Nikiforos Fokas

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For the emperor, see Nikephoros II.
Nikiforos Fokas
Νικηφόρος Φωκάς
Nikiforos Fokas is located in Greece
Nikiforos Fokas
Nikiforos Fokas
Coordinates: 35°18′N 24°24′E / 35.300°N 24.400°E / 35.300; 24.400Coordinates: 35°18′N 24°24′E / 35.300°N 24.400°E / 35.300; 24.400
Country Greece
Administrative region Crete
Regional unit Rethymno
Municipality Rethymno
Population (2001)[1]
 • Municipal unit 6,599
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Vehicle registration ΡΕ

Nikiforos Fokas (Greek: Νικηφόρος Φωκάς) is a former municipality in the Rethymno regional unit, Crete, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Rethymno, of which it is a municipal unit.[2] It was named after the 10th century Byzantine Emperor Nikephoros II Phokas, who retook the island from the Muslims. Population 6,599 (2001). The seat of the municipality was in Gonia. The ancient city of Eleutherna is located within the municipal unit.


  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)