Surrounding Villages

Natural beauty and wonderful people

In the beautiful village of Vrises, over the river Vrisako at the exit to Rethymnon, under the new highway, is a Greco-Roman bridge, called Greek Kamara. The bridge is used until today and is made ​​of stone, without mud and rises 6.4 meters above the river.

Less than three kilometers south of the village of Vamos, in Karidi location, which was in the Venetian period residence of the Venetian ruler of the region, is the only monastery in Apokoronas. The monastery of St. George, called “Monastery Karidi”, is an architectural element that was restored and operates since 1996. Also there has been restored the home of a Venetian nobleman and the area of the olive large mill that was built during the Ottoman Empire, with feature 12 impressive arches that supported the roof.

The Minoan domed tomb at Filaki is chronologically placed in the Late Minoan period and is kept in excellent condition. The pyramidal roof is impressive and the most striking element is the huge carved rock fitted above the door.

One kilometer after Argyroypoli, in Pergialones, built in a cave, there is a small chapel of St. Nicholas Skoteinis, which is celebrated on September 1 and has a very important story.