LENTAS CRETE

CLIMATE

 

The climate in Lentas is warm and is at 25 ° C per day, while at night the minimum temperature is 19 ° C for the months of May, June, September and October.

 

For July and August the temperature reaches 32 ° C per day, while at night the minimum temperature is 23 ° C.

 

From November to April the temperature ranges from 15 ° C to 25 ° C. During the winter months, ¼ of shops / rooms are open to serve passers-by and non-travelers.

GEOGRAPHICAL POSITION

Lentas was built on the southern coast of the prefecture of Heraklion at the foot of the Lion. The village combines mountain and sea and is preferred by nature lovers. From time to time, Lenta's waters are visited by Caretta-Caretta turtles, giving visitors the opportunity to admire them, a memorable experience.

HISTORY

 

The waters coming out from the fountains of the area, with healing abilities, moved the ancient Cretans to create one of the largest Asclepeions in the Mediterranean, where they used it for physiotherapy and baths.

 

With the creation of Asclepeion, trade and shipping evolved, as the location of the village was an ideal port for transportation and transfers to Africa and the Middle East.

 

On Byzantine Empire, General Nikephoros Phocas, recovered the lands he had lost from the Arab raids, built castles-walls around each harbor to strengthen their defense. One of them was the port of Lentas. Parts of the wall we are able to see at the foot of the Lion and the Xamidomouri cape.

Activities / Interests

  • Tour at the antiquities of the village

  • Visit to the ancient Asclepeion

  • Climb to the Lion Head

  • Hiking in the surrounding areas

  • Crossing the Trachula gorge

  • Visit to Panagia Vithano church

  • Visit to the cave of Nikos Kazantzakis

  • Boat trip to Koudoumas monastery

  • Fishing trip by boat

  • Fishing with a pole (fishing equipment available at the market)

  • Swimming

  • Sunbathing

  • Evenings with live music

Villa Nostalgia Lentas, Lentas, South Crete, Greece

e-mail: nostalgia.lentas@gmail.com

tel.: +30 6978367084

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