Best Hotels and Places to Stay in Neapoli town

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Located in a valley of olive groves, Neapoli (also Neapolis) is a charming city situated 54 km east of Heraklion and 15 km west of Agios Nikolaos. This tranquil and picturesque town, steeped in history and culture, offers a tapestry of elegant buildings, lush gardens, and historical churches, making it an embodiment of Cretan charm.

Tracing its roots back to the Venetian era, Neapoli, originally a small village known as Kares, has evolved significantly over the centuries. The Venetians reconstructed and renamed it Kenourgio Chorio (New Village), and it saw further development during the Turkish Occupation, becoming the administrative centre of the Lassithi Prefecture. This period of growth is reflected in the town’s architectural heritage, including the Court building, old secondary school, and the Bishopric Offices of Petra. Cultural enthusiasts can explore the Folk Museum of Neapoli and the grand architecture of the old orphanage, now housing an archaeological collection and the Eliakis Public Library.

The Cathedral of Panagia, a magnificent structure at the town’s heart, is a testament to its historical depth, being the second-largest church in Crete, built on the site of a former mosque and temple. The town’s historical narrative is further enriched by the ruins of Dreros, an ancient city with the temple of Apollo Delphinios, revealing tales of the Dorian invasion and subsequent city-state significance.

In contemporary times, despite facing neglect post-World War II and a trend of youth migration to larger cities, Neapoli retains its majestic character. Its culinary scene centred around the main square near the Cathedral of Megali Panagia, is renowned for producing orgeat (soumada), a traditional sweet almond drink symbolic of Cretan hospitality. The town’s quaint streets, such as those in the Agios Dimitrios neighbourhood, lead to historical gems like the old aqueduct and the Seraglio of Maslum Karakasis.

Neapoli, positioned in the Ano Mirabello region of northwestern Lassithi, is not just a historic seat but also a living mosaic of Cretan life. A short drive from the bustling town of Agios Nikolaos, it serves as the focal point of the Holy Metropolis of Petra and Cherronisos, as well as a centre for judicial services. The town’s character is further accentuated by its old mansions, scenic alleys, and Ottoman fountains. The main square, with its idyllic municipal garden and adjacent Folk Art Museum of Neapoli, enhances the area’s serenity and grandeur. Surrounded by historical monasteries and churches, including the Franciscan Monastery of Fraro and the archaeological site of Driros, Neapoli is a hub of history and culture. Additionally, the town is alive with annual cultural and athletic events, with the festivities on August 14th and 15th being the highlight, drawing visitors and locals alike to celebrate Neapolis’ rich heritage and vibrant community spirit.

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In the quaint Neapoli Town of Crete, accommodations blend local charm with comfort. The town is dotted with family-owned apartments, offering a warm, authentic Cretan experience. For those seeking a touch of luxury, Neapoli doesn’t disappoint, with several upscale options available. Discover your perfect stay in our curated list of accommodations below, each promising a memorable visit to this charming Cretan town.

Best Hotels in Neapoli town

  • 9.3 / 10
  • Eparchiaki Odos Sisiou 139

Situated in Sissi, within less than 1 km of Boufos Beach and a 14-minute walk of Avlaki Beach, Maria Hotel Sisi features accommodation with a terrace and as well as free private parking for guests who drive. Featuring a garden, the 2-star hotel has air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi, each with a private bathroom. The accommodation provides room service and a 24-hour front desk for guests.

At the hotel, the rooms have a desk, bed linen and a balcony with a city view. All rooms include a safety deposit box and some rooms are fitted with pool views. All rooms will provide guests with a fridge.

Kalimera Kriti Beach is 1.9 km from Maria Hotel Sisi, while Lake Voulismeni is 26 km from the property. The nearest airport is Heraklion International, 37 km from the accommodation, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.

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€77

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  • 9.3 km
  • 8.1 / 10
  • 120, M. Sakadaki

Perfectly situated 350m from the beach in the village of Sissi, this boutique hotel, offers 5-star accommodation between Heraklion and Agios Nikolaos.

All individual in style rooms and suites are equipped with modern amenities including Wi-Fi internet access, flat TV screens, DVD, air condition and furnished balconies. There are rooms designed especially for guests with disabilities and there is wheelchair access to all facilities.

Vassilikos restaurant, by the main pool, provides a wide range menu. Guests can start their day with the ala carte menu. Breakfast & Dinner meals are served ala carte. The Aqua bar in the lobby area next to the pool, serves coffees, light snacks, refreshments and exotic cocktails.

Angela Suites Boutique Hotel provides guests with 3 fresh water swimming pools, a fitness centre, sauna and steam bath.

