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.

Lohria lies at the southern outskirts of Psiloritis at an altitude of 580 meters.

The village was named after the surrounding hills and a ravine, where Lohria village is built.

The settlement of Lohria has existed from the Byzantine era, as it is proved by the Church of Agios Nikolaos in the village center, which was built in the 11th century.

Lohria is one of the villages that were never inhabited by the Turks, while its memorial reminds of the bravery showed by the residents in all the struggles for freedom on Crete.

In Lohria the visitor will find the churches of Agios Konstantinos and Agia Eleni, the church of the Assumption and other smaller chapels.

In recent years the village of Lohria has showed an important development. A shopping mall is operating in the village as well as bakeries and a tavern. The Cultural Association of Agia Marina organizes various events each year, gathering people from other villages of the municipality maintaining the traditions and customs of the area.