Vrachasi

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Vrachasi
Βραχάσι
Vrachasi is located in Greece
Vrachasi
Vrachasi
Coordinates: 35°16′N 25°34′E / 35.267°N 25.567°E / 35.267; 25.567Coordinates: 35°16′N 25°34′E / 35.267°N 25.567°E / 35.267; 25.567
Country Greece
Administrative region Crete
Regional unit Lasithi
Municipality Agios Nikolaos
 • Municipal unit 63.4 km2 (24.5 sq mi)
Elevation 126 m (413 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Municipal unit 1,932
 • Municipal unit density 30/km2 (79/sq mi)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Vehicle registration AN

Vrachasi (Greek: Βραχάσι) is a village and a former municipality in the Lasithi regional unit, Crete, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality of Agios Nikolaos, of which it is a municipal unit.[2] The municipal unit has an area of 63.41 km2 (24.48 sq mi).[3]

Main sights[edit]

Vrachasi is a village of a few hundred people and typical of many around, but it has some interesting features and the traditional Cretan architecture is well preserved here. The main square of Vrachasi sits close to the road and has a wide view into the valley below, through which passes the main highway between Agios Nikolaos and Heraklion.

Vrachasi's fiercely independent streak mirrors that of nearby Sisi and Milatos and can be seen by the many hand painted declarations of 'Dimos Vrachasiou' around the area.

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References[edit]

  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. , Vrachasi and Milatos, before 2006 municipal departments of Neapoli.