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Kokkini Hani - East Crete

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Kokkini Hani is a well organized Cretan holiday resort only 12 km to the capital Heraklion. There are hotels of all categories, tavernas and cafes. The area has many protected shallow beaches with turquoise water. Most beaches are formed with a hotel zone. The beach-access is open to everyone and well organised with restaurants, umbrellas, lifeguards, shops and water sports- providers.
Things to see/to do in Kokkini Hani:
1.the small archaeological site of Niros Villa. A 4000 years old mansion dating to the late Minoan Times that was used as the residence of a senior Minoan priest. The excavation in the villa have revealed several large bronze axes which were the symbols of the Minoans.

2.Archaeological cave of Eileithyia, 5,5 km from Kokkini Hani

Caves have been the first sites of religious worship during the Minoan times in Crete but the cave was used since the Neolithic years all the way to the Geometric period.The cave Eileithyia is located at the Koprana, 9 km from Heraklion and 1 km from Amnissos. According to P. Faure, two distinct goddesses were worshiped in the cave; one was a figure of a mother and the other a figure of a daughter. The women visiting the place were mothers-to-be and were using the water that was being naturally collected in the cave in small ponds. Statuettes, lanterns and other offerings were laid in underground caches.



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Kokkini Hani is a well organized Cretan holiday resort only 12 km to the capital Heraklion. There are hotels of all categories, tavernas and cafes. The area has many protected shallow beaches with turquoise water. Most beaches are formed with a hotel zone. The beach-access is open to everyone and well organised with restaurants, umbrellas, lifeguards, shops and water sports- providers.
Things to see/to do in Kokkini Hani:
1.the small archaeological site of Niros Vi
lla. A 4000 years old mansion dating to the late Minoan Times that was used as the residence of a senior Minoan priest. The excavation in the villa have revealed several large bronze axes which were the symbols of the Minoans.

2.Archaeological cave of Eileithyia, 5,5 km from Kokkini Hani

Caves have been the first sites of religious worship during the Minoan times in Crete but the cave was used since the Neolithic years all the way to the Geometric period.The cave Eileithyia is located at the Koprana, 9 km from Heraklion and 1 km from Amnissos. According to P. Faure, two distinct goddesses were worshiped in the cave; one was a figure of a mother and the other a figure of a daughter. The women visiting the place were mothers-to-be and were using the water that was being naturally collected in the cave in small ponds. Statuettes, lanterns and other offerings were laid in underground caches.



Booking-Advice from the travel-professionals Kreta.com. 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
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. We are the stuff of special memories and authentic emotions.
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