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Moires is located in Greece
Coordinates 35°3′N 24°52′E / 35.050°N 24.867°E / 35.050; 24.867Coordinates: 35°3′N 24°52′E / 35.050°N 24.867°E / 35.050; 24.867
Country: Greece
Administrative region: Crete
Regional unit: Heraklion
Municipality: Faistos
Population statistics (as of 2001)[1]
Municipal unit
 - Population: 10,857
 - Area: 182 km2 (70 sq mi)
 - Density: 60 /km2 (155 /sq mi)
Time zone: EET/EEST (UTC+2/3)

Moires (Greek: Μοίρες, "Fates") is a town and a former municipality in the Heraklion regional unit, Crete, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Faistos, of which it is a municipal unit.[2] Population 10,857 (2001). Its area is 182 km². The weekly market of the agricultural town of Moires is the largest in the region. In the early Middle Ages it was the home of Christian hermits, who allegedly met only once a year to worship at the chapel of Agios Andonis, built in the 14th or 15th century.


The municipal unit of Moires is divided into the following communities (2001 population between brackets):

  • Moires (5.883)
  • Alithini (148)
  • Antiskari (599)
  • Galia (909)
  • Kastelli (299)
  • Kouses (158]
  • Peri (81)
  • Petrokefali (733)
  • Pigaidakia (497, including Kaloi Limenes)
  • Pompia (955)
  • Roufas (167)
  • Skourvoula (428)


  1. ^ De Facto Population of Greece Population and Housing Census of March 18th, 2001 (PDF 793 KB). National Statistical Service of Greece. 2003. 
  2. ^ Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (Greek)