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Agia Galini

  The seaside village and popular resort of Agia Galini on the Libyan Sea, was once the harbour of ancient Sivritos. It is located 61km southeast of Rethimnon and 68km southwest of Iraklion. The village has a harbour, beaches to the right and left, and a Byzantine church. In the town behind the harbour there are many satisfactory restaurants and hotels. Agia Galini is a good place to stay overnight or for some days to explore the Amari Valley and the south side of Psiloritis, and to visit the archaeological areas of the Mesara Plain. The village clings to the mountains above the harbour, and has panoramic views across the Libyan Sea. The bay of Mesara shelters the harbour and provides a mild year-round water temperature. Opposite Agia Galini are seen the Paximadia islands, that can be visited by rented boats. Along the coast, marine caves are accessible only by boat. One such cave, the cave of Daedalus, is said to have been the workshop of the mythical craftsman. The beautiful beaches of Agios Georgios and Agios Pavlos are nearby and accessible by caique (boat). In addition, frequent sea excursions are available from Agia Galini to Matala, Preveli, Plakias, Frangokastello, and Hora Sfakion.

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Harbour

  The harbour is just in front of the village and has a boat ramp. In the town behind the harbour there are many satisfactory restaurants and hotels.


Agia Paraskevi

  The village of Agia Paraskevi is near the resort of Agia Galini, on the south side of the Amari Valley, 59km from Rethimnon, about 63km from Iraklion. The village contains some interesting Byzantine churches.


AGIA TRIADA (Settlement) ARKADI

Agia Triada

  The village of Agia Triada is 12km from Rethimnon on a road south of the Rethimnon - Iraklion highway towards Arkadi at 5km. There is the Byzantine church of Agia Triada in the village.


Agios Ioannis, Amari

  The village of Agios Ioannis is 56km from Rethimnon on the Rethimnon - Apostoli - Meronas - Agios Ioannis road. In the village there is a Byzantine church.


Agios Konstantinos

Agios Konstantinos name is taken from the local church. It is testified in Venetian censuses of the 16th and 17th centuries, while in the Egyptian administration's 1834 census it comprised 50 families. In 1881 it formed part of the Municipality of Roustika and had 263 inhabitants; by 1900 this number had increased to 345. Since 1928 it has formed a community in its own right. Under Venetian rule it was a fief of the Barozzi family - to this day the village retains the overall appearance of that time. Several fine houses were built during the period Agios Konstantinos served as a summer retreat for the Venetian nobles of Rethymnon. The drinking fountain erected by the Barozzi family can still be seen one mile to the east of the village. The municipal ward of Agios Konstantinos includes the Venetian settlement of Agios Georgios, lying at an altitude of 390m.


AKOUMIA (Village) LAMBI

Akoumia (Koumia)

  The village of Koumia is 39km south of Rethimnon on the Rethimnon - Spili - Koumia - Agia Galini road, and it has Byzantine churches.


AMARI (Village) SYVRITO

Amari

  The village of Amari is the capital of the province of Amari. It is located 40km southeast of Rethimnon in the Amari Valley, on the road Rethimnon - Apostoli - Assomaton Monastery - Monastiraki - Amari. Amari is an old village and has engaging Byzantine churches. Walking along the narrow alleys of Amari one can see remains of old buildings with decorative portals.

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AMNATOS (Village) ARKADI

Amnatos

  The village of Amnatos is 18km from Rethimnon, on a road right at 6km along the Rethimnon - Iraklion highway. In Amnatos there are Venetian remains.


Aggeliana

  For church enthusiasts, the Byzantine church of Agios Antonios in the village of Aggeliana 24km east of Rethimnon, near Perama, will be of interest.


ANO MEROS (Village) SYVRITO

Ano Meros

  The village of Ano Meros is 50km from Rethimnon, on the Rethimnon - Apostoli - Meronas - Ano Meros road. The remains of an old monastery and church are above the village. The village located on the slopes of the Amari Valley has a spectacular view of the valley. The village maintains traditional activities.