A range of leisure activities surround Angela Suites, including horse riding and water sports. An abundance of shops and restaurants are also available in the area.

  • 9.3 km
  • 8.5 / 10
  • Sissi

This 5-star resort is situated in the beautiful seaside village of Sissi. It features an impressive fresh-water swimming pool equipped with fibre-optical effects, and a state-of-the-art spa with indoor pool.

Guest rooms have private terraces overlooking the tropical gardens and the Cretan landscape. Some have private pools, and all come with high-speed internet connection and a flat-screen TV.

Gourmet cooking from Crete and around the world is proposed at Elea Restaurant, offering panoramic mountain views. Guests are welcomed on arrival with sherry or afternoon tea and are provided with 16-hour room service.

Castello’s pride is its luxurious spa centre, which includes a sauna, steam bath, fitness room and a beauty salon.

Castello Boutique Resort exclusive guest services include limousine rental, indoor garage with private parking for each room and express check-in/check-out.

  • 9.6 km
  • 7.5 / 10
  • Papatheodorou

Built in a traditional Cretan village style, this hotel is situated in the picturesque seaside village of Sissi with its numerous bars, coffee shops, taverns, restaurants, souvenir shops, and boutiques.

Near the lively shopping street, yet peacefully located with rich gardens, panoramic sea views, and imposing mountain backdrop, it is an ideal destination for a relaxing family holiday. Children will love the outdoor pools and activities, while you can sit back and unwind. Walk to the sandy beach, or opt for some seaside water sports.

The hotel’s buildings are laid out like a village, with each deluxe room and family suite self-contained for privacy and comfort. With personal service from a modern management team and fully-trained staff, you can be assured of the highest standards of comfort, relaxation and enjoyment at this popular holiday destination.

  • 9.6 km
  • SISI LASITHIOU CRETE

Situated in Sissi, within 600 metres of Boufos Beach and 1.2 km of Avlaki Beach, Eco Dome Resort features accommodation with a restaurant and a bar, and free WiFi throughout the property. The property is set 2 km from Kalimera Kriti Beach, 26 km from Lake Voulismeni and 29 km from Cretaquarium Thalassocosmos. Heraklion Archaeological Museum is 43 km away and Venetian Walls is 44 km from the hotel.

The rooms in the hotel are fitted with a coffee machine. At Eco Dome Resort rooms come with air conditioning and a private bathroom.

Speaking Greek and English at the reception, staff are willing to help at any time of the day.

The Palace of Knossos is 46 km from the accommodation, while Lixnostatis Folk Museum is 13 km from the property. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 37 km from Eco Dome Resort.

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€198

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  • 9.8 km
  • 8.3 / 10
  • Main Street

Consisting of 9 traditional buildings scattered in flower-filled gardens, this hotel perfectly combines the services of a 4-star establishment and a friendly atmosphere.

In this wonderful setting of lush green gardens accented by bright flora, you can take a relaxing dip in our large outdoor pool, surrounded by sun loungers. At a distance of only 100 metres lies the picturesque natural harbour of Sissi, a well-known fishing village. To the west, you can find the tourist resorts of Hersonissos and Malia with its archaeological sites, while to the east, there is another very popular resort, Agios Nikolaos. After a day of exploring, you can return to a delicious meal at Maritimo Beach Hotel. Dine on the terrace with the magnificent sea view and choose from international, Greek and Creten cuisine. The hotel regularly hosts Greek nights with folk dancing, the perfect way to round off another perfect day in Crete.

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€88

/night

  • 9.9 km

Best Villas in Neapoli town

  • 9.1 / 10
  • ΒΡΥΣΕΣ ΝΕΑΠΟΛΗ ΑΓΙΟΣ ΝΙΚΟΛΑΟΣ ΛΑΣΙΘΙ

APIGANOS house, a property with a garden and a bar, is set in Khoumeriákos, 13 km from Lake Voulismeni, 40 km from Cretaquarium Thalassocosmos, as well as 15 km from Panagia Kera Church (in Kritsa). This property offers access to a balcony and free private parking.

With direct access to a terrace, this air-conditioned villa comes with 3 separate bedrooms and a fully equipped kitchen. Towels and bed linen are offered in the villa.

Agios Nikolaos Port is 16 km from the villa, while Lixnostatis Folk Museum is 25 km from the property. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 48 km from APIGANOS house.

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€137

/night

  • 2.2 km
  • 7 / 10
  • Villa Adagio

Boasting air-conditioned accommodation with a private pool, sea view and a balcony, Villa Adagio 5 Bedroom with Private Eco-Friendly Heated Pool is set in Vrachasi. This property offers access to a terrace, ping-pong, free private parking and free WiFi.

