Neighbourhood overview and accommodation options in Fourni Village, Neapolis Town, and On-site.
On The Land
Event Horizon is set in 20,000 Sq m (5 acres) of private land (owned by Julienne) and is close to the sea. The land is primarily an olive grove at the beginning of the Havgas gorge. There is a gigantic Mediterranean Oak spread so broadly that it becomes a tree house. There are plenty of places to walk and muse on the land. It is effectively a nature reserve and so there are no crazing animals allowed resulting in a plethora of Cretan Fauna visible all year round. The wild flowers and wildlife are to be respected and not collected in any way. Julienne is building land art sculptures and is open to collaborations with other artists.
Accommodation in Fourni: The Gypsy Caravan
Fourni is 2 km from Event Horizon and is the nearest village, a two minute drive or a 20 minute walk. Fourni is a very diverse place due to the unique community of artists and shepherds. There are three 'kafeneon' tavernas with excellent food where the Cretan locals hang out.
Food shopping is possible with the local farmers who pass through with a variety of fruit and vegetables loaded on the back of pick-up trucks. Neapolis town is an 8km drive.
Accommodation in Neapolis: The Windmill
Accommodation in Neapolis: The Architect's House
is 8 km from Event Horizon and is the nearest town. It was the former municipality in Lasithi, eastern Crete.
There is a lively Greek community who frequent the countless cafes and
tavernas. It is located 12 km (7 miles) west from Agios Nikolaos
in the green valley of Mirabello Bay. The main road does not run
through the middle like most towns in Crete. The surrounding area is
mountainous and is surrounded by olive trees. Olives are a
very important part of the local agricultural economy. The Cathedral of the
Virgin Mary (Megali Panagia) is located on the central square.
This is a stunningly beautiful gulf in the Sea of Crete and where all the local beaches are to be found. It is the largest gulf of
the Greek islands and the fifth largest in the Mediterranean Sea.
There are many beaches within 15 minutes drive. The village and beach Plaka and the island of Spinalonga are great places to visit. Another village Elounda is just along the coast from Plaka where one can cross over the sea causeway to rocky private coves and family beaches. In the direction of Vlichadia there are many wild beaches where one can be alone. Swimming with turtles and shoals of fish make excellent company for the nature seekers. There are many hiking trails and gorges to explore and also many places of interest including Areti Monastery and Agios Gianni settlement.
By Car: Event Horizon Studios: 10 minutes. Heraklion Airport: 50min. Local villages: Fourni, Kasteli, Dories, Latsida, Limnes. Agios Nicolaos, 15 min. Elounda, 20min. Lerapetra, 40min. Sitia, 1h:15m.
By Bus: There are frequent buses from the Airport to Neapolis town.
By Bicycle: There are two bikes provided for artists. 50 minute cycle ride from Neapolis Town to Event Horizon Studios and 10 minutes from Fourni Village.