|• Municipality||23.537 km2 (9.088 sq mi)|
|• Municipality density||9.4/km2 (24/sq mi)|
|Time zone||EET (UTC+2)|
|• Summer (DST)||EEST (UTC+3)|
Amnatos is a local community of the Rethymno Municipality in the Rethymno (regional unit) of the region of Crete established by Kallikratis reform. Previously, it was part of the municipal district of Municipality of Arkadi. Amnatos is a traditional settlement and is classified in Class II, that is of average cultural value (Government Gazette 728/21-9-1995). Buildings with Venetian architectural elements are scattered throughout the village. In the year 2005 Amnatos received an award of the cleaner and organized traditional community
Geography, origin of name, history
It is located on the northeastern edges of the Gargano mountain, 17 km southeast of Rethymno, on the way to Arkadi, at an altitude of 320 m. It has remarkable view of the North Sea and the Cretan mountain Psiloreitis.
The location of the village appears to have been inhabited since ancient times and it is believed that the name Amnatos has Minoan origin. Ancient Greeks used to call Amnion all those vessels used at their time to collect the blood of sacrificied animals.
- Population of Amnatos
Attractions: Monuments, Temples, important buildings
Among the many Venetian buildings in the village of Amnatos, there is a house with a particularly impressive doorframe. The crown of the gable has the inscription: "INITIUM SAPIENTE TIMOR DOMINI" (In English: "The Beginning of Wisdom is Fear of the Lord")
There is also a folk museum and a Municipal Museum of the History of Greek Education.
- Photo Gallery, Web site of municipality of Rethymnno retrieved at 9 April 2012
- title Cycling routes, Web site of municipality of Rethymnno, retrieved at 9 April 2012
- De Facto Population of Greece Population and Housing Census of March 18th, 2001 (PDF 39&NBSP;MB). National Statistical Service of Greece. 2003.
- Antonogiannakis Michael, The Vrisinas, The Mount Rethemnous, topographic, geographic, historical, social and folkloric perspective, Athens 2010 (in greek), p 382
- "The rewarded settlements in Rethymno, Amnatos 2005". Tourism Promotion Committee of Rethymno Prefecture. Retrieved 11 April 2012.
- Left. Kryovrysanakis, Rethymniotikos Digest, Typospoudi versions, Rethymnon 1993, pp. 89
- Papyrus Larousse Britannica, Athens, 1996, Volume 7
- "Ottoman Settlements". Institute for Mediterranean Studies, Digital Crete. Retrieved 11 April 2012.
- Hellenic Statistical Authority, Digital Library (ELSAT), Census (Greek and English)
- "Private Buildings, The doorframe in the village of Amnatos". Tourism Promotion Committee of Rethymno Prefecture. Retrieved 11 April 2012.
- "Itinerary: Rethymno - Platanias - Adele - Amnatos - Arkadi - Eleftherna - Ancient Eleftherna - Margarites - Hani Alexandrou - Rethymno". Tourism Promotion Committee of Rethymno Prefecture. Retrieved 11-4-2012. Check date values in:
- Bus timetables, Chromonastiri (in german) retrieved at 11-4-2012
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