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ANOGIA (Small town) RETHYMNO

Anogia

  Anogia is a village high in the Psiloritis Mountains. It is 54km east of Rethimnon on the Rethimnon - Panormon - Perama - Anogia road. Anogia is 36km from Iraklion on the road Iraklion - Tilisos - Sklavokambos - Anogia. Because of the village's isolation, local customs, dress, and dialects have been preserved. Recently Anogia has become a popular stop for tourists. It is one of the major handicraft and cottage industry centres on Crete. Many workshops are open to the public and it is possible to see cloth being woven on large looms. There are many tavernas, cafes, restaurants and also limited accommodation. Anogia took part in all of Crete's struggles for liberation, the men of the area are reputed to be fierce fighters. During World War II it was a major centre for the resistance movement and it paid dearly for its involvement. In 1944, resistance fighters kept the kidnapped German General Von Kreipe prisoner here before smuggling him into Africa. In retaliation, German forces razed every building except the church and killed all the men they could find.

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Apodoulou

  The village of Apodoulou on the south side of Psiloritis is equidistant (56km) from Rethimnon and Iraklion. The village of Apodoulou is high up in the Psiloritis Mountains and has an excellent view of the Amari Valley and a good climate. The area of Apodoulou contains Minoan remains and Byzantine churches.

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APOSTOLI (Village) SYVRITO

Apostoli

  There are many Byzantine churches in the village of Apostoli.


ARDAKTOS (Village) LAMBI

Argiroupolis

  Argiroupolis, 27km from Rethimnon on the exit at 21km of the old road from Rethimnon to Chania, is located on a hill with an enjoyable view of the valley below. Its past is evident everywhere in the buildings of the town. The village has natural springs and lush vegetation which makes for a very pleasant stroll through its streets.

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In the place that in the present days stands Argiroupolis was the ancient city of Lapa. As myths say, king Agamemnon, the hero of the Trojan war, created Lapa. Lapa was one of the most important cities of western Crete during Roman times. It controlled the area around it from the north to the south coast. It had two harbours, one on the north coast of Crete and another on the south. It is said that its harbour was Finix on the south coast of Crete in present-day Loutro. In the Greek wars they were allies of Knossos but when Knossos destroyed Lyttos the people of Lapa accepted the Lyttoans in their city. Lapa was also important during Byzantine times till it was destroyed by the Arabs in 828 A.D.


Argyroupolis

  Today' s Argyroupolis is built on the ruins of the ancient city Lappa, for the creation of which there are many versions the most dominant of which is the one that supports that Lappa was founded by Lappas of Tarra (Tarra was a city at the south coasts of western Crete, at the position of Agia Roumeli), and later took part at the campaign of Greeks against Troy.
  In 1050 B.C. it was conquered by the Doreans and then developed into a separate country, which included the areas of Rethymno and Sfakia and part of the areas of Agios Vasileios and Apokoronas, and had two harbors: Hydramia at the northern and Phoinikas at the southern coasts of Crete. In 333 B.C. it took part at the campaign of Alexander the Great against Persians.
  During the war between Knossos and Lyttos (221-220 B.C.), that resulted in the destruction of the latter, Lappa allied at first with Knossos and then with Littos and after the destruction accepted the refugees Lytteans.
  Lappa remained independent until 67 B.C., when it was conquered by the Roman General Cointus Caecilius Metelus, known as the Cretan, after two years of siege. Later, in 31 BC, during the conflict between Marcus Antonius with Octabianus, Lappa allied with Octabianus, who, after becoming an emperor, rebuilt the city, which went through a new era of glory and he gave Lappa special privileges, like the right to have its own currency. During this period many buildings and an aqueduct with 600 cubic meters capacity were made. Today the remains of these buildings still exist.
  During the post-christian period, Christianity was spread and the persecutions started. While Gaius Messius Cuintus Traianus Decius was an emperor at Rome, in 250 A.D., the five virgins from Lappa, Maria, Martha, Thecla, Mariamni and Enatha, were executed.
  In 350 AD a diocese, that belonged to the Church of Rome, was founded in Lappa by the Apostle Titus, while in 600 AD the Church of Crete was subdued to the Patriarchate of Constantinople. Bishops of Lappa took part in many Ecumenical Synods.
  Lappa remained a city until the end of the first Byzantine period, in 823 A.D., when the Sarakins conquered Crete and totally destroyed it.
  In 980 A.D. the diocese was refounded at the village Episkopi (=diocese), the capital of today's Municipality of Lappeans.
  In 961 A.D., after the recovery of Crete by Nikiforos Fokas, Lappa was given as a feud to the Hortatsis family until 1182, when it was, most likely, given to the Byzantine family of Argyrostefanitis or Argyropoulos.
  In 1211 Lappa entered the period of Venetocracy with the rest of Crete and was inhabited by feudal lords, whose characteristics were the emblems and coats of arms at the top of the gates. During this period the dominant name is Polis instead of Lappa. At that period mineral deposits of silver were discovered at the area, to which the name Argyroupolis might be attributed. Others attribute the name Argyroupolis to the name of the Argyropoulos family.
  In 1299 the Venetians gave the city to Alexios Callergis, with the homonymous peace treaty.
  The most important events from the modern history of Crete, that took place at the area of Argyroupolis are the following:
- In 1867 the General assembly of the Cretans was transformed here.
- During September 1867, the leaders of the Cretan Revolution met here and decided the continuation of the Revolution.
- At the 3rd of February 1878 the union of Crete with the rest of Greece was voted in Argyroupolis.


