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Post Minoan settlement of Fortezza at Andrianos
Above the steep gorge of Adrianos in the province of Mirabello rises the rocky outcrop of Fortezza. This inhospitable, steep and naturally fortified rock was chosen by the deposed Minoans to form a small town during the so-called Dark Period.
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Ancient Itanos
The ancient Itanos was one of the strongest cities in Crete, especially during the Hellenistic and Greco-Roman times. The name comes from its founder Itanos, who came from Phoenicia. Its territory, during its peak, stretched from Cape Samonio (current Cape Sidero) to Cape Erythrae (current…
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Hellenistic Town of Arkalochori
West of the town of Arkalohori rises for rock of Prophet Elijah (Profitis Ilias) with the homonym chapel at the top and the Minoan sacred cave of Arkalochori. On the hillside facing Arkalochori an extended settlement that was inhabited from the Minoan to the Ottoman…
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Ancient Phoenix (Katopolis)
The bay where today's Loutro settlement is built was the port of ancient towns Anopolis and Aradena. This port is mentioned in ancient texts as Phoenix or Katopolis. The gods Zeus and Apollo were worshiped in Phoenix.
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Ancient Eltynia
The ancient city of Eltynia, Eltyna or Eltynea was dispersed in the present plain of Peza, but its main core was probably located in the current site of the village Kounavi. The main occupation of its inhabitants was viticulture and winemaking, which is still a…
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Vamvakades Koules
At the wider area of Kandanos, the Ottomans built four towers with loopholes to protect themselves from the rebels. Traces of one tower are still preserved above the village of Vamvakades, while the towers at Anisaraki, Nychteriano and Koufalotos have not survived. The tower of…
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Fort Kouledaki by Agia Roumeli
The mountainous and inhospitable province of Sfakia hosts several small and large koules, ie Ottoman towers, which was built by the Ottomans to control this revolutionary area. One of the most unknown forts lies in ruins in the mountains west of the gorge of Samaria…
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Koules of Potami
Just above the reservoir of the dam Potami still dominates the ruined Koules (Turkish Tower) of Potami, built in the period 1866 to 1869. It has been declared a protected monument, because it is an important sample of castle architecture and is inextricably linked to…
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Koules of Vamos
One of the many koules (Turkish towers) built by the Turks in Crete that is completely unknown is that of Vamos. It is located atop Koules hill above the village of Vamos and is very hard to reach and identify. Almost nothing survives from this…
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Matala tower (koule)
Koules of Matala is located on the hill Kastri above the famous beach of Matala. The access is very easy, as its very close to the path that heads to the Red Beach.
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Kalonyktis Tower (Koules)
The koule of Kalonyktis is located on the hill of Agiasmatsi in the outskirts of the village of Kalonyktis in the province of Rethymno. This large tower was built by the Ottomans after the Great Cretan Revolution of 1866, being part of the large network…
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Kales tower at Monastiraki
At the low ridge that starts from Kavonisi, after the great Cretan revolutions of 1866, the Ottomans built a fortified tower (kule)
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River Keritis
  The river Keritis is located near Chania and belongs to the rivers with the largest water supply in Crete. It gathers the waters of the massif Lefka Ori from the area of Zourva and Meskla. After a course of more than 25 km it…
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Geropotamos and Milopotamos rivers
Geropotamos in Rethymno is a long river that flows into the beach of Geropotamos, at the site of ancient Avlona, where it forms an important wetland. Its name means "sacred river", while near its exit it is also known as Avlopotamos due to the ancient…
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Litheos River
Litheos Potamos (Lethean River) collects water from the basin of Gergeri and Panassos in the south-eastern roots of Psiloritis. It continues its course as a wide river from Apomarma, during which many vertical streams meet the main stream. Throughout its course one meets many dilapidated…
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River Moronis
The River Moronis or Pera collects its waters from the wider area of Souda and Chania Crafts Park and transfers them to Souda beach. Its overall length does not exceed 5km, but it is important as it flows all year round.
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River Tyflos
The River Tyflos (Blind) is located in Kissamos province and its main stream is about 20 km long. The river has water until early summer, depending on the rainfall of the year.
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Megali Panagia church at Neapolis
The church of the Megali (Great) Panagia in the central square of Neapolis dominates all parts of the city, being the largest church of Eastern Crete. It is dedicated to the Dormition of Theotokos and during its celebration, on August 15, pilgrims from all over…
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Gerani Tower
At position Pirgos of the village Gerani and within the boundaries of private property we meet the remains of the initally four-storey tower of Gerani. The small tower is believed to have functioned as a Medieval phrycotry to send messages by fire to other towers…
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