The Amari valley is located in Rethymno prefecture , to the southeast of and spans from the northern part of Crete to the southern. Between the Mt and the Mt , at an altitude of 400-500 meters, the Amari valley, 25 km long, is one of the main passages from north to south, playing a key role in the history of Crete, especially during the Turkish occupation.
The Amari valley is a fertile and verdant area, due to many rains, suitable for many kinds of fruit trees cultivation. This is where thesprings from, flowing down to and you can also see the well-known River Dam in this area, one of the largest dams of the island. The and the are the most famous natural attractions of Amari. Many rare plant species that thrive in the area make the location breathtaking, especially in spring.
Round the Amari valley, an area where history and nature create a unique landscape of inconceivable beauty, gorgeous, picturesque villages make their appearance with other times’ flavor. Villages, such as, , , .