The 6 Best Things to Do in Archanes, Greece

July 28, 2017 Jacquiline Delozier

Archanes is a former municipality in the Heraklion regional unit, Crete, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Archanes-Asterousia, of which it is a municipal unit.
Restaurants in Archanes

1. Koronekes Traditional Olive Oil Mill

Kapnistou Metochi, Archanes, Crete 701 00, Greece
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Koronekes Traditional Olive Oil Mill

Koronekes is a family business. We make extra virgin olive oils, from Koroneiki cultivar olive trees, in our own traditional olive mill. Learn about organic biodynamic farming and olive oil production. What is an extra virgin olive oil? What is a first cold pressed versus cold extracted olive oil? What is Fleur d'Huile? Come and taste our olive oils in an idyllic scenery, amidst the olive groves. Please do contact us before visiting! Send us an email or call us and we will be happy to help you organise your visit. There is no public transportation to our olive mill. The closest bus station is the Palace of Knossos. From there you can take a taxi, it is less than 10 minutes away. Directions from Heraklion: Drive to the palace of Knossos. Continue on the main road after Knossos (towards Archanes) until very small village of Spilia. Before the Shell gaz station turn right and left immediately. You are now on the road that leads to the mill. Drive straight for about 2.5 km until you see our Koronekes banner. There turn left. In 500m you will see a blue gate, you have arrived!

Reviewed By Mira G - New York City, New York

Thanks so much to George for the incredibly informative and interesting tour of his family's olive oil business. The cold press process is fascinating. He is clearly passionate about his work, and the family is focused on producing the best product possible. We were especially appreciative of the tasting, which will now allow us to determine high quality EVOO. Can't wait to get home and have our purchases with dinner!
As an aside, you should call ahead to make an appointment. We didn't realize that until we arrived, but George was extremely accommodating and took us right away after he finished with his existing guests.
Many thanks from the NYC couple!

2. Idols Art

34 Leoforos Kapetanaki, Archanes, Crete 701 00, Greece +30 281 075 2526
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4.5 based on 12 reviews

Idols Art

Reviewed By Noo12 - Delaware

On a visit to Archanes, we parked our car across the street from the museum, outside of what we thought was a souvenir shop. Since we were not sure about the parking regulations, we went inside the stop and asked the lady there. Once inside,...MoreThank you very much for your kind words !!! Myrto Politaki

3. Ecologiko Parko Giouchta

Archanes, Crete, Greece
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Ecologiko Parko Giouchta

Reviewed By emdupuis - Washington DC, District of Columbia

This is a very special walk. It's not easy and this 60-year-old only make it halfway up, but the views ever from there were terrific. And the top is magnificent, from what I heard from the rest of my gang. You absolutely must bring water.

4. Pure Natura

Georgiou Kapetanaki 32, Archanes, Crete 70100, Greece +30 281 075 2938
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Pure Natura

Cretan traditional products shop.Spices,herbs,cretan honey,olive oil,olive oil with herbs.cosmetics,gifts and many more thinks for the visitors who they want really quality and original cretan products.

Reviewed By iliastraining - Athens, Greece

Ένα υπέροχο γνήσιο παραδοσιακό μαγαζί σε ένα υπέροχο ιστορικό σημείο στο κέντρο των αρχανων με υπέροχα αρχανιωτικα,κρητικα προϊόντα και όχι μόνο με μεγάλη ποικιλία και ότι ζητάτε θα το βρειτε.Απο την πρώτη μέρα που φτάσαμε αρχανες πάμε κάθε μέρα εκεί και όχι μόνο αγοράζουμε και τρώμε στο ξενοδοχείο αλλά πήραμε και όλα μας τα δώρα από εκεί και ποιοτικά και οικονομικα.Το παιδί που έχει το κατάστημα είναι κρητικός με όλη την σημασία τις λέξεως ευγενικος,φιλοξενος καθόμασταν ώρα εκεί και συνέχεια μας κερνούσε μας έκανε δώρα και νιώθουμε πολύ υποχρεωμένοι απέναντι του. Σας συνιστούμε αν επισκεφτείτε τις αρχανες να πατέ οπωσδήποτε θα σας αρέσει πάρα πολύ. Εμείς θα ξανάπαμε σύντομα περάσαμε υπέροχα αξέχαστο διάλειμμά και νιώσαμε Κρητικοί.

5. Cretan Thematic Park

Archanes, Crete 70100, Greece +30 281 022 4644
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Cretan Thematic Park

Crete, the large Greek island, is a place of many beauties and contradictions, carrying a history that was born millenniums ago but remains visible even today. Images, sounds, essences and flavors of the past satisfy the senses. At the place that gave birth to the unique Minoan Civilization, the “Cretan Thematic Park” offers guests the opportunity to get an insight assisted by modern technology and two dance theatre Performances, while they enjoy Minoan flavors offered by Cretan products.The hall of “Cretan Thematic Park” is found near the largest city of Crete, Heraklion, in the town of Archanes, the center of reference of the Minoan Civilization, the first civilization of Europe that bloomed 4.000 years ago centered at Knossos.Showing respect to our cultural heritage, we inspired a future based on the values of the Minoan Civilization: love, respect towards nature, joy of life and creation.

Reviewed By mliapa - Crete, Greece

One week ago i have the chance to visit the new Cretan Thematic Park in Arhanes Village.
I got impressed with the place, the dancers and of course with the 3D Film Knossos - A journey in time.
But what i liked most was the food and all the Minoan menu that they are offering.
I fully recommend this place for touristσ who want to explore & learn the Minoan Civilization.

6. Sinadinakis Winery

Vathipetrou 12 | Ioannou Pastrikaki, Archanes, Crete 701 00, Greece +30 281 075 1315
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Sinadinakis Winery

Sinadinakis Winery is located in the heart of Archanes. The wines are produced and bottled from the enologist Evangelos Sinadinakisom and his family members. In 1991, E. Sinadinakis decided to cultivate in the family vineyard several local varieties, combined with the international varieties. All our wines are produced with biological methods and certified by "BIO Hellas." It is a small scale vinification with the combination of traditional methods, with those of modern enology. Our wines have been awarded in international wine competitions.

Reviewed By Magdalena B

Very friendly owner and enologist with big knowledge and expierience. Being there we can feel real passion and love for wine. Great visit, which we will remember for a long time not only because fantastic hospitality but because of amazing Wines, especially Cabernet Sauvignon blended with Kotsifali...Must visit place if you really like Wine and familly production :)

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