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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 182 km2 (70 sq mi)
Population (2001)[1]
 • Municipal unit 10,857
 • Municipal unit density 60/km2 (150/sq mi)
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 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 39 MB). National Statistical Service of Greece. 2003. 
  2. ^ Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (Greek)