The mountainous Viannos
Viannos is a mountainous area situated in Crete, at about 40 kilometers from Ierapetra and 70 kilometers from Iraklion. This area goes from the Plateau of Omalos to the coastline, and therefore counts with a very peculiar and attractive combination and contrast of landscapes and spots to visit. Besides this, Viannos is situated nearby a variety of other attractive spots in such a way that tourists can easily meet several destinations in a short period of time.
Those tourists who wish to be able to visit more than one attractive spot should know that there are an important number of other interesting places they could visit near Viannos. Some of these places are, for example, Vahos, Amiras, Vassilios, Kalami, Hondros, Loutraki, Sykologos, Pefkos, Agios Vassilios, Kato Symi, Ano Symi, and Kato, all of them with unique characteristics and different attractions.
The capital of Viannos is the town of Ano Viannos. Ano Viannos is located near Ierapetra and Iraklion and at 550 meters above sea level. This is one of the most appealing spots visitors can meet in this area, although there also are several other beautiful places spread throughout the territory of Viannos that tourists should not miss.
Viannos is characterized and renown by its excellent olive oil, a local product that is famous not only throughout Crete and Greece but in the rest of the world as well. Besides this, Viannos also exports a variety of other products, mainly vegetables and fruits. This way, an important amount of this town's incomes is based in the trading of these products, although tourism is an important resource as well.
The coast of Viannos is very beautiful and offers amazing landscapes that can be very enjoyable to every tourist who likes being close to the sea. Within the town's coastline, tourists could find the Gorge of Arvi, a unique gorge with a height of about 455 meters, as well as they could meet the Cave of Viglia which has a length of about 200 meters and is covered by stalactites and stalagmites. Also, while meeting this coastline, tourists can visit several attractive beaches, as well as some restaurants and cafes offering amazing sea sights.