Amari Valley

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The Amari Valley is a fertile valley[1] on the foothills of Mount Ida and Mount Kedros in Crete. The valley was known as a center of resistance to the Germans during the Battle of Crete and the German occupation. After the abduction of General Heinrich Kreipe the Germans destroyed a number of villages in the area, killing many of their inhabitants.


The ancient city of Phaistos expanded with satellite development into the Amari Valley in the late Bronze Age, establishing a settlement at Monastiraki.[2]

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  1. ^ John D. Pendlebury. 1991
  2. ^ C. Michael Hogan. 2007

Coordinates: 35°13′12″N 24°38′24″E / 35.220°N 24.640°E / 35.220; 24.640