Amari (or Nefs Amari)

Distance from:

Rethymnon: 33,66 Km

Hania: 94,72 Km

Heraklion: 94,52 Km

Ag. Nikolaos: 152,73 Km

Amari (or Nefs Amari)

Nefs Amari is situated at an altitude of 460m. in a sheltered position in the foothills of the mountain Samitos. It is a traditional village with well-preserved houses. The trademark of the village is the majestic stone steeple that dominates in the highest point of the village, on the position of a Venetian tower. You can climb up to there and admire the view across the valley of Amari. To the north of Nefs Amari village, you will come across both the Byzantine Church of Agia Anna, the oldest dated church in Crete, which must have been built in 1196, according to the founding plaque and the three-aisled church of Panagia Kera. Besides olive-growing, residents are engaged in farming and viticulture in the region of Agios Titos. (The village has a folklore museum and cafe. Every year on August 25 the feast of St. Titus takes place. Moreover, a 4-day event usually takes place in the summer, between August 19-25. During the events, a Bazaar is organized by the women’s association where they sell jams and generally, traditional products ).