Archanes Hill

Archanes – The village of Archanes lies in an enclosed plain on the southern edge of the Heraklion district and to the east of Mount Juktas and the hill of Phourni. It lies 15 km from Knossos, and the southern road connects them both to the plain of Messara. The name Archanes is derived from the Indo-European root 'ach', which denotes water (cf. e.g. the river Acheloos, or the lake Acherousia). Here is the source of the River Kairatos (today called Katsambas), which runs through the valley of Heraklion.

Chania (Hania)|Heraklion (Iraklion)|Rethymnon|Lasithi