Rethymno – Villages

Some people would say: “the whole Crete is full of historical villages”. The particular villages, however, stand out as they include the identity of the “periphery” of the Rethymno prefecture. The whole county consists of five municipalities, the municipality of Agios Vasileios, the municipality of Amari, the Anogeio and the municipality of Mylopotamos. Municipality of Rethymno is the county’s fifth and welcomes you with Renaissance breeze and draws the most interest by the tourists.

In this diverse region of the island, we can find herds grazing next to olive trees and forgotten carobs in almost every village, confirming its characterization as a place of farmers. Anogeia has a huge history, cultural heritage and a well-kept tradition of weaving. The famous Ideon Andron is the place where Zeus was born. Zoniana has the Potamianos Wax Museum, which displays wax figures of Eleftherios Venizelos, Kazantzakis and reconstructions of Crete’s historical moments among others. Mountain villages have their own history and traditions with their road signs being the favorite target for every haughty “man-in-black-shirt”. The province of Amari features picturesque villages, such as Fourfouras, Thronos etc., lost in natural wealth of the valley. And, finally, there are the region’s ports, atmospheric and vivid all year long, such as Agia Galini, Panormo, Bali and Plakias.

On your way down towards the central regions of the prefecture, you will find another angle of Crete. You can take trips to equally gorgeous villages, such as Atsipopoulo, a Venetian settlement which has an oak tree as a symbol, or Kalonichti, the birthplace of Nikiforos Fokas Byzantine emperor, or go and see the terminal point of Nikiforeios Road Marathon and, after that, pay a visit to cattle farming villages with their caves full of legends and fairies, such as Koumous and Saitoures, or the Roustika village, the birthplace of Manolis Anagnostakis. After your journey, take a rest at small taverns of Argyroupoli, tasting the Cretan cuisine accompanied by local raki. Do not forget to visit Maroulas and Margarites. Maroulas has been declared historical village under special protection of the state because of the character of its unique architecture, while Margarites is one of the two major pottery centers all over Crete.

Do not miss the joy of exploring the local villages, whether you are at the roots of Psiloritis or near the beach.

  • Chromonastiri

    Chromonastiri in the prefecture of Rethymno is a village near Prinedes and Kapediana , approximately 10 km southeast of the city of Rethymno .

  • Houmeri

    Almost 30 kilometers far from the city of Rethymno and shortly after the village of Perama in the prefecture of Rethymno, the Houmeri settlement is situated

  • Charkia

    The village Chárkia in the prefecture of Rethymno, at an altitude of 530m, near Agia Triada, is located approximately 17 km southeast of Rethymno.

  • Hanothiana

    Hanothiana is a settlement in the prefecture of Rethymno , located 25 kilometers far from the city of Rethymno and near the village of Aggeliana .

  • Hani Alexandrou

    On the road leading to the village of Aggeliana and 20 kilometers far from the city of Rethymno, a small settlement Hani Alexandrou lies.

  • Hamalevri

    Hamalevri is a village in the prefecture of Rethymno, located 13 km east of the homonymous city, near the settlements of Asteri, Sfakaki and Stavromenos.

  • Φουρφουράς

  • Fourfouras

    On the road leading to Amari of Rethymno prefecture and within 1 hour journey from the city of Rethymno, the village of Fourfouras is situated.

  • Τρίποδο

  • Tripodo

    Tripodo is a village of the prefecture of Rethymno located approximately 27 km far from the city of Rethymno

  • Τζαννακιανά

  • Tzannakiana

    Tzannakiana is a small settlement in the prefecture of Rethymno, located approximately 26 kilometers far from the city of Rethymno.

  • Σωματάς

  • Stavromenos

    Stavromenos is a village of the prefecture of Rethymno, located near Hamalevri and Sfakaki , approximately 11 km east of the city of Rethymno .

  • Spili

    Spili is a village of the prefecture of Rethymno, an important node of southern Crete transport network, located approximately 30 km far from Rethymno.

  • Skouloufia

    Skouloufia is a village of the prefecture of Rethymno, located near Pikris, approximately 20 km southeast of the city of Rethymno .

  • Skepasti

    The Skepasti is a small village in the prefecture of Rethymno, located about 25 km far from Rethymno and close to the seaside village of Panormos.

  • Sises

    The village Sises geographically belongs to the prefecture of Rethymno and is located approximately 42 km far from the city of Rethymno.

