Anogia village

Distance 36 km. from Heraklion

A prominent village set on the northern slopes of Psiloritis Mountain at an altitude of 750 meters above sea level positioned in a way that can supervise a significant part of two provinces. The name Ano-gia: Ano-gi derives from its situation that is set high up in the mountains. Ano means up, Gi means land, (a settlement set up high up in the mountains).

Anogia goes back to the first Byzantine period. A center of revolution and revolt during the Ottoman period. The village was burned to the ground in 1822 and in 1867 by the Ottomans. It was burned again on August 1944 (WWII) as retaliation for the kidnapping of the Nazi General Kreupe (Chief of Es- Es) from the resistance.

It’s one of the most interesting villages in Crete. The locals vary from other Cretans in their traditions, customs, social life, folk art and the local dialect.

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