ARMENI (Village) RETHYMNO

Armeni

  Leaving Rethimnon going south towards Preveli Monastery and Plakias, the road goes through the village of Armeni. The village of Armeni is about 10km south of Rethimnon in the middle of a green valley producing olives, oil, potatoes, grapes and wine. Armeni has some coffee shops and simple restaurants. Just before Armeni, a Postpalatial Minoan cemetery was discovered.


AROLITHI (Settlement) LAPPEI

Arolithos

  Arolithos is a recently-built imitation of a traditional Cretan village. The basic shops of a traditional village are there and produce or sell goods. Some houses have been constructed and decorated in the traditional style. Coffee shops and restaurants are also in the village. The visitor can spend some pleasant hours there browsing through the village and sitting in the coffee shops and restaurants.

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AXOS (Village) KOULOUKONA

Axos

  The village of Axos is 46km southeast of Rethimnon on the Rethimnon - Panormon - Perama - Mourtzana - Axos - Anogia road. Axos is above a fertile valley north of Psiloritis where there is an abundance of water; a public fountain is still in use dating from the Middle Ages. Axos was an important ancient Greek city probably built at the time that the Dorians came to Crete (around 1000 B.C.). Its harbour was in Bali and there was a large wall around the city. Axos was also important during Byzantine times as the large number of Byzantine churches in the area testify. There were 46 churches in the area and nine of them survive today.

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BALI (Port) RETHYMNO

Bali

  The village of Bali is 37km from Rethimnon on the Rethimnon - Iraklion highway, on the northern coast of Crete, and it is a pleasant village with a small harbour, a beach, a monastery and an old fountain nearby.


Harbour

  Bali was the seaport for the classical city of Axos, but no physical evidence remains. There is a small fishing harbour there now.


Heliana

  Heliana is a village 41km east of Rethimnon between the Psiloritis and the Kouloukonas Mountains. In the village of Heliana there is the Byzantine church of Agios Georgios.


CHORDAKI (Settlement) SYVRITO

Hordaki

  The village of Hordaki is 43km from Rethimnon on the Rethimnon - Apostoli - Meronas - Hordaki road. There is a Byzantine church near the village.


Chromonastiri

  In the village of Chromonastiri there are two fascinating Byzantine churches: the church of the Panagia Kera and church of Agios Eftihios.


DRIMISKOS (Village) LAMBI

Drimiskos

  The village of Drimiskos is 45km south of Rethimnon on a west road in the Kissos Valley of the road Rethimnon - Spili - Kissos Valley - Agia Galini. In the area there are Byzantine churches and a local folklore museum.