Featuring a Blu-ray player, the villa has a kitchen with a dishwasher, an oven and a microwave, a living room with a seating area and a dining area, 5 bedrooms, and 5 bathrooms with a walk-in shower and a bath. A flat-screen TV with streaming services and a DVD player are featured.

The villa offers a barbecue. A car rental service is available at Villa Adagio 5 Bedroom with Private Eco-Friendly Heated Pool.

Lake Voulismeni is 19 km from the accommodation, while Cretaquarium Thalassocosmos is 32 km away. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 40 km from Villa Adagio 5 Bedroom with Private Eco-Friendly Heated Pool.

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€375

/night

  • 4.7 km
  • 10 / 10
  • Vrachasi

Located in Vrachasi and only 19 km from Lake Voulismeni, Villa Aires provides accommodation with sea views, free WiFi and free private parking. With mountain views, this accommodation offers a terrace and a swimming pool.

Featuring a Blu-ray player, the villa has a kitchen with a dishwasher, an oven and a microwave, a living room with a seating area and a dining area, 5 bedrooms, and 5 bathrooms with a bath and a shower. Towels and bed linen are featured in the villa.

The villa offers a barbecue.

Cretaquarium Thalassocosmos is 32 km from Villa Aires, while Heraklion Archaeological Museum is 47 km away. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 40 km from the accommodation.

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€412

/night

  • 4.7 km
  • 9.8 / 10
  • Milatos Road Milatos-Neapolis

Boasting air-conditioned accommodation with a private pool, Villa Iliothea is situated in Milatos. This property offers access to a balcony, darts, free private parking and free WiFi.

The villa has 8 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, bed linen, towels, a flat-screen TV with cable channels, a dining area, a fully equipped kitchen, and a terrace with sea views.

The reception at the villa can provide tips on the area.

Villa Iliothea offers a children’s playground. A car rental service is available at the accommodation, while fishing and hiking can be enjoyed nearby.

Plaka Beach is 2.3 km from Villa Iliothea, while Volia Beach is 2.5 km from the property. The nearest airport is Heraklion International, 43 km from the villa, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.

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€323

/night

  • 6.3 km
  • 8.2 / 10
  • Πεπόνηδες

Featuring pool views, Oak Tree Estate provides accommodation with a balcony and a coffee machine, around 9.2 km from Lake Voulismeni. This villa has a private pool, a garden, barbecue facilities, free WiFi and free private parking.

The villa with a terrace and mountain views features 4 bedrooms, a living room, a flat-screen TV, an equipped kitchen with a dishwasher and an oven, and 2 bathrooms with a walk-in shower. Towels and bed linen are provided in the villa.

The villa offers a picnic area. Both a bicycle rental service and a car rental service are available at Oak Tree Estate, while cycling and hiking can be enjoyed nearby.

Cretaquarium Thalassocosmos is 46 km from the accommodation, while Panagia Kera Church (in Kritsa) is 8.8 km away. The nearest airport is Heraklion International, 54 km from Oak Tree Estate, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.

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€55

/night

  • 6.6 km
  • 8.4 / 10
  • Epano Milatos

Boasting air-conditioned accommodation with a private pool, garden view and a terrace, Pakio Luxury Villa: Private Cretan Holidays is situated in Milatos. The villa has access to a restaurant and free WiFithroughout the property.

This villa features 2 bedrooms, a kitchen with a dishwasher and an oven, a flat-screen TV, a seating area and 2 bathrooms fitted with a bath. Towels and bed linen are available in the villa.

Staff at the villa are available to provide advice at the 24-hour front desk.

Pakio Luxury Villa: Private Cretan Holidays offers an outdoor fireplace. Both a bicycle rental service and a car rental service are available at the accommodation.

Plaka Beach is 2.4 km from Pakio Luxury Villa: Private Cretan Holidays, while Volia Beach is 2.5 km from the property. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 43 km from the villa.

  • 6.6 km

Best Apartments in Neapoli town

  • 14 Νίκου Καζαντζάκη

Featuring air-conditioned accommodation with a private pool, pool view and a patio, Summer spirit Neapolis is located in Neápolis. This property offers access to a balcony, free private parking and free WiFi.

The apartment comes with 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, bed linen, towels, a flat-screen TV with cable channels, a dining area, a fully equipped kitchen, and a terrace with mountain views.

Guests can also relax in the garden.

Lake Voulismeni is 15 km from the apartment, while Cretaquarium Thalassocosmos is 37 km away. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 45 km from Summer spirit Neapolis.

