Agia Galini

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Agia Galini
Αγία Γαλήνη
Location
Agia Galini is located in Greece
Agia Galini
Agia Galini
Coordinates 35°5′N 24°41′E / 35.083°N 24.683°E / 35.083; 24.683Coordinates: 35°5′N 24°41′E / 35.083°N 24.683°E / 35.083; 24.683
Government
Country: Greece
Administrative region: Crete
Regional unit: Rethymno
Population statistics (as of 2011)[1]
Community
 - Population: 632
Other
Time zone: EET/EEST (UTC+2/3)
Postal code: 74056
Website
http://www.gogalini.com

Agia Galini (Greek: Αγία Γαλήνη) is a village in Rethymno regional unit, Crete, Greece.

Name[edit]

Regarding the origin of the name of the village, the tradition says that some Byzantine princess or queen, sailing in the region never arrived at prayer calmed the sea and the boat anchored on the opposite shore where outgoing she ordered the building of the temple in honor Our Lady of the so-called Tranquillity. This tradition is carried as blatantly copying of that Our Lady of the Hundred Gates.The historical truth must be related to the Convent of Christ Galen, who during the testimony of Joseph Bryennios, existed in the area. Regardless of these the weather at the bay and the sea area of Agia Galini is almost eternally peaceful.

Geography[edit]

View of Aghia Galini

Agia Galini is a large village, which occupies the extreme SE. end of Rethymno to the Libyan Sea. Located at the limits of Heraklion prefecture, built amphitheatrical on a east faced rocky extreme, and it has a great environment and a wonderful climate. The community is classified as a rural lowland settlement, with an area of 11,812 km ² and a weighted average altitude of 25 (20 the settlement). Distanced about 55 km from Rethymno and 68 km from Heraklion.[2][3]

Sources[edit]

  • Papyrus Larousse Encyclopedia Britannica, 1978, 2006
  • Papyrus Larousse Encyclopedia, 1963 Edition
  • Encyclopedia Structure, 2002-4
  • Agency publications 'Greece' maps (Varelas)
  • Magazine 'Holiday', ed DOL, 2010
  • Maps «ROAD»
  • Greek Statistical Authority (EES)
  • http://www.statistics.gr/portal/page/portal/ESYE/BUCKET/General/
  • eetaa.gr

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Detailed census results 2011" (xls 2,7 MB). National Statistical Service of Greece.  (Greek)
  2. ^ Agency publications 'Greece' maps
  3. ^ Magazine 'Holiday'
  • publications Agency 'Greece'
  • Magazine 'Holiday'

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