  • Sellia

    Sellia is a village in the prefecture of Rethymno , located approximately 35 km far from the city of Rethymno and near the village Myrthios .

  • Selli

    Selli of the prefecture of Rethymno is located at an altitude of 510 meters, 19 km south of the city of Rethymno .

  • Sahtouria

    Sahtouria is a village of the prefecture of Rethymno located approximately 50 km south of the city of Rethymno.

  • Saitoures

    Saitoures is a village in the prefecture of Rethymno located 20 km southeast of the city of Rethymno, after the village of Kalonichtis, near Roustika.

  • Roussospiti

    Roussospiti is one of the many villages in the prefecture of Rethymno , located 7 km far from the city of Rethymno on a slope of the Vrisinas Mountain .

  • Rizikas

    In the prefecture of Rethymn , south of the settlement of Apodoulos and 60 km far from the city of Rethymno , the village of Rízikas lies.

  • Rethymno

    Rethymno is the third largest city in the heart of Crete and the capital of the prefecture of Rethymno located on the west side of the island.

  • Prines

    Prines is a village in the prefecture of Rethymno located near the village of Vederoi and 8 km approximately west of Rethymno at an altitude of 200 m.

  • Prasses

    Prasses is a small village of the prefecture of Rethymno that lies approximately 10 km southeast of the city of Rethymno .

  • Platanos

    On the road leading to the village of Fourfouras in the prefecture of Rethymno , 55 km far from the city of Rethymno , the village Platanos is situated.

  • Platania

    Platania is a village in the prefecture of Rethymno located approximately 46 km southeast of the city of Rethymno.

  • Plakias

    Plakias is located 35 km south of the city of Rethymno , 3 km from the Mirthios village and very close to Selia in Rethymno prefecture .

  • Pikris

    Píkris in the prefecture of Rethymno is a village near Skouloufia located 18 km approximately southeast of the city of Rethymno.

  • Pigi

    Pigi village belongs to the prefecture of Rethymno and is located approximately 10 km far from the city of Rethymno , on the road leading to Loutra .

  • Perama

    Perama is a village of Rethymno prefecture and the capital of the Mylopotamos province, located after the Dafnedes village, 25 km far from Rethymno.

  • Patsos

    Patsos in the prefecture of Rethymno is a village near the foot of Sorós hill, approximately 30 km far from the city of Rethymno .

  • Pandanassa

    The Pandanassa village is situated in the prefecture of Rethymno, 26 km southeast of Rethymno and borders with the villages of Voliones and Patso.

  • Panormo

    Panormo is a seaside village of the prefecture of Rethymno located approximately 20 km west of the city of Rethymno .

  • Opsygias

    The village Opsygias in the prefecture of Rethymno is located almost 40 km from the city of Rethymno near Monastiraki settlement.

  • Orne

    Orné is a small village of the prefecture of Rethymno located approximately 49 km far from the city of Rethymno and 3 km from the village of Krya Vrysi .

  • Omala

    Omala is a small village of the prefecture of Rethymno located approximately 43 km far from the city of Rethymno .

  • Gallou settlement

    The settlement of Gallou is a semi-mountain village in the prefecture of Rethymno located approximately 6 km southwest of the city of Rethymno.

  • Myriokefala

    Myriokefala is a mountain village in Rethymno prefecture located on the northwestern slopes of the Mountain Kryoneritis, 32 km southwest of Rethymno.

  • Myrthios

    The village of Myrthios is located approximately 30 km far from the city of Rethymno and overlooks the cove of Plakias of the prefecture of Rethymno .

  • Mylopotamos

    Approximately 35 km far from the city of Rethymno in the prefecture of Rethymno , the village of Mylopotamos is located.

  • Myloi

    Myloi in the prefecture of Rethymno is a village located near the village of Roussospiti, 7 km south of Rethymno, initially built inside the Mylon gorge.

  • Bali

    Bali is a seaside village on the northern coastline of Crete in the prefecture of Rethymno, located approximately 35 km far from the city of Rethymno

  • Mourtzana

    Shortly after the village of Garazo in the prefecture of Rethymno , the Mourtzana village is situated, approximately 38 km far from the city of Rethymno .

  • Mournes

    The village of Mournes in the prefecture of Rethymno is located 3 km west of Spili and borders with Miksorrouma on the north.

  • Moundros

    Moundros is a village in the central part of the prefecture of Rethymno located on the old road leading to Chania, 24 km southwest of the city of Rethymno.

