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Lambini
Category: Town-Village
Prefecture: Rethymno
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Lambini


Lampini is a traditional village of 200 inhabitants and it is situated near Spili and is 27 km away from Rethymnon city which has all the facilities that someone might need. It is located in a very short distance of the fantastic coast line of the South Crete and the cosmopolitan areas of the North of the island. It is a suitable destination for touring all the island around.

The name finds its origin in the ancient town of Lappa-Lambi. The church of the Panaghia, with its splendid dome and central nave has parts dating back to the 14th century, as can be seen from the architecture of the building and the wall paintings. The present day church is a restoration of the older building dating back to the first years of the Venetian occupation of the island. In spite of the Turkish Occupation, the church has weathered well and some of the wall paintings are in not too bad condition. There are tombs under the floor of the church, where possibly the donors, or the bishops of Lambi as was the custom, lie buried.

The village has its own traditional history and possess all those elements of an old traditional village. In the beautiful village the locals are very hospitable who are daily engaged with their traditional jobs.But the visitor can also admire the breathtaking gorges, the magnificent caves, the monuments, and the traditional church with its own history.There are flights available to Chania or Heraklion or you can travel by boat from Piraeus to Rethymnon city. After reaching Rethimno, then you will have to drive (a car is essential) to reach Lambini village where the villas are located.Within 5 min by car and 10 min by bike there is a small town called Spili where banks, restaurants, a small clinic with doctor, drugstores, international press, daily fruits and vegetables, hairdresser etc are available.

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Mixorouma 2636 hits
It lies on the road to Spili, at the 26th km, 26,5 km from Rethymnon city.

The correct name is Mixorouma (mix+stream), a name given to this village due to its position at the confluence of two streams. Nowadays, it is worth for visitors to visit old Mixorouma, a wonderful dorp with stone-built houses, submersed in the green landscape.

Mixorouma is well positioned, being only half an hours drive from Rethymnon, and you have a fabulous choice of beaches available, all 25 -35 minutes away. To the east there are Agios Pavlos, Ligres, Akoumia, Triopetra, and Agia Galini beaches. To the west you have Monastery Preveli and Palm Beach Preveli , Skinaria, Amoudi, and Plakias.

The village of Mixorouma belongs to the Municipality of Lampis. It has 394 residents and lies on a 300 m altitude.It is referred to with the name Mixorouma in all Venetian censuses. In 1881, it is referred to with the name Mixorouma in the Municipality of Lampis with 126 residents. In 1900, it is mentioned again in the same municipality as Mixorouma with 146 residents. In 1940 it is mentioned for the first time incorrectly as Mixorouma, a name retained up to this day.