ELEFTHERNA (Village) ARKADI

Eleftherna

  The village of Eleftherna is 24km southeast from Rethimnon on a road right at Viran Episkopi (14km) of the Rethimnon - Iraklion highway. Route: Rethimnon - Viran Episkopi - Skouloufia - Eleftherna. Eleftherna is one of the most important ancient locations in Crete and one of the largest sites, occupying a large area across two hills. Inhabited from Minoan times, it reached its peak and flourished during the Greek and Roman through to the Byzantine periods. Remains from all those eras can be seen in the area. Recently archaeologists discovered traces of human sacrifice dating from the late eighth century B.C. In the Archaeological Museum of Rethimnon there is a display of articles from the excavation.

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ELENES (Village) SYVRITO

Elenes

  The village of Elenes is 37km southeast of Rethimnon in the Amari Valley, on the road Rethimnon - Apostoli - Meronas - Elenes, and has a cave that had Neolithic and Minoan finds and Byzantine churches. The cave of the Margele where Neolithic and early Minoan finds were discovered is near the village on the opposite side but it is not easy to approach and is difficult to enter.

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EPISKOPI (Village) LAPPEI

Episkopi, Rethimnou

  Episkopi of Rethimnon is near the National Highway from Rethimnon to Chania, 22km from Rethimnon. Episkopi was the bishopric of Rethimnon during the second Byzantine period, but the bishopric church, Agios Nikolaos, a triple-aisled basilica, is in ruins now. Episkopi is a local market centre on the edges of the majestic Lefka Ori. It is an intriguing village with traditional houses and many alleyways.

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Episkopi

Episkopi is a principal village of the prefecture and county of Rethimno. It is located at the old national road of Rethimno- Hania .It is 22.5 km near to the city of Rethimno. The village is built at 120 m a.s.l. overlooking the northern coast of Crete, and the green and fertile valley of Mousselas river. Here is the economical center of the area. The name Episcopi means bishopric, and is common to many villages in the island, that used to house in the past the bishop's offices. The religious past of the area is obvious now to the visitor.You can see churches everywhere, some of them with remarkable frescoes. The village of Episkopi is farly old, and is mentioned at the archives having 446 inhabitants before 1583. Because of its geographical location, between Apokoronas and Rethimno, it used to be in the past and especially during the turkish ocupation, the place of numerous battles.


ERFI (Village) ARKADI

Erfi

  The village of Erfi is 16km east of Rethimnon on a road right of the Rethimnon - Iraklion highway at 10km. There is a Byzantine church there.


GERAKARI (Village) SYVRITO

Gerakari

  The village of Gerakari, 41km southeast of Rethimnon in the Amari Valley on the road Rethimnon - Apostoli - Meronas - Gerakari, is known for its large production and excellent quality of fruit as well as for its Byzantine churches.

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IDI (Mountain) RETHYMNO

Idi

  In the centre of the island is the Idi or Psiloritis Range. The imposing massive of Psiloritis is visible all over Crete and is especially impressive in winter. This range contains the highest summit in Crete, Mount Psiloritis (Mt. Idi), at 2456 metres above sea level. The summit can be reached from the south side via the Kamares Cave in six or seven hours. There is however a much easier ascent from the Nida Plateau. There is a well marked path above the Ideon Andron Cave and the hike should take three or four hours. Water and warm clothing must be taken even in the spring and summer when the climb can only be made.

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Zominthos

  The area of Zominthos is after Anogia and higher in the mountains on the road to the Nida Plateau of Psiloritis. Here archaeologists have found what they believe to be the remains of a very large Minoan settlement that is, as yet, mostly unexcavated. The excavations to date have revealed a large entrance facing east towards Knossos, and a laboratory for producing pottery which had a wheel and other tools as well as many vases. The site is fenced off. This small plateau near Nida has a wonderful view of Psiloritis.

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KALAMAS (Settlement) GEROPOTAMOS

Kalamas

  The village of Kalamas is 35km southeast of Rethimnon, directly south of Perama. In the village of Kalamas is the Byzantine church of Agios Georgios.


