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The centre of Moires
The centre of Moires
Moires is located in Greece
Coordinates: 35°03′N 24°52′E / 35.050°N 24.867°E / 35.050; 24.867Coordinates: 35°03′N 24°52′E / 35.050°N 24.867°E / 35.050; 24.867
Country Greece
Administrative region Crete
Regional unit Heraklion
Municipality Faistos
 • Municipal unit 181.9 km2 (70.2 sq mi)
Elevation 90 m (300 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Municipal unit 11,434
 • Municipal unit density 63/km2 (160/sq mi)
 • Population 6,496 (2011)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+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 11,434 (2011). The municipal unit has an area of 181.885 km2 (70.226 sq mi).[3] 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:

  • Moires
  • Alithini
  • Antiskari
  • Galia
  • Kastelli
  • Kouses
  • Peri
  • Petrokefali
  • Pigaidakia (including Kaloi Limenes)
  • Pompia
  • Roufas
  • Skourvoula


  1. ^ a b "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority. 
  2. ^ Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (Greek)
  3. ^ "Population & housing census 2001 (incl. area and average elevation)" (PDF) (in Greek). National Statistical Service of Greece.