraries, when you don´t want to use the booking system. Get in touch with us: info@kreta.com

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The village of Axos is built on a slope of the mountain Psiloritis, 500 meters above sea level. Distance to Rethymon 46 km and to Heraklion 48 km. Below the village of Axos is a small fertile plain with fruit trees and nut trees. Characteristic for this area are the old oak trees. Axos has now 300 inhabitants. In the village there is a baker, a butcher, a small supermarket, taverns, restaurants and traditional coffee shops. A fountain with three lion heads adorn the village square lined with plane trees. In the village center of axos is the Church of St. Michael from the 15. AD. Near the main street of the village are the remains of Agia Paraskevi, a three-aisle basilica of the 12th century. The church of Agia Irini, a cruciform church with a dome of 14th to 15th century is also worth to see. The doors and windows have engravings. Excavations in the area, for example, a small Acropolis, the Temple of Venus, Hellenic vaulted grave chambers and Byzantine churches with ancient mosaics are evidence for that the area has been inhabited since ancient times. Herodotus (Greek Hisory Writer from 484 bc.) described Axos as an influential place, many inscriptions in relationships with Delphi, Delos, Miletus and Tegea. Today, Axos is a destination for rural tourism and for those who visit the ancient Oaxos.

You can send us a request for the best combinations in Crete to take the most out of your vacation: info@kreta.com.

Kreta.com Booking-Advice

Our booking system works like a shopping cart system. Later on you will see all the selected services in the cart system, so you have also the possibility to book the package easily like a round trip.
Kreta.com the travel-professionals for Crete: hire car, airport-transfers, excursions and hiking - tours can be booked in advance. All from one single source

- Kreta.com recommendations from Crete Travel Experts for East Crete to get the most out of your Vacation for discovering your destination:
- Transfers- Airport – Transfers or Transfers between the hotels (Hotel-Hopping within Crete) We use reputable airport transfer service providers employing professional drivers.
- Car hire- We support the best small Car Rental - Companies offering best deals and services with full insurance. Large selection for the best convertibles and other car-categories in Crete
- we are always available to our customers to ensure the best Vacation in Crete. - Excursions: for our clients only the best! - book a convertible, or other hire car, wake up early in the morning to discover the Palm Forest VAI and the "Monastery Toplou" before the crowds arrive. A fantastic experience!
- 2. day: Discover the Lassithi - Plain and the Monastery Panagia Kera!
- 3. day trip: drive to the south coast town Ierapetra for a boat excursion to the nature reserve Chrissy Island (nature reserve!)
- 4. day trip: dirve to the south coast to the seaside Village Makri Gialos for a cruise to the Island Koufonissi
Please don´t hesitate to contact us for an individual offer and personalized itineraries, when you don´t want to use the booking system. Get in touch with us: info@kreta.com
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