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.

At an altitude of 60 meters, the village of Pigi is located in close proximity to the sea shore and in the middle of a fertile and rather smooth-surfaced area, which used to be called by the name Ario and currently is known as Katoméri.

It was named Pigi after a spring that can be found near the river Pigianós or Pigios, which currently is dried-up. Officially, as a settlement it has been mentioned already by the Venetian censuses of the 16th and 17th century, while it was the main village and a reference center for the surrounding villages and settlements during the difficult post-war decades of the 50s and 60s.

The renovated square of the village, the memorial for the fallen in battles and the house of the writer Prevelakis are some of the attractions of the village Pigi. Moreover, the church of Agios Dimitrios and the parish single-chambered byzantine church of Agios Nikolaos the Nisipas, dating to the 14th century, belong to the religious attractions of the settlement.

North of the village, the Pigianos Kampos is located, the new settlement of Pigi.

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