  • Monopari

    Monopari is a small village near Ano Valsamonero of the prefecture of Rethymno located approximately 17 km southwest of the city of Rethymno .

  • Monastiraki

    Monastiraki is a village of the prefecture of Rethymno located approximately 38 km far from the city of Rethymno.

  • Miksorrouma

    Miksorrouma is a village of the prefecture of Rethymno located approximately 26 km far from the city of Rethymno near the Frati settlement.

  • Mesi

    Mesi is a small village of the prefecture of Rethymno located 12 km southeast of the city of Rethymno, between the villages of Agia Triada and Kyrianna.

  • Meronas

    Meronas is located 35 km southeast of Rethymno on the road leading to Amari of the prefecture of Rethymno .

  • Melissourgaki

    Melissourgaki is a small settlement of the prefecture of Rethymno located approximately 32 km far from the city of Rethymno

  • Melidoni

    Melidoni is a traditional village of the prefecture of Rethymno that lies approximately 30 km away from the city of Rethymno.

  • Melabes

    Melabes village is located in the prefecture of Rethymno almost 50km far from the city of Rethymno, near Agia Galini village.

  • Maroulas

    Maroulas is a historical village of the prefecture of Rethymno located 9 km southeast of the city of Rethymno, built on the top of a hill near Giannoudi .

  • Margarites

    Margarites is a mountain village of the prefecture of Rethymno located near Ancient Eleftherna, approximately 38 km far from the city of Rethymno .

  • Makrigiannis

    The Makrigiannis village lies approximately 25 kilometers far from the city of Rethymno, after the village of Sisses in the prefecture of Rethymno.

  • Lohria

    The village Lohria is located approximately 60 km far from the city of Rethymno and it is the most remote region of the prefecture of Rethymno .

  • Loutra

    Loutra is a medieval village in the prefecture of Rethymno , located 8 km far from the city of Rethymno.

  • Livadia

    Livadia in the prefecture of Rethymno is located on the road leading to Zoniana , shortly after the village Kalyvos , approximately 1 hour from Rethymno.

  • Lefkogeia

    The Lefkogeia is a traditional village in the southern part of the prefecture of Rethymno, located approximately 35 km far from the city of Rethymno.

  • Lampini

    On the road leading to Armeni of the prefecture of Rethymno , the Lampini village lies, located approximately 25 km from the city of Rethymno

  • Kyrianna

    Kyrianna is a village of the prefecture of Rethymno, located shortly after the Adele on the road towards the Arkadi monastery, 14 km southeast of Rethymno.

  • Krya Vrysi

    Krya Vrysi is located in the prefecture of Rethymno , 41 km far from the city of Rethymno and almost 12 km from Agia Galini .

  • Koufi

    Koufi is a small village of the prefecture of Rethymno , located in close proximity to the city of Rethymno , approximately 20 km away.

  • Kouroutes

    On the road leading to the Fourfouras village of the Rethymno prefecture and 50 km far from Rethymno, the mountain settlement of Kouroutes lies.

  • Koumoi

    Koumoi is a small village of the prefecture of Rethymno , located on the road Rethymno-Agia Galini near Foteino , 15 km southwest of the city of Rethymno .

  • Koksare

    The Koksare village is located approximately 25 km far from the city of Rethymno and 15 km from the southern coastline of the prefecture of Rethymno .

  • Kissos

    The village of Kissos lies approximately 10 km far from the settlement of Spili in the prefecture of Rethymno .

  • Kerames

    The village Kerames is located approximately 50 km south of the city of Rethymno , near the settlement of Agalianos in the prefecture of Rethymno .

  • Kato Poros

    Kato Poros in Rethymno prefecture is a village located 25 km southwest of Rethymno on the northeastern slope of the Mt Azonas, near Argyroupolis.

  • Kato Malaki

    The Kato Malaki is a village in the central part of Rethymno prefecture located shortly before the Ano Malaki village, 19 km southwest of Rethymno.

  • Kato Valsamonero

    The Kato Valsamonero is a village in the Rethymno prefecture that lies 14 km west of Rethymno, on the foothills of hill Nipi, on the old road towards Chania

  • Kastellos

    Kastellos is a village of the prefecture of Rethymno , built at an altitude of 420 meters, next to Armeni and 11 km far from the city of Rethymno .

  • Karines

    On the road leading to Lampini of the prefecture of Rethymno and in close proximity to the city of Rethymno , the settlement Karines lies.

