The Wine Roads of Heraklion Prefecture form an integrated network of routes covering the entire wine-producing zone of Crete, including nearly all wineries open to the public. Today the routes form a unified pilot route starting at the exits from the city of Heraklion onto the national road, at Knossou Avenue to the east and Estavromenos (Giofyros Junction) to the west of the city.
The dream of Paliani’s residents to safeguard the institution of the International Sculpture Symposium and create a large outdoor Sculpture Gallery which will be open to the public is slowly but gradually coming true! The International Sculpture Symposium of Paliani takes place at a special-purpose area in Venerato. The symposium is usually supported by the Municipality of Heraklion.
The famous “DAFNES” wine (VQPRD) is produced in Dafnes and originates from the grape variety known as “Liatiko”. The wine festival of Dafnes was started in 1976. The event lasts for about ten to fifteen days and takes place in the first fifteen days of July each year, at the village square, where visitors are welcome to choose and drink the fine wine of Dafnes which is offered abundantly for free.