Myriokefala

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Myriokefala
Μυριοκέφαλα
Myriokefala is located in Greece
Myriokefala
Myriokefala
Coordinates: 35°15′N 24°19′E / 35.250°N 24.317°E / 35.250; 24.317Coordinates: 35°15′N 24°19′E / 35.250°N 24.317°E / 35.250; 24.317
Country Greece
Administrative region Crete
Regional unit Rethymno
Municipality Rethymno
Area
 • Municipality 13.226 km2 (5.107 sq mi)
Population (2001)[1]
 • Municipality 457
 • Municipality density 35/km2 (89/sq mi)
Community
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 74100
Area code(s) 28310
Vehicle registration ΡΕ

Myriokefala 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 municipality of Lappa. Capital of the new municipality is Rethymno.

Geography, origin of name, history[edit]

It is located 33 kilometers southwest of Rethymno, on the northwestern outskirts of the Kryoneritis mountain (height 1228 m) in an altitude of 500 meters [2] with great view to the valley of Asi Gonia. Its name is due to the myriad (many) heads, i.e. hills, on which the village was built. Myriokefala is being occupied since the Venetian period.[3]

Population of Myriokefala[4]
Name 1913 1920 1928 1940 1951 1961 1971 1981 1991 2001
Myriokefala 315 267 251 297 325 324 285 266 281 402
Maroulou - 113 91 88 86 69 63 76 59 55
Total 315 380 342 385 411 393 348 342 340 457

Attractions: Monuments, Temples, important buildings[edit]

The Church of Virgin Mary at Myriokefala
Fresco within the church

The Monastery of the Virgin, which dates back to the 10th century.[5]

Transportation[edit]

There is bus service (KTEL) from/to Rethymno serving Myriokefala [6]

See also[edit]

List of settlements in the Rethymno regional unit

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ De Facto Population of Greece Population and Housing Census of March 18th, 2001 (PDF 39 MB). National Statistical Service of Greece. 2003. 
  2. ^ Papyrus Larousse Britannica, Athens, 1996
  3. ^ "Ottoman Settlements". Institute for Mediterranean Studies, Digital Crete. Retrieved 21 April 2012. 
  4. ^ Hellenic Statistical Authority, Digital Library (ELSAT), Census (Greek and English)
  5. ^ "Route: Rethymno - Atsipopoulo - Aghios Andreas - Ano Valsamonero - Monopari - Roustika - Aghios Konstantinos - Argyroupoli - Episkopi". Tourism Promotion Committee of Rethymno Prefecture. Retrieved 21 April 2012. 
  6. ^ Bus timetables (in german) retrieved at 21 April 2012]