Lentas Heraklion: Lentas is a beautiful seaside village about 75 km south west of Heraklion Town. Well-protected by strong summer winds, Lentas has a lovely beach with crystal waters. The beach is not much organized but it has some delicious taverns with fresh fish.
Some small hotels and rooms to rent also line the beach, creating the perfect setting for quiet and family vacations. A few small coves are also located near Lentas, great for swimming.
The modern village lies on the site of Ancient Levina, an important port in the classical times. Ancient Levina also had an Asklepieion, a therapy centre dedicated to god Asklepios. Patients from all Crete would come for treatment there. Today, only a few remains can be seen from this ancient city.
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