Posts Tagged ‘crete villages’

Potamies Village Crete Panagia Gouverniotissa Monastery

Potamies Village

Potamies is the first village you come across, heading south from Hersonissos towards the Lassithi Plateau. It is a beautiful village that possesses many significant historical and religious sites. While in Potamies, Heraklion Crete suggest visiting the Monastery of Panagia Gouverniotissa, where you can admire the 14th century murals in the Church of the Panagia. […]

Avdou Village

Avdou village is located in the Valley of Lagada at the south end of which has approximately 600 inhabitants. The village has significant archeological sites and at the same time very interesting history. The name Avdou originates either from the Prophet Avdiou, who, according to tradition, lived in one of the nearby areas of Kontaria […]

Archanes Village Crete Greece

Arhanes Village

The village of Arhanes (or Archanes) belongs to the Region of Temenos and it is a village with inhabitants over 5000 years. It constitutes a very significant archeological site since according to speculations King Minos had a summer palace in the area. The name Archanes originated from the fifth century name Archana. The name has […]