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€57

/night

  • 360 m
  • Χορτάτση

Situated in Neápolis, 36 km from Cretaquarium Thalassocosmos and 15 km from Panagia Kera Church (in Kritsa), Mansion House offers air conditioning. The accommodation is 14 km from the Lake Voulismeni and has free WiFithroughout the property.

The apartment features 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, bed linen, towels, a flat-screen TV with streaming services, a dining area, a fully equipped kitchen, and a balcony with garden views.

Agios Nikolaos Port is 16 km from the apartment, while Lixnostatis Folk Museum is 21 km from the property. The nearest airport is Heraklion International, 44 km from Mansion House, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.

  • 490 m
  • 1 / 10
  • Vrachasi

Situated in Vrachasi, 19 km from Lake Voulismeni and 33 km from Cretaquarium Thalassocosmos, Paradise home 1 offers air conditioning. It features a garden, barbecue facilities, mountain views and free WiFithroughout the property.

The apartment with a balcony and sea views has 2 bedrooms, a living room, a TV, an equipped kitchenette with a microwave and a fridge, and 1 bathroom with a bath. Towels and bed linen are available in the apartment.

Heraklion Archaeological Museum is 47 km from the apartment, while Venetian Walls is 48 km from the property. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 41 km from Paradise home 1.

  • 4.4 km
  • fourni

Boasting mountain views, Agapi Country Home features accommodation with a balcony and a coffee machine, around 16 km from Lake Voulismeni. This property offers access to a terrace, free private parking and free WiFi.

The apartment features 1 bedroom, a flat-screen TV with streaming services and a fully equipped kitchen that provides guests with a dishwasher, an oven, a washing machine, a fridge and a kitchenware.

Cretaquarium Thalassocosmos is 42 km from the apartment, while Panagia Kera Church (in Kritsa) is 18 km from the property. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 50 km from Agapi Country Home.

  • 5.0 km
  • 9.1 / 10
  • Fourni

Located 49 km from Heraklio Town and 26 km from Hersonissos, Nektarios Village House offers accommodation in Neápolis. The air-conditioned unit is 9 km from Ágios Nikólaos.

The kitchen features a fridge and a fireplace. A TV is offered.

Mália is 19 km from Nektarios Village House, while Eloúnda is 6 km away. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 51 km from Nektarios Village House.

  • 5.1 km
  • Milatos 1st floor

Situated in Milatos, 1.2 km from Plaka Beach and 1.4 km from Volia Beach, Armyra apartment offers air conditioning. It has a terrace, mountain views and free WiFithroughout the property.

The apartment features 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, bed linen, towels, a flat-screen TV, a dining area, a fully equipped kitchen, and a balcony with sea views.

Milatos Port Beach is 1.5 km from the apartment, while Lake Voulismeni is 25 km from the property. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 42 km from Armyra apartment.

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€87

/night

  • 7.0 km

Best Holiday homes in Neapoli town

  • 9.5 / 10
  • 9-11 Nikiforou Foka Str.

Offering free bikes and a garden, the stone Casa di Pietra are located in Neapolis. They feature fully equipped units with free WiFi access and mountain views. Elounda resort is a 15-minute drive away.

Fitted with a fireplace and parquet floor, all air-conditioned and tastefully decorated houses of Vintage come with 2 separate bedrooms. Each consists of a seating area with flat-screen TV and a kitchen with dining area and oven with hobs.

The property facilities include grocery deliveries. An array of activities can be enjoyed on site or in the surroundings, including cycling and hiking.

The popular Malia Village and Agios Nikolaos Town can be found a 15-minute drive away. This holiday home is 40 km from Heraklion International Airport.

  • 150 m
  • 9.8 / 10
  • Πλατυποδι

Set in Nikithianós, 12 km from Lake Voulismeni and 39 km from Cretaquarium Thalassocosmos, Platipodi stone house offers air-conditioned accommodation with a patio and free WiFi. The property features garden views and is 14 km from Panagia Kera Church (in Kritsa) and 15 km from Agios Nikolaos Port.

The holiday home with a terrace and mountain views has 1 bedroom, a living room, a flat-screen TV, an equipped kitchen with an oven and a microwave, and 1 bathroom with a shower. Towels and bed linen are offered in the holiday home.

Guests can also relax in the garden.

Lixnostatis Folk Museum is 24 km from the holiday home, while Aquaworld Aquarium is 26 km from the property. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 47 km from Platipodi stone house.