  • Kalonychtis

    Kalonychtis is a village in the prefecture of Rethymno, approximately 17 km southwest of Rethymno, built on the hill Nikiforos at an altitude of 280 meters.

  • Kalamas

    The village of Kalamas or Vates belongs to the prefecture of Rethymno and lies 30 km southeast of the homonymous city, after the village of Margarites.

  • Kavousi

    Kavousi is a small village in the prefecture of Rethymno , located on the road leading to the monastery of Arkadi, 21 km southeast of the city of Rethymno .

  • Thronos

    32 km far from Rethymno, towards the Amari and shortly after the village of Agioi Apostoloi of the prefecture of Rethymno, the Thronos village lies.

  • Zoniana

    The Zoniana is a mountain village in the prefecture of Rethymno , located approximately 50 km southeast of the city of Rethymno

  • Eleftherna

    The village of Eleftherna is located 23 km from the city of Rethymno and almost 7 km from the village Margarites of the prefecture of Rethymno .

  • Drymiskos

    Drymiskos is a village in the prefecture of Rethymno , located on the road to Kerame , almost 35 km far from the city of Rethymno .

  • Damavolos

    Damavolos is a village of the prefecture of Rethymno , located 33 km from the city of Rethymno and almost 6 km from the settlement Perama .

  • Gonia

    Gonia is a village in the prefecture of Rethymno , located on the national road Rethymno-Chania, approximately 12 km southwest of the city of Rethymno .

  • Gerani

    Gerani is a village in the prefecture of Rethymno, located 9 km far from the city of Rethymno, in close proximity to the new national road Rethymno-Chania.

  • Gerakaris

    Gerakaris is a big settlement in the prefecture of Rethymno , located approximately 40 km far from the city of Rethymno .

  • Garipas

    Almost 35 kilometers far from the city of Rethymno , the village of the prefecture of Rethymno lies, called Garipas.

  • Garazo

    Garazo is a village in the prefecture of Rethymno, located approximately 40 km far from the city of Rethymno on the road leading to Perama.

  • Vryses

    The Vryses village is located in the prefecture of Rethymno, between the villages of Gerakaris and Ano Meros , approximately 44 km far from Rethymno.

  • Vlychada

    Vlychada is located southwest of the village Bali, approximately 30 km from the city of Rethymno in the prefecture of Rethymno.

  • Vistagi

    The village Vistagi belongs to the prefecture of Rethymno and is located approximately 35 km from the city of Rethymno.

  • Viran Episkopi

    Viran Episkopi is a village in the prefecture of Rethymno, located on the old national road Rethymno – Heraklion, approximately 14 km east of Rethymno.

  • Violi Haraki

    The Violi Haraki in the prefecture of Rethymno is a village located shortly before the Atsipopoulo, approximately 6 km west of the city of Rethymno.

  • Vederi

    Vederi in the prefecture of Rethymno is a small village located 1 km from Prine and 10 km approximately west of the city of Rethymno .

  • Atsipopoulo

    Atsipopoulo is a village in the prefecture of Rethymno located 7 km west of the city of Rethymno, after you pass the Panorama and the Violi Haraki .

  • Asteri

    Asteri is a beautiful village in the prefecture of Rethymno, near the seaside settlements Stavromenos and Sfakaki and approximately 13 km east of Rethymno

  • Arhontiki

    Arhontiki is a small village in the prefecture of Rethymno , located 18 km far from the city of Rethymno and 12 km from Episkopi.

  • Armeni

    The Armeni is a village in the prefecture of Rethymno , at the foothills of Vrisinas , located 11 km south of the city of Rethymno .

  • Argyroupoli

    Argyroupoli in the prefecture of Rethymno is located 25 km southwest of the city of Rethymno at the foothills of Azonas, at an altitude of 260 m.

  • Argoulio

    The village of Argoulio is approximately 9 km far from Perama of the prefecture of Rethymno and almost 60 km southeast of the city of Rethymno .

  • Apodoulou

    The Apodoulou in the prefecture of Rethymno is a small village on the foothills of Psiloritis , approximately 53 km south of the city of Rethymno .

  • Anogeia

    Anogeia is one of the mountain villages in the prefecture of Rethymno, 54 km far from the city of Rethymno that maintain their traditional character.

  • Ano Meros

    Approximately 50 km far from Rethymno , the village Ano Meros of the prefecture of Rethymno is located.

