Pandanassa

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

Pandanassa is located at an altitude of over 400 meters west of the plateau Vení, surrounded by a green valley. The many streams, flowing in the area, cause problems to the inhabitants, who are forced to move their village from time to time.

The village of Pandanassa was named after the prehistoric settlement that once existed in the area and not after the Virgin of Pandánassa, as someone might presume. During the Venetian and Ottoman rules, the village was referred to as Andánassos, name used by the locals until present.

The Pandanassa village played a leading role in the revolutions against the Turks and the Germans, but there always has been a great secrecy in the efforts of the villagers.

Pandanassa has few attractions to offer to the visitors, there are the ruins of the old fort and an arched bridge, which is preserved in a good condition. Moreover, you will meet there some people who can dance old traditional Cretan dances.

Among religious attractions of the Pandanassa village we could mention several byzantine churches, such as Agia Sophia of the 14th century, the church of Agios Ioannis the Rigologos, the church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary and the church of Holy Trinity with two iconostasis, which has a great archaeological importance

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

Pandanassa is located at an altitude of over 400 meters west of the plateau Vení, surrounded by a green valley. The many streams, flowing in the area, cause problems to the inhabitants, who are forced to move their village from time to time.

The village of Pandanassa was named after the prehistoric settlement that once existed in the area and not after the Virgin of Pandánassa, as someone might presume. During the Venetian and Ottoman rules, the village was referred to as Andánassos, name used by the locals until present.

The Pandanassa village played a leading role in the revolutions against the Turks and the Germans, but there always has been a great secrecy in the efforts of the villagers.

Pandanassa has few attractions to offer to the visitors, there are the ruins of the old fort and an arched bridge, which is preserved in a good condition. Moreover, you will meet there some people who can dance old traditional Cretan dances.

Among religious attractions of the Pandanassa village we could mention several byzantine churches, such as Agia Sophia of the 14th century, the church of Agios Ioannis the Rigologos, the church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary and the church of Holy Trinity with two iconostasis, which has a great archaeological importance

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