Myli, Rethymno

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Myli is located in Greece
Coordinates: 35°20′N 24°30′E / 35.333°N 24.500°E / 35.333; 24.500Coordinates: 35°20′N 24°30′E / 35.333°N 24.500°E / 35.333; 24.500
Country Greece
Administrative region Crete
Regional unit Rethymno
Municipality Rethymno
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 74100
Area code(s) 28310
Vehicle registration ΡΕ

Μyli (referred also as: Myloi, Mili or even Muloi. In Greek: Μύλοι) is a part of the local community of Chromonastiri of the Rethymno Municipality in the Rethymno (regional unit) of the region of Crete established by Kallikratis reform. Capital of the new municipality is Rethymno.

When discussing Myli we refer both to a village built in the early 1970s (“new Myli”) and to the desserted two small villages with the same name (or referred as “ano Myli” and “Kato Myli”), remains of which can be found within the Gorge of Myli.

geography and history[edit]

Taking the road south of Chromonastiri you will arrive at the village of Myli after 1.5 km. In order to visit the (old desserted village of ) Myli you have to walk down the path, which leads to the gorge, where the village is situated. Its name is derived from the many water mills, which were once in operation. A visit to this village is also worthwhile for its abundant vegetation and picturesque location.[1] There are references that the area of Myli was occupied from the Ottoman period onwards (but there are many buildings, remains of the Venetian period).[2]

Population of Chromonastiri (and Myli in particular) [3]
Settlement 1940 1951 1961 1971 1981 1991 2001
Chromonastiri 439 347 293 173 294 237 358
Kapediana 102 64 48 35 27 19 28
Myli 99 75 52 36 39 31 39
Prinedes - - - - - 29 57
Total 640 486 393 244 360 316 482

Attractions: The Gorge of Myli[edit]

The gorge of Myli is ideal for walk, it takes just one hour to walk through this full of green gorge. The gorge starts at Chromonastiri and ends up at the village Xiro Chorio. There is a small river in the gorge and the deserted old village of Myli, where one can see samples of traditional architecture, old churches and caves.[4] [5]

See also[edit]

List of settlements in the Rethymno regional unit

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