  • Ano Malaki

    The Ano Malaki is a village in the central part of Rethymno prefecture, 21 km southwest of Rethymno, shortly after the Kato Malaki and near Saitoures.

  • Amnatos

    Amnatos is a village in the prefecture of Rethymno near Kyrianna and the Arkadi monastery, 18 km east of the city of Rethymno .

  • Amari

    The village Amari in the prefecture of Rethymno is located approximately 40 km from the city of Rethymno .

  • Alones

    The Alones is a village located on the road that leads to the southern part of the prefecture of Rethymno , 34 km southwest of the city of Rethymno .

  • Aloides

    Aloides is a village in the prefecture of Rethymno that is located approximately 48 km far from the city of Rethymno and 11 km north of the settlement Sises

  • Akoumia

    The Akoumia village in the prefecture of Rethymno is located on the road leading to Agia Galini, 39 km southeast of the city of Rethymno.

  • Aimonas

    The village Aimonas in the prefecture of Rethymno lies on the road to Axos , approximately 50 km far from the city of Rethymno .

  • Adelianos Kampos (the valley of Adele)

    The Adelianos Kampos in the prefecture of Rethymno is a new settlement located 6 km east of Rethymno, being, in fact, a “newly founded seaside village”.

  • Adele

    Adele is a small traditional village in the prefecture of Rethymno, built in a valley among olive trees and fruit bearing trees, 9 km east of Rethymno .

  • Angouseliana

    The Angouseliana is a village in the prefecture of Rethymno , located 25 km far from the city of Rethymno and 13 km far from the village of Spili .

  • Agios Pavlos

    On the way to the village Spili in Rethymno prefecture, the village of Agios Pavlos lies, located almost 60 km south of Rethymno and west of Agia Galini.

  • Agios Mamas

    Agios Mamas is a mountain village of the prefecture of Rethymno that is located on the road leading to Anogeia , almost 40 km far from the city of Rethymno

  • Agios Konstantinos

    Agios Konstantinos is a village in Rethymno prefecture, 22 km southwest of Rethymno, built on a wide plateau at an altitude of 250 meters.

  • Agios Ioannis

    The village of Agios Ioannis is located in the prefecture of Rethymno, after Angouseliana and approximately 30 km far from the city of Rethymno .

  • Agios Ioannis of Mylopotamos

    The Agios Ioannis of Mylopotamos in the Rethymno prefecture is located between the villages of Kalivos and Agios Mamas, 40 km southeast of Rethymno.

  • Agios Ioannis of Amari

    The settlement of Agios Ioannis of Amari lies at the south side of the prefecture of Rethymno, approximately 55 km far from Rethymno.

  • Agios Georgios

    Agios Georgios is a village near Agios Konstantinos and Zouridi in the prefecture of Rethymno , approximately 20 km west of Rethymno .

  • Agios Vasileios

    On the road leading to Armeni , 40 minutes away from the city of Rethymno , there is a village of Agios Vasileios of the prefecture of Rethymno .

  • Agia Triada of Rethymno

    The Agia Triada of Rethymno is a village near Mesi , 11 km southeast of the city of Rethymno on the road towards the Arkadi monastery .

  • Agia Paraskevi

    Approximately 60 kilometers far from the city of Rethymno in the prefecture of Rethymno , the Agia Paraskevi village lies.

  • Agia Galini

    Agia Galini is a well-known seaside village that lies on the southeast coasts of the Rethymno prefecture, approximately 60 km far from the city of Rethymno.

  • Aggeliana

    Aggeliana is a village in the prefecture of Rethymno , located 22 km far from Rethymno on the road leading to Perama .

  • Agalianos

    Agalianos is the village in the prefecture of Rethymno located on the road leading to Spili , more than 40 km far from the city of Rethymno .

  • Avdellas

    Avdellas is a village in the prefecture of Rethymno located approximately 35 km east of the city of Rethymno, built at an altitude of 440 meters

  • Avdanites

    The Avdanites is a village in the northern part of the prefecture, 36 km southeast of Rethymno, built at an altitude of 290 meters

  • Axos

    Axos is a traditional mountain village in the prefecture of Rethymno, located 46 km southeast of Rethymno and belongs to the municipality of Mylopotamos.

  • Agia

    Agia in the Rethymno prefecture is a village located 35 km east of the city of Rethymno on the southeastern foothills of the Mount Koukoulonas

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