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Ancient Itanos

Ancient Itanos

Itanos is a city-harbour located 9km far from Palekastro village, Eastern Crete. The site had an important maritime role as revealed by Herodotus. The author mentions the significance of the city in the Greek colonization of Cyrene in Lybia. The…

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Adravasti

Adravasti

This village belongs to the Itanos Municipality. The origin of the name is unknown, perhaps it is derived from a family name. It is not mentioned in the 1583 census, but it is believed to have been razed with other…

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Kelaria

Kelaria

Kelaria is a small mountain village in the east of Sitia region, 30 kilometres from coastal Sitia and just 5 km before the village of Zakros. The scenery is typical of the mountainous east of Lassithi Prefecture, with not very…

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Mitato

Mitato

Mitato (the word means «cheese dairy» in the Cretan dialect) is the central village of a community of five small villages, the other four being Honos, Xerolimni, Krioneri or Misiryou (perhaps derived from the Latin missir: gentleman or lord, or…

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Vrisidi

Vrisidi

The relatively new name of this village, which is certainly connected with the word vrisi: fountain or spring. Has still not been accepted by the local prefer to use the old name Magasas, the etymology of which is uncertain perhaps…

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Chohlakies Or Karoumes Gorge

Chohlakies or Karoumes Gorge

The Chochlakies or Karoumes Gorge lies in the far east of the island, 8 kms southern from Palekastro on the way to Zakros and gets across the village of Chochlakies to the beautiful Bay and beach of Karoumes. The gorge…

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Adravasti Gorge

Adravasti Gorge

It is the most unknown gorge of Palekastro - Zakros region. Its exit is just 1 km north from Adravasti village or 3 kms away from Zakros. There are two ways to cross it. The one is from Karidi village and…

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Sitanos

Sitanos

Sitanos (620m above see level) situated not far from Karidi and it is believed that the name is connected with that of Itanos. The tradition is that the people of Itanos, scattered and homeless after earthquakes and pirate raids during…

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Katelionas

Katelionas

Nothing remains for the visitor to see today, except piles of ruins, of this once flourishing village situated between Handras and Sitanos. In 1583 census for the Venetians is mentioned as Cattegliona of Sitia with 428 (!!) inhabitants. The population…

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Karidi

Karidi

This village, about 25 km from Sitia, 23 km from Palekastro and 600m above see level, is reached either by a road that passes through various mountain hamlets (Metochia Piskokefalou) or by a new road that branches off the road…

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