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 and near the Plakias village and the monastery of Preveli.

The village of Lefkogeia got its name from the white color of flowers that grow in the valley and the fields of the village. Built in the middle of two major streams that collect water from the surrounding slopes and run towards the sea coast of Ammoudi, in summer, the settlement gets filled by frogs, resulting in the mocking-name vatrachochori (=the village of the frogs).

It is not yet possible to determine when the village was first inhabited, but it is known historically that one of the first cooperatives of Crete was established in Lefkogeia in 1915 and the first phone was connected here that served all nearby villages.

The Lefkogeia village becomes vivid mainly during summer, as it is the nearest location to beautiful beaches, such as Schoinaria with its amazing seabed and Damnoni beach.

In the village you may find whatever you might need, apart from accommodation, since Lefkogeia offers taverns, cafes and mini markets.

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