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Paliani is located in Greece
Coordinates: 35°12′N 25°02′E / 35.200°N 25.033°E / 35.200; 25.033Coordinates: 35°12′N 25°02′E / 35.200°N 25.033°E / 35.200; 25.033
Country Greece
Administrative region Crete
Regional unit Heraklion
Municipality Heraklion
 • Municipal unit 21.4 km2 (8.3 sq mi)
Elevation 306 m (1,004 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Municipal unit 1,844
 • Municipal unit density 86/km2 (220/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Paliani (Greek: Παλιανή) is a former municipality in the Heraklion regional unit, Crete, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Heraklion, of which it is a municipal unit.[2] The municipal unit has an area of 21.423 km2.[3] Population 1,844 (2011). The seat of the municipality was in Venerato. Until 2002, the municipality was named "Tetrachori".[4]

The municipal unit of Paliani, named after the nunnery on the outskirts of Venerato, consists of the villages of Kerasia, Venerato, Avgeniki, and Siva.


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

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