Places you must visit during your stay Out of the Blue Capsis Elite Resort in Crete

Located on a leafy peninsula in the region of Agia Pelagia, Crete Island, Out of the Blue Capsis Elite Resort is a luxury beach resort constitutes of three different hotel types. A variety of luxury suites, maisonettes, and villas with private pools are at your disposal depending on your preferences and needs. Due to its privileged location Out of the Blue Capsis Elite Resort is only a short drive from important landmarks on the island.
Some of the most interesting ones are:

The Minoan Palace of Knossos

Knossos Palace close at Out of the Blue Capsis Elite Resort Crete

Ancient Knossos is about 30 min drive from Out of the Blue Capsis Elite Resort. The Minoan Palace of Knossos is strongly connected to many historical events plus a famous ancient Greek myth. According to that myth, Knossos is the place where the mythical creature Minotaur, half bull and half man, used to live until Thesseus killed him.

As excavations have revealed, Knossos was a thriving town during the Minoan times and had become especially wealthy due to trade in the Mediterranean Sea. Around 1,500 BC, the town was totally covered with volcanic ashes due to the eruption of Thera (Santorini island). The lava from the volcanic eruption of Thera destroyed Knossos, but kept it intact through time, until it was discovered by archaeologists.

The beaches of Bali

Beaches of bali close to Out of the Blue Capsis Elite Resort in Crete

The region of Bali, about 30 min drive west of Agia Pelagia, is surely a great place to visit during your stay at Out of the Blue Capsis Elite Resort. Bali is among the most tourist places in northern Crete, but still keeps its natural beauty. It has many coves where visitors can enjoy a private swim in a small bay, or a long day at an organized beach. Take your time to relax under the beach umbrella and enjoy the Greek sun and the nice summer breeze that blows over the Aegean Sea.

Cretaquarium

Cretaquarium is definitely among the most impressive places to visit during your stay in Out of the Blue Capsis Elite Resort. Wouldn’t you like to visit one of the largest aquariums in Europe, with huge diversity of marine life and impressive presentations of natural landscapes? Founded in 2005, Cretaquarium is hosted at the Former American Base in Gournes, Heraklion region, just 40 min drive from Agia Pelagia.

Archaeological Museum of Heraklion

Disc of Phaisos in Archeological Museum Heraklion close to Out of the Blue Capsis Elite Resort

One of the most important museums in Europe is located in Heraklion town. The Archaeological Museum of Heraklion hosts artifacts from all the periods of Cretan prehistory and history, covering over 5,500 years of creations and finding, starting from the Neolithic period to Roman times. Visiting the museum is a real experience of time travelling as all visitors get in touch with the past of this unique Greek island. It is vital to mention that the museum safeguards the one and only Phaistos Disk. This is an important ancient finding from the late Minoan Bronze Age, on it a strange code is carved that is yet to be deciphered. Don’t miss the opportunity to visit this museum and learn more about Cretan and Greek History.

Apart from the aforementioned, Crete is rich with historical landmarks and natural sights which you explore during at the luxurious resort Out of the Blue Capsis Elite Resort. There are hundreds of traditional villages, cozy beaches and impressive sights to discover, in a short distance from our accommodation. Our concierge service will happily give you more suggestions on where to go and what to see.