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Arkalohóri town

Town description

Arkalochori, a town located 33km away from Heraklion, is a rapidly developing town with a population of 2,881. Situated at an altitude of 395m above sea level, the town’s economy is primarily based on agriculture, but it also has a thriving commerce and arts sector. As the administrative center of the area, it hosts significant events such as the Pancretan Agricultural and Commercial Exhibition, which attracts visitors from across the island. The town provides a wide range of modern amenities to its residents and visitors.

Apart from its economic and cultural significance, Arkalochori is also known for its rich history and archaeological sites. The town is home to the Minoan Palace of Arkalochori, which was discovered in the early 20th century and is considered one of the most important archaeological finds in Crete. The palace dates back to the Middle Minoan period and provides valuable insights into the island’s ancient civilization. Visitors can also explore the nearby cave of Kamares, which is adorned with impressive stalactites and stalagmites.

Arkalochori is a must-visit destination for anyone traveling to Crete, as it offers a unique blend of modern amenities and historical attractions. With its rich history and archaeological sites, visitors can learn about the island’s ancient civilization while enjoying the town’s modern amenities.


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Most frequent asked questions

Where is Arkalochori located?

Arkalochori is located 33km away from Heraklion, on the provincial road linking Heraklion and Viannos, at 395m above sea level.

What is the population of Arkalochori?

The population of Arkalochori is 2,881.

What are the main industries in Arkalochori?

The inhabitants of Arkalochori are mostly involved in agriculture, but also in commerce and arts.

Is Arkalochori a developing town?

Yes, Arkalochori is one of the most developing towns in the prefecture of Heraklion both in economic and cultural sectors.

What is the significance of the Pancretan Agricultural and Commercial Exhibition?

The Pancretan Agricultural and Commercial Exhibition, which takes place in Arkalochori, is of great significance and interest for the whole island.

What facilities does Arkalochori offer?

Arkalochori offers a full range of modern facilities to its residents and visitors.

What is the average temperature in Arkalohóri town?

The average temperature in Arkalohóri town ranges from 15°C to 30°C, depending on the season.

Where is Arkalohóri town located in Crete?

Arkalohóri town is located in the center of Crete, about 20 km south of Heraklion.

Which is the nearest airport to Arkalohóri town?

The nearest airport to Arkalohóri town is Heraklion International Airport, which is about 20 km away.

What are the main attractions in Arkalohóri town?

Arkalohóri town is known for its traditional architecture, narrow streets, and beautiful churches. The town is also famous for its wine production and has several wineries that offer wine tasting tours. Other attractions include the Minoan archaeological site of Vathypetro and the nearby Mount Juktas, which offers stunning views of the surrounding area.

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