  • 2.0 km
  • 8.6 / 10
  • Επαρχιακή Οδός Λατσίδας - Agίoυ Antonioυ

Located in Latsídha, 17 km from Lake Voulismeni and 37 km from Cretaquarium Thalassocosmos, Traditional Residence with terrace provides air-conditioned accommodation with a balcony and free WiFi. With city views, this accommodation features a patio.

The holiday home with a terrace and mountain views features 2 bedrooms, a living room, a flat-screen TV, an equipped kitchen with an oven and a microwave, and 2 bathrooms with a shower. Towels and bed linen are provided in the holiday home.

Panagia Kera Church (in Kritsa) is 18 km from the holiday home, while Agios Nikolaos Port is 19 km away. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 45 km from Traditional Residence with terrace.

  • 2.6 km
  • 7 / 10
  • Λίμνες Λσιθίου(Limnes Lasithiou)

Situated in Límnai, 11 km from Lake Voulismeni and 39 km from Cretaquarium Thalassocosmos, George’ s House features air-conditioned accommodation with a balcony and free WiFi. With city views, this accommodation offers a patio.

The holiday home features 4 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, bed linen, towels, a flat-screen TV with cable channels, a dining area, a fully equipped kitchen, and a terrace with mountain views.

Panagia Kera Church (in Kritsa) is 12 km from the holiday home, while Agios Nikolaos Port is 13 km from the property. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 48 km from George’ s House.

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€96

/night

  • 2.9 km
  • 7 / 10
  • Λίμνες Λσιθίου(Limnes Lasithiou)

Situated in Límnai, 11 km from Lake Voulismeni and 39 km from Cretaquarium Thalassocosmos, George’ s House features air-conditioned accommodation with a balcony and free WiFi. With city views, this accommodation offers a patio.

The holiday home features 4 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, bed linen, towels, a flat-screen TV with cable channels, a dining area, a fully equipped kitchen, and a terrace with mountain views.

Panagia Kera Church (in Kritsa) is 12 km from the holiday home, while Agios Nikolaos Port is 13 km from the property. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 48 km from George’ s House.

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€96

/night

  • 2.9 km
  • 10 / 10
  • kato kafenia

Set in Límnai, 11 km from Lake Voulismeni and 40 km from Cretaquarium Thalassocosmos, Odysseus House offers air-conditioned accommodation with a patio and free WiFi. The property has garden and inner courtyard views, and is 12 km from Panagia Kera Church (in Kritsa).

The holiday home is fitted with 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, bed linen, towels, a flat-screen TV, a dining area, a fully equipped kitchen, and a balcony with mountain views.

The holiday home offers a terrace. Guests can relax in the garden at the property.

Agios Nikolaos Port is 13 km from Odysseus House, while Lixnostatis Folk Museum is 25 km from the property. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 48 km from the accommodation.

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€115

/night

  • 3.0 km

Experiences near Neapoli town

In the charming town of Neapoli in Crete, the majestic Cathedral of Panagia stands tall as the town’s centrepiece and the second-largest church on the island. Beyond this architectural marvel, immerse yourself in local culture with an Olive Tour Crete, delving into the heart of the region’s olive oil production. For a touch of wildlife adventure, visit Amazonas Park, a sanctuary housing playful lemurs and colourful exotic parrots. Discover more enthralling experiences and activities in and around Neapoli Town in the list below.

FAQ

Where is Neapolis located?

Neapolis is situated in a lush valley of olive groves, around 54 km east of Heraklion and 15 km west of Agios Nikolaos in Crete, Greece.

What is the history of Neapolis?

During the Venetian rule, Neapolis was named Kenourgio Chorio (New Village) and was formerly known as Kares – meaning Nut Trees in the Cretan dialect. During the Turkish Occupation of Crete, the village underwent a massive transformation and was renamed Neapoli, becoming the capital of East Crete until 1904. Nowadays, it houses many Greek state authorities, making it a modern and important city.

What are some of the attractions in Neapolis?

Neapolis boasts charming buildings, gardens, churches, and some scenic attractions. The main church of Neapolis is the Cathedral of Panagia (Virgin Mary), located in the city centre and built on the grounds of an older mosque and temple. It is the second largest church in Crete. The Church of Saint George, situated near Neapolis, holds a somber history. In 1770, after Daskalogiannis’ Cretan revolution, Turks surrounded it during vespers and massacred the priest and all worshipers inside – thereby earning the name ‘Blooded Saint George’.

Where can I enjoy food or coffee in Neapolis?

You can enjoy your food or coffee in the main square, near the Cathedral of Megali Panagia in Neapolis.

What is the average temperature in Neapolis town?

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

Which is the nearest airport to Neapolis town?

The nearest airport to Neapolis town is Heraklion International Airport, which is approximately 60 km away.

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