Kokkini Hani Crete Greece Information

Life in Crete, Siteseeing, Highlights, What to see and Do

Parks, Zoo Parks, Thematic Parks, Water Parks, Beaches, Beach-Pool Bars, Activities, Events and Festivals, Archaeological sites, Museums, Monastery, Churches

Kokkíni Cháni is a beach resort located 14km east of the city of Heraklion, on the old national road from Heraklion to Agios Nikolaos. Its history as s resort stars in the late of 1960s when the electricity and telephone services reached this part of Crete, and the first hotels were built. Before it was the small fishing village with about 100 inhabitants.

Today Kokkini Hani is a peaceful resort with one of the best sandy beaches in Crete, the ideal place to relax and enjoy your holidays. There are some large and luxury hotels and many smaller family owned ones, taverns, bars, restaurants, shops, rent a car offices and travel agents who offer a wide range of trips and tours. There are also pharmacies and doctor's offices. On the main road there is a nice little church of Agious Anargyrous built on 1938.

Also in the village there is an archaeological spot known as Nirou Háni, where the archaeologists found a well preserved Minoan villa dating from the New Palace period.

Kokkini Hani, Heraklion

The gorge of Samaria is one the longest georges in Europe (16 km long).   The National Park opens on 1st May until 15th October each year, from 7 am until 4 pm, with entrances at Xyloskalo and Ayia...

Tips: Comfortable shoes. In case if you want to explore the cave you’d better have a flashlight with you as it’s very dark in the cave. Daylight comes through only into the main chamber. The admission is free. 

Mountains are considered to be the best place to admire the stars. Proximity to the Equator makes the Cretan starry sky especially bright during dark Mediterranean nights. To become even closer to the Universe you can visit Skinakas Observatory.

Dia is an island off the north coast of Crete at about 10 kilometers from the capital Heraklion. The island is visible very well from Kokkini Hani. This uninhabited island is surrounded by small rocky inlets and its maximum length is 5kms while its maximum width 3kms.

The Dikteon Cave  is one of the most important and famous of the 3,000 caves in Crete and the 8,500 in Greece. It is in the impressive Dikteon Cave, rich in stalagmites and stalactites, that Zeus was born according to legend. This is why the Dikteon Cave was already...

The idyllic beauty of Elafonisi, did this place very famousElafonissi is in west Crete, 75 kilometres southwest of Chania. The Elafonissi area includes the beach, the islet 200 metres offshore and the shallow lagoon between them.South Sea lagoons in the Mediterranean, with...

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