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Location

Apodoulou

Distance from:

Rethymnon: 62,03 Km

Hania: 117,76 Km

Heraklion: 70,68 Km

Ag. Nikolaos: 128,89 Km

Apodoulou

Apodoulou is situated at an altitude of 450 meters and has about 230 residents. The name is archaic. Apodoulou means freedman, the slave who was released. Such freedman should be the first settler, who came to live here. The village church is St. John the Baptist, built in 1894 in the position of an older one. Agios Georgios the Xiphophoros is a Byzantine church of the 13th century with many frescoes. One of the most important Minoan establishments of Old Palace period in central Crete has been excavated close to the settlement. You can find the famous chontrolies, table olives Throumpes and stafidolies in in all the villages of Ampadia region.  The village has a cafe and a tavern. In the end of the summer the cultural association organizes a wine festival.

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