KALOGEROS (Village) SYVRITO

Kalogeros

  The village of Kalogeros is 34km southeast of Rethimnon on the Rethimnon - Amari Valley road. Near the village of Kalogeros is the Byzantine church of Agia Marina.


KANEVOS (Settlement) RETHYMNO

KARDAKI (Settlement) SYVRITO

Kardaki

  The village of Kardaki, 43km southeast of Rethimnon in the Amari Valley on the road Rethimnon - Apostoli - Meronas - Kardaki, is in the middle of a valley known for its fruit production. In Kardaki is the Byzantine church of Astratigos.


KARINES (Village) LAMBI

KASTRI (Settlement) GEROPOTAMOS

Kastri

  The village of Kastri is 35km southeast of Rethimnon and south of Perama. It can be reached by the Rethimnon - Iraklion highway, exiting at Panormon. It is an old village that took its name from a Venetian castle that used to be up in the mountains. To reach Kastri you will go through some villages which still maintain traditional village characteristics. The area of Kastri contains several Byzantine churches.

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Kato Varsamonero

  The old village of Kato Varsamonero is 14km from Rethimnon on a road right at 12km of the old road from Rethimnon to Chania. In Kato Varsamonero is a single-roomed Byzantine church.


KENTROCHORI (Village) LAMBI

KERAMES (Village) LAMBI

KISSOS (Village) LAMBI

Kissos

  The village of Kissos is 35km from Rethimnon on the Rethimnon - Spili - Agia Galini road, turn left 5km after Spili. In the village of Kissos there are the three churches; Sotiras Christos, the Panagia and Agios Ioannis which contains interesting frescoes. Near the village is also the old Byzantine monastery of Agio Pnevma (Holy Spirit) whose church is still preserved.

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KRYA VRYSSI (Village) LAMBI

KYRIANNA (Village) ARKADI

Kirianna

  The village of Kirianna is 15km from Rethimnon on a road right of the Rethimnon - Iraklion highway at 5km. It is towards Adele and the Arkadi Monastery. In the centre of the village of Kirianna is a Byzantine church.


LABINI (Village) LAMBI

Lambini

  The village of Lambini is 27km south of Rethimnon on the Rethimnon - Armeni - Spili road, on a road to the left 4km before Spili. The area contains some important Byzantine churches.


LAMBI (Municipality) RETHYMNO

LAPPA (Ancient city) LAPPEI

Lappa

  Argiroupolis is the site of the ancient city of Lapa. According to the myths, Lapa was created by Agamemnon, the hero of the Trojan war. The older coins of the city show the goddess Vritomartis Artemis, who was a Cretan goddess influenced by the Minoan religion. In the Greek wars they were allies of Knossos but when Knossos destroyed Lyttos the people of Lapa accepted the Lyttoans in their city and their homes. Lapa was one of the most important cities of western Crete during Roman times. It controlled the area around it from the north to the south coast. It had two harbours, one on the north coast of Crete and another on the south. It is said that its harbour was Finix on the south coast of Crete in present-day Loutro. The coins of Lapa at this time had a representation of Poseidon on them. Lapa was also important during Byzantine times but it was destroyed by the Arabs in 828 A.D. Today many buildings and churches have been constructed using stones and other building materials from the ancient cities and the more recent Venetian buildings.

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Margarites

  The village of Margarites, which is located 27km southeast of Rethimnon, near ancient Eleftherna, is an old village known for its pottery production. The pots are handmade using techniques dating back thousands of years. Various village shops sell the local pottery. The village has several remains from older eras and several Byzantine churches. Walking around the village one can see ornate doors and walls dating from the Venetian era. These features, as well as the narrow alleys, retain certain aspects of traditional Cretan village architecture.

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MARIOU (Village) RETHYMNO

MAROULAS (Village) RETHYMNO

Maroulas

Maroulas is a very small village near Rethymno. Although it’s small it’s very old with a very traditional architecture. In the remaining houses you can see how the villages looked when the Venetian and Turkish occupied the village . As you can partly see in the picture narrow paths, towers, and old doors are characteristics of the village.


