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Category: Town-Village
Prefecture: Rethymno
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Argiroupolis is a traditional village of the county of Rethymno, built at 260m a.s.l. between the rivers "Mousselas" and "Petres" and 6km north from Asi Gonia. It lies 22km from the national road Rethimno-Chania and 5km from Episkopi. Its 700 inhabitants are mainly farmers and stock breeders. There is a police station, post office, gas station, taverns and other tourist facilities.


The village has natural springs and lush vegetation which makes for a very pleasant stroll through its streets. Argiroupolis is the site of the ancient city of Lappa. According to the myths, Lappa was created by Agamemnon, the hero of the Trojan war.

Walking the E4 path: Kallikratis - Argiroupoli-Route - Natural environment: The route is the continuation of the E4 northern branch, coming from the administrative region of Chania. After Kallikratis plateau, the path goes down to Asi Gonia, crosses Giparis gorge and ends up at the water springs of Agia Dinami and the village of Argiroupoli.-Geology: The prevailing rocks of the region are limestone rocks with firestones, while there are also: A Phyllitic - Quartzose texture (with schist, phyllites, quartzites, meta-basaltic and meta-gabbro rocks) ñ Colluvial deposits containing mainly limestone ñ Breccia and porous dolomites.Culture: Kallikratis is a stockbreeding village with a great amount of water and vegetation surrounding it. The church of Agios Georgios, the patron saint of flocks, is very interesting.Asi Gonia (meaning unruly corner) has a great revolutionary history. In the intriguing cave of Chainospilios functioned the first typographic center in Crete. The water springs of Agia Dinami are karst and form the river of Mouselas. The cavy church of Agios Ioannis - Agia Dinami is also of interest with water springing form the rock and six watermills, only one of which is abandoned. At Argiroupoli, at the site of which ancient Lappa flourished, it is worth visiting the roman reservoir, the mosaic dating back to the 2nd century BC, the scattered building material of the ancient town retained on contemporary buildings, the Venetian mansions and Zografakis Folklore Museum.-Agrotourism: At Argiroupoli, there are many options regarding accommodation including agrotourist dwellings and numerous restaurants and taverns in the village or near the water springs.

-Gastronomy: In all villages on this route (Kallikratis - Argiroupoli), exceptional stockbreeding products and quality wine are sold. The lucky travellers, who will find themselves in Asi Gonia on the name day of Agios Georgios, will have the chance to taste the milk obtained from the sheep and goats of the village, which is offered to believers by custom.