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  The village of Kamares is 57km southwest of Iraklion on the Iraklion - Agia Varvara - Gergeri - Kamares road. Kamares took its name from the cave used by the Minoans that is above the village. Kamares means arches in Greek.


A little after Grigoria, at 600m a.s.l., is located the historical village of Kamares with 491 inhabitants. This village was destroyed together with the villages Magarikari and Lohria, by the Germans during the world war II (1944) due to the help that the locals used to offer to the partisans.
Above the village, at 1524m a.s.l. lies the famous CAVE OF KAMARES (Spileon Kamaron). This was used as a place of worship during Minoan times and it was here that Minoan pottery made with exceptional skill was found - called "Kamares ware" by archaeologists.
From Kamares is also possible to climb up to the Idaion Andron.

This text is cited Dec 2003 from the Interkriti URL below, which contains images.

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