The next stop is at Τ he Church of Panagia in the Village of Fodele (3rd stop). Someone can reach the temple by driving 28.2 km. It can be reached through the Tylissos - Anogia Provincial Road, turning northwest on the North Axis Road and continuing on the provincial road of Rethymnon. The stay here is 30 minutes. The temple is located in the north of the village of Fodele and is dedicated to the Presentation of Virgin Mary. It is the eastern part of an older triple temple, while it is obvious that its construction was made by using building materials possibly coming from it. It has a special reputation due to its many frescoes, highlighting the coexistence of Byzantine and local techniques. The older ones were made during the 11th century, and they are located on the western side. Northern images of whole saints and martyrs, such as St. Constantine and Saint Helen, are located in the north. There is the representation of Deesis to the south, while the pessoes are decorated with pictures of military saints. The temple includes a northern and a southern arched arch depicted in the recesses of five witnesses, celebrated on November 25 and December 13. The Archaeological Collection of Malevizi (4th stop) is located in Gazi and is 21.1 km away from the previous stop. Starting from Fodele and taking the North Road Axis east to Heraklion, within 23 minutes one can see the museum in the square of the town hall in Gazi. The visit takes about 50 minutes. The Archaeological Collection of Malevizi exhibits findings from Cretan history from 6000 BC until the 2nd century AD such as tools, heirlooms, vases and various other objects, related to everyday life, religion, art, work and the death of the ancient. The majority of the findings were donations from the collections of the Metaxas family. The museum consists of seven sections. The first section includes literary objects from the Neolithic to the Minoan period.The second one contains ceramic objects, such as vases from all the historical phases of the island. In the third unit there are clay exhibits such as statues and other heirlooms from the Minoan to the Roman period. The fourth has marble sculptures from the Roman period. The fifth section consists of exhibits from the wider area of the Municipality of Malevizi and specifically from the villages of Kavrohori, Kroussonas and Gazi, while the Minoan sarcophagus of Tylissos is particularly impressive. The sixth one refers to metallurgy. Here, various items such as spears, arrows and jewellery, from all phases of Cretan history are exhibited. Finally, in the seventh unit there are mainly precious jewels from the Minoan and later years. Continuing on the same road, turning to Papanastasiou Avenue and then heading east, taking a course south, through Knossos Avenue, travelling 12.3 km, the Minoan Palace of Knossos (5th stop) is located in 16 minutes’ time. The tour takes about 1 hour. The palace of Knossos is the largest in the Minoan period, occupying an area of 20,000 sq.m. Its design is attributed to a combination of many separate building blocks. According to research, the first
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