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Category: Gorge
Prefecture: Heraclion
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The coastal area of Arvi - Keratokambos - Tsoutsouros in south Crete has a lot of interesting sights and one of them is the gorge of of Arvi next to Agios Antonios monastery, located just 1000 m far from Arvi Beach and Village. 

Arvi gorge does not fall short in natural beauty and is one from the most beautiful gorges of Crete with its 454m high walls!

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Arvi is a coastal village in the south of Heraklion prefecture, known for its sandy beaches and the verdant valley with bananas.


Here was the ancient city of Arvi. Ancient findings have shown that the area was inhabited from the Neolithic period. The name actually came from the Temple of Arvios Zeus located near the village. There was also an important city in Roman times as it seems to was one of the most important ports of the Mediterranean. In the region have been found a Roman bath, and several tombs with most important finds two marble sarcophagus with elaborate sculptured representations.

The village is located 78 km from Heraklion and 35 from the town of Ierapetra. Due to the many visitors in summer months have been developed hotels, apartments and restaurants offering to visitors the necessary comfort.

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The monastery of Agios Antonios in Arvi (just 1000m far from Arvi Beach and Village), by the Lybian sea,south Crete, has a newer church and an older one in need of repair. 

The monastery is relatively new, dating from 1880, but it is believed that it has been built on top of the temple of Arvian Zeus. This Monastery is located close to the famous gorge of Arvi.