LAKKI (Village) MOUSSOURI
Laki is 24km southwest of Chania on the Chania - Fournes - Laki - Omalos road. The view of the mountains and valleys are breathtaking. The road starts the serious ascent to Omalos after Fournes. The scene of many rebellions and battles against the Turks, the historic village of Laki, at 500 metres above sea level, is worth a stop. Any one of the coffee shops or tavernas gives the visitor a magnificent view of the valley below and the Lefka Ori.
This text is cited Nov 2002 from the Crete TOURnet URL below, which contains images.
Laki is a historic village where many rebellions and battles against the Turks took place. Further on the road to Omalos is a memorial plaque to World War II resistant fighters killed by the Germans. The New Zealander Dudley Perkins (Kiwi or Vasili) and his Cretan companion were ambushed near here on 28/2/1944.
MESKLA (Village) MOUSSOURI
Meskla is located southwest of Chania, 21km on the road Chania - Fournes - Omalos. Meskla is the site of an ancient city, as various finds and cyclopean wall remains show, but archaeologists do not agree on which city it was. The village is very pleasantly situated between green hills in the Keritis Valley, has a river going through it, and the Lefka Ori as a background. In Meskla there are also Byzantine churches.
This text is cited Nov 2002 from the Crete TOURnet URL below, which contains image.
Meskla is the site of an ancient city, as various finds and cyclopean wall remains show, but archaeologists do not agree on which city it was.In Meskla there are also Byzantine churches.
SAMARIA (National Park) CHANIA
Xiloskalo is the point of the plateau of Omalos where the Samaria Gorge begins. Xiloskalo or Wooden Stairs refers to the steps that descend into the gorge. The taverna here has a balcony that has a spectacular view of the area.
Halfway through the gorge, is the deserted village of Samaria.
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