Stavromenos is a village of the prefecture of Rethymno, located near Hamalevri and Sfakaki, approximately 11 km east of the city of Rethymno.

The wider area of Stavromenos, along with Hamalevri, Sfakaki and Pangalohori, enfolds an important archaeological site of Stavromenos. Moreover, it is possible that the Byzantine toponym Arion or Agrion refers to this specific region.

In addition to the settlements of the Minoan era, which have come to light after the excavations upon the hills of Hamalevri, an essential-oil production facility has been also revealed in the same area. In Stavromenos visitors can go swimming in the large, sandy and calm beach of Stavromenos, see the memorial of Australian and Greek warriors who fell in the struggle against the Germans and enjoy fresh snacks and meals in taverns. For those who would like to spend a few days in the village, there are many villas, luxurious and smaller hotels.

The village of Satavromenos can be accessed from the city of Rethymno by the national road Rethymno-Heraklion.

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