Damasta, Heraklion

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Damasta (Greek: Δαμάστα) is a village in the municipality of Malevizi, in the Heraklion regional unit of Crete, Greece. According to the 2011 census, it numbers 245 inhabitants.[1] The village is first attested in the 16th century. During World War II, it was the site of the Damasta sabotage on 8 August 1944, and the Germans executed 30 inhabitants as reprisals on 21 August.


Coordinates: 35°21′11″N 24°55′23″E / 35.353°N 24.923°E / 35.353; 24.923