Athens, which is the national capital, is located 220 miles (354 kilometers) northwest of Viannos, while Heraklion is 25 miles (40 kilometers) to the northwest.
Vacationing in just one place, regardless of its popularity, usually only offers you a limited view into the wider personality of a region. So allow time to visit Crete Island's other cities, attractions and landscapes. Kalo Chorio and Ierapetra are just two of the many other places worth seeing while you're in Crete Island.
Organise your transportation and head to Chersonissos, a retail and transport hub for the region, situated about 18 miles (29 kilometers) away from Viannos. The city has plenty of visitor attractions, including Aquaworld Aquarium, Acqua Plus and Crete Golf Club. Lychnostatis, Cave of Psychro and Star Beach Water Park are also good spots for a visit while you are in Chersonissos.
For a budget-friendly, outdoor experience that will interest the entire family, take the time to visit the region's open-air museums. Crete Island has been graced with an interesting religious history; so take the time to visit the area's most important churches.
For those who like to get wet, this is a great place for you. Sailing is popular with the locals and another popular watersport on offer is canoeing. For those who like to collect valuable insights as well as happy snaps while on vacation, Viannos offers a range of specialist activities, including city walking tours, cycling tours and guided nature walks.
When it is time to leave Viannos, say goodbye the way Greek's do, with a heartfelt "Yiá sou."