Location

Meronas

Distance from:

Rethymnon: 32,01 Km

Hania: 94,06 Km

Heraklion: 93,86 Km

Ag. Nikolaos: 152,07 Km

Meronas

Undoubtedly Meronas is one of the most beautiful villages of Amari and generally of Crete. It is built on a green landscape with lots of water, at an altitude of 620 m. and its privileged location offers a view until the peaks of Psiloritis. Impressive is the temple of the Virgin Mary that is located in the village center and dates back to the late 14th century. The church is frescoed and bears the coat of arms of Kallergis’ family. In Meronas, every Shrove Monday, traditional carnival customs revive and weather permitting, a big feast takes place in the village square. Also in recent years, there are some music courses in the village where traditional Cretan instruments are taught. The main occupation of the residents is mainly the agriculture (cultivation of olives, grapes, pomegranates, etc.) and less the livestock farming.  (On July 27th the feast of St. Panteleimon takes place. In the village there are guest houses and taverns with traditional food. Close to the village a camp with activities functions).

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