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Gonies
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The magnificent village of Gonies is situated 40 km from Heraklion on the foot of the Lassithi Mountains at an altitude of 290metres, amidst luxuriant vegetation. It is an astonishing oasis for nature lovers, wanderers and explorers of natural beauties, as it starts from one of the most important gorges on Crete, Ampelos. 
The gorge is 6 kilometres long; the verdant environment of acorn woods, holm-oak trees and abundant waters completes the picture of absolute beauty. The gorge ends at the windmills of Seli Ambelou (entrance to the plateau of Lassithi). All those features of Gonies make up a fabulous landscape with a panoramic view, offered for explorations and relaxing wanders. There are also caves, adorned with stalactites and stalagmites. 


During the celebration of Our Lord on 5th of August and of The Holy Mother on the 14th and 15th of August, you can actively participate and be one with the inhabitants. 
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Avdou is a charming village about 39 km from Heraklion towards Lassithi plateau. In recent years it has become one of the centers of alternative tourism in Crete. This village has natural beauty as well as a long history. Avdou is a charming village about 39 km from Heraklion towards Lassithi plateau. In recent years it has become one of the centers of alternative tourism in Crete. This village has natural beauty as well as a long history.

The inhabitants of Avdou took part in many battles during the Turkish occupation and the Second World War. In 1841 the Turks, who decapitated many of its inhabitants, destroyed the village. Avdou is the birthplace of many Greek heroes and revolutionaries who fought bravely against the Turks, such as S. Xanthourithis, N. Tylianakis, Ioannis Dafotis. For that reason it is called “Kapetanochori” (Captains¢ village).

The participation of the locals in the resistance during the Second World War was again of great importance. The village constituted a centre of catering and supported the guerrilla teams in the mountains. In 1944 the rebels managed to sneak into the building of the Old School, which was occupied by the Germans and take away the German flag. This offensive act led the Germans to arrest many village residents. With the intervention, however, of a moderate Austrian officer and the diplomatic ability of the chairman of Community, Emmanouil Smyrnakis, they were released.
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In Gonies village, in the green countryside on a small hill there is a church dadicated to the Holy Trinity.

 

The temple was built upon the vision of a woman, resident of the village, who died at the time of liturgy on the temple foundations, as mentioned by the inscription on the outside of the temple.

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