Kalessa Village

  • Grapes of Crete
Distance 12 km from Heraklion

A village of 1238 inhabitants found at an altitude of 140 meters. Its distance from Heraklion is 12 km. The village maintains its rural character, its social cohesion while its old spatial development, where old pre-war landowner’s mansions coexist with humble farm worker’s houses, is really intriguing. Kalesa has many active institutions, establishments, schools and services as it is positioned in a location with panoramic view. Among the sites worth visiting are the “7 Spilioi” [7 caves] and the Church of St. John that are constructed inside the soft kouskouras bedrock and have therefore a particular resistance in time

On the west of the village lies a unique habitat, the Kalesano stream of 5 km length. It is a place where the wild animals of the region can breed with safety as well as a bird refuge for many species of birds- birds of prey such as the rare and unique Eleonora’s Falcon found among them. Following the path alongside the stream amidst the route we have Palia Vrisi a settlement, with a very beautiful landscape featuring the Venetian Fountain that in the past used to provide water to whole village.

Become a Greek cook

Map

Other Travel Guides

{tguide_phototitle_en}

Aptera

The site is set on the hill of Palaicastro, at a distance of 15 km from the city of Chania.

More
{tguide_phototitle_en}

Monastery of Arkadi

The Holy Monastery of Arkadi is the symbol of freedom and longing for the Liberation of the island and its people in Crete under the Ottoman rule.

More
{tguide_phototitle_en}

The wetland of Almyros

Located along the north coast of the Malevizi district, it consists of a main spring, a lagoon and a river, as well as a marshland of about half a sq. km. around.

More
{tguide_phototitle_en}

Holy Monastery of Agia Irini

Set on the foot of the mount Vrysina, on the northeast of the city of Rethymnon, the Holy Monastery of Agia Irini is one of the oldest in Crete and it is dated from the 2nd Byzantine period.

More
{tguide_phototitle_en}

Diktaion Andron Cave

Diktaion Andron Cave on Lasithi plateau is regarded as Zeus’s birth place.

More
Experiences
We know best
Follow us
Follow us on social networking pages and learn our news first
Contact us

Andreadaki 13-15 Heraklion, Crete
712 01, Greece
Tel.: +30 2810-342222
Fax: +30 2810-342212
e-mail: touristguidesofcrete@gmail.com
ΜΗ.Τ.Ε. 1039 Ε 6000 00870 00
Office hours: Mon - Fri: 9.00 - 15.00

Newsletter
Sign up to receive great deals first and our company news

CreditCards