EnglishGreekDeutschFrenchItalianRussian
Crete TOURnet: Home Crete Guide Areas of Interest Heraklion Amnisos

Amnisos

Lodging list in Amnisos

Golden Dream, Almyra Seaside Houses

Car Rental in Amnisos

Kosmos Rent a Car, Go Rent a Car
The Minoan villa in Amnisos
The Minoan villa in Amnisos
Amnisos is located 7km east of Iraklion on the Iraklion - Agios Nikolaos road.
This seaside resort town was once the important port for Knossos. Homer also mentions it in the Odyssey as a difficult beach on which to land.
The Byzantine General Karteros landed here to fight the Saracens in 824. During the General's victory celebration, the Saracens attacked, chased and killed Karteros. This area bears the name Karteros now.

Photos of Amnisos:



The area of Amnisos
The area of Amnisos
The Minoan villa in Amnisos
The Minoan villa in Amnisos
Synonyms and related links Iraklion :
Heraklion
Heraklion
Close