"Archanes" Popular Places Tip by call_me_rhia
Popular Places, Crete Island: 5 reviews and 5 photos
Archanes, at a first glimpse, is a lovely charming, colourful village about 30 minutes from Iraklio. It's so beautiful that it has won Archanes has won an important award - that of the 2nd best restored village in Europe. If you scratch a little beneath its surface, the dirt comes out: it's surrounded by nasty and occasionally smelly industry. I call Archanes "industrial chic"
Unique Suggestions: Stay on the main streets and don't venture to the outskirt of the village unless you're fond of industrial architecture and bad smells
Fun Alternatives: Archanes is so evidently "fake", and so very little traditional in Greek terms, that anywhere else is a good alternative
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