Chromonastiri Village

A village 12km away from Rethymno that still lives its own past. Spreading at 360m altitude to the north east of Vrisinas mountain the well preserved settlement is impressive. 360 residents liven up the historic village. Renaissance buildings, Venetian architecture, and an important monument the Clodio villa, which used to be a mansion and the summer residence of the noble Venetian family. There are two Byzantine churches on the outskirts. One is of Virgin Mary with wall paintings from the 11th and 14th century, the other of Saint Eftihios, one of the oldest on Crete. The folk collection is worth visiting too.

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