Archanes ( Crete ) is a large village built into a lush hillside, which is located about 15 km south of Heraklion. It has been meticulously restored, and the neoclassical houses and beautiful streets make this village a must-see stop. The town and surrounding area is particularly known for their excellent wine production. Arhanes has rich history and some recent archaeological findings have suggested that it was the summer home of the King of Knossos. Also near the village is a prehistoric graveyard. Accommodation can be found, but is also ideal as a day trip from nearby Heraklion.