Maroulas

  The old village of Maroulas is 10km from Rethimnon, on a road to the right of the Rethimnon - Iraklion highway at 5km. Maroulas is a very old village of traditional architecture. In the remaining houses one can see how the villages looked during the Venetian and Turkish eras. Narrow paths, towers, and old doors are characteristics of the village.

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MELAMBES (Village) LAMBI

Melidoni

  The village of Melidoni is 28km east of Rethimnon near the highway to Iraklion, and the village of Perama. Route: Rethimnon - Panormon - Perama - Melidoni. Melidoni is known for its cave which has archaeological and historical significance.

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MERONAS (Village) SYVRITO

Meronas

  The village of Meronas is 34km southeast of Rethimnon in the Amari Valley, on the road Rethimnon - Apostoli - Meronas. The village has a very attractive Byzantine church in it.


Monastiraki

  The old village of Monastiraki is 38km southeast of Rethimnon in the Amari Valley, on the Rethimnon - Prasies - Apostoli - Assomaton Monastery - Monastiraki road. In Monastiraki there is an important Minoan settlement, and intriguing Byzantine churches.

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Moni Assomaton

  The Assomaton Monastery is 35km southeast of Rethimnon on the Rethimnon - Amari Valley road. The monastery has a long history of support for the Cretan fight for freedom and for education. Before the monastery, on the right (east) side of the road, within the fields is the Byzantine church of Agia Paraskevi.


MOURNE (Village) LAMBI

Mourne

  The village of Mourne is on a road branch 4km south of Spili, 34km south of Rethimnon, on the Rethimnon - Armeni - Spili - Mourne road. In Mourne, and in the nearby village of Diplohori or Demblohori, there are some engaging Byzantine churches. Although they are difficult to find, the isolation and beauty of the surroundings adds to their attraction.


MYLI (Settlement) RETHYMNON

Mili

  Mili is an old village southeast of Rethimnon (7km), now uninhabited. Mili is within a small, very green gorge which has a river passing through it. One can see the remains of a traditional village and explore the architecture of the empty village houses, caves, and churches. Near Mili there is the Byzantine church of Agios Antonios.

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Miriokefala

  From Argiroupolis the road continues and ends in the village of Miriokefala 37km from Rethimnon, 500 metres above sea level, and the base of the Lefka Ori.


MYRTHIOS (Village) RETHYMNO

MYXOROUMA (Village) LAMBI

NIKIFOROS FOKAS (Municipality) RETHYMNO

ORNE (Village) LAMBI

PANORMOS (Village) RETHYMNO

Panormon (Panormos)

  Panormon is a small village and harbour 20km east of Rethimnon, easily reached by the National Highway. The area near Panormon has remains of early Byzantine churches.


Panormon harbour

  During the 1800s, Panormon was a busy commercial centre and a steamship line travelled from here to Rethimnon and Iraklion. The Venetians also used the harbour and there was a fort and a castle here. No evidence of these remains now. Panormon is a pleasant stop because of its good beach and reasonable level of tourist accommodation and tavernas overlooking the harbour.


Pantanassa

  The village is located 27km southeast from Rethimnon on a right exit from Filaki of the Amari Valley road (Rethimnon - Prasies - Filaki - Voleones - Pantanassa). Just before entering the village, on the road, is the two-aisled Byzantine church of Agios Ioannis and Agia Triada.

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PATSOS (Village) SYVRITO

Patsos

  The village of Patsos is 30km southeast from Rethimnon on a right exit at Filaki of the Amari Valley - Gerakari road (Rethimnon - Prasies - Filaki - Voleones - Patsos). The area of Patsos was an important worship site and possibly a city in antiquity. In addition, the remains of the large Byzantine church of the Panagia are here.

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PIGI (Village) ARKADI

Pigi

  The village of Pigi is 9km from Rethimnon on a road to the right (towards Arkadi) at 6km of the Rethimnon - Iraklion highway. In the area of the village of Pigi, is the large and beautiful Byzantine church of Agios Dimitrios.


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