Athens, the country's capital, is situated 220 miles (354 kilometers) north of Lentas, while Heraklion lies 30 miles (48 kilometers) to the northeast.
Vacationing in just one place, regardless of its popularity, usually only offers you a glimpse into the broader personality of a region. So be sure to set aside enough time to discover Crete Island's other natural and man-made attractions. While in the region, visit the Palace of Phaestos and Komos Beach in Faistos, about 13 miles (21 kilometers) to the south of Lentas.
Heraklion, is another good place to head to. It is 30 miles (48 kilometers) from Lentas and offers a great selection of tourist attractions, including Agia Ekaterini Church, 18 Anglon Square and Hania Gate. Heraklion Museum of Religious Art, Geoponikos Kipos and Heraklion Municipal Art Gallery are good places to visit.
This area is popular for its range of old towns; these are wonderful reminders of the area's rich history. If the weather forecast makes you want to stay indoors, head to Crete Island's mansions and history museums.
Tap into the knowledge of the locals with your pick of city walking tours, culinary tours and winery tours. The Crete Island area boasts a range of gentle ways to enjoy the great outdoors. Spend a few hours picnicking or cycling and feel your stresses melt away.
When it's time to leave this special part of the world, say a fond Yiá sou (farewell) to the characters you have met and the locations you've been.