MUNICIPALITY OF PHISTOS
The municipality of Festos offers to visitors a rich variety of cultural selections, as well as great beauty. From the Palace of Festos, which is situated in the center, a unique spot that brings together with absolute harmony: the azure, sky-blue sea, the rare beauty of the mountains that accompany the myths, legends, traditions, and the most colorful and rich valley in Crete.
Situated in south central Crete, the municipality stretches out for a total of 412.74 square meters with a population of about 25,000 inhabitants. It is connected with all of the metropolitan centers of Crete as well as all of the airports and harbors. It consists of the “alternative gate” with beaches of rare splendidness. Visitors arriving in the municipality have the opportunity of discover numerous beauties, combining visits to cultural sites and beaches as well as to mountains heights such as Psiloritis and Asterousia. It is also close to all the main attractions of Crete (such as Phaistos, Gortyna, Knossos and the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion) and with easy access to many enchanting parts of Crete.
The settlement of Mires has been and still is today a dynamic suburban center that brings together a large part of economic and social activity of the southern part of the prefecture of Heraklion since a large part of the inhabitants of this section comes daily for work, education, trade, health services, public services, entertainment, etc. The region's history is ancient and begins the first years of the Minoan period (3000 BC). In our beaches you can find shops, supermarkets, restaurants and nightlife. Our hotel in Mires is the perfect starting point for sightseeing. Nevertheless, if what you want is rest and personal peace, you can find it with confidence in the region. Here you can find the kind of atmosphere that suits you at the nearby beach areas, whether it's active, fun-filled life or relaxation.
The area offers
Shops, Beaches, Mini Markets, travel agents, chemist, doctor, gas station, Diving Center, restaurants, taverns, bars, cafes, water sports, snack bar, bakery, souvenirs, car, bus, taxi and many other worthy to discover.