The location of Pandora’s Exclusive Villas is ideal for those who wish to explore Crete as the area provides easy access to both south, west and middle of the island and enjoy a variety of activities.
Scattered between mountains and the Cretan sea, Piskopiano gives visitors an authentic sense of Cretan living. Wander around the narrow streets with lovely cobblestone paths, smell the flowers which lie from old houses yards and let your senses being indulged by a place which has maintained a peaceful and authentic Cretan character. Sit outside on the starry night and enjoy the panoramic view from your Villas balcony or enjoy a drink in one of the village’s cafes and pubs. You can also savor quality Cretan dishes in the charming restaurants and taverns, made with local products, such as olive oil, season’s vegetables and fresh fish.
The shops of the village offer a wide variety of goods and gifts, many of local production, such as olive oil, herbs, handmade ornaments and jewels and traditionally woven textiles. The traditional Cretan Villages of Koutouloufari and Old Hersonissos where you can enjoy a nice walk or taste traditional drinks and homemade sweets are within walking distance.
The Museum of rural life at Piskopiano definitely worths a visit. Housed in the village’s old olive-oil mill you can gain an understanding of daily life and occupations of the Cretan farmer before the introduction of modern technology. Piskopiano is also just 8 kilometres from the archaeological site at Malia, which includes the Μinoan Palace of Malia. The Hersonissos area also has other cultural sites to offer, such as the Open-air Museum Lychnostatis where the visitor can admire exhibits from the Cretan folk cultural heritage; CretAquarium, a unique venue for discovering, learning and promoting awareness of Mediterranean marine life and The Dikteon Andron Cave, one of the most important and famous caves in Crete and in Greece where according to the legend, Zeus was born!
If you prefer something more busy and cosmopolitan, go down to coastal Hersonissos, the queen of Cretan nightlife.
But Crete is full of attractions and things to see and don’t forget that the renown Minoan palace of Κnossos, is only 25 kilometres from Piskopiano. In the city of Heraklion, there are many other attractions to see such as the Archaeological and The Historical Museums, the Town Hall, The old Venetian Port and Castle Koules.
If you are looking for a more active entertainment Aqua Park Water City, the best amusement park of the island where you can enjoy the thrilling games and rides is only a few kilometers away. The Crete Golf Club, a championship course, the only 18-hole golf course on the island of Crete and one of the most impressive courses of the Mediterranean, holds a unique challenge and a pleasant experience for both golf players and visitors.
Our villas are also within easy reach from Agios Nikolaos and Elounda, renowned cosmopolitan resorts that attract many tourists all year round. The small island of Spinalonga, which served as a fort in the Venetian Era and as a leper colony in the first half of the 20th century, definitely worth’s a visit.