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Agios Nikolaos



Στον εγκαταλελειμμένο συνοικισμό Πλατάνι, που βρίσκεται νοτιοδυτικά της Αγίας Τριάδας, στο φαράγγι που κατευθύνεται στο Γούδουρα βρίσκεται ο ναός του Αγίου Νικολάου. Πρόκειται για μονόχωρο ναό που στεγάζεται με ελαφρώς οξυκόρυφο θόλο. Στη νότια όψη ανοίγονται ένα παράθυρο και η είσοδος με το λιτό ημικυκλικό ανακουφιστικό τόξο, ενώ σε αυτή ακουμπά το ανεξάρτητο κωδωνοστάσιο. Δυσδιάκριτες, εξαιτίας των επιχρισμάτων, είναι οι λεπτομέρειες του μικρού άλλα περίτεχνου αγιοθύριδου της κόγχης του ιερού. Ο ναός ήταν τοιχογραφημένος, ενώ σήμερα διατηρούνται μόνο τρεις μετωπικές μορφές στον βόρειο τοίχο. Το τέμπλο είναι, σύμφωνα με τη γραπτή αφιέρωση, του 1875.


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As well as earning money from fishing and tourism, the local inhabitants have increased their income from the cultivation of out-of-season produce and hot house fruit and vegetables.
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The outermost village of the Handras-Ziros plateau. It is situated about 35 km distant from Sitia and some 8 km inland from the coast of the Libyan Sea so that even though the village is not right on the coast the inhabitants are fishermen as well as farmers. The village is not mentioned in the Venetian census of 1583, not even under its old name which was "Tso". 


The present name comes from the central church which is dedicated to, the Holy Trinity, but the derivation of the original name Tso is uncertain and no basis can be found to support the view that it comes from an old family of that name. Emm. Angelakis writes that the village existed during the years of the Venetian occupation but was destroyed by Turkish pirates in 1471 AD and that the site was rein habited in the 16th or 17th century. P. Faure who has done research on the Venetian archives in Crete says that the name Tso is not found at all in the deeds of the Venetian period.


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From the book "Sitia", N.Papadakis, Archaeologist,1983 
 
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Canyons in the region of Goudouras.
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However, their cavernous, vertical rocks create perfect sanctuaries for the avifauna and rare endemic plants are found on these steep rocks of the canyons as well. These canyons are: The Canyon of  Saint Antonis, which was named after the small church that is built in the north entrance of the canyon, which ends at Goudouras village.

There is also the canyon that begins from the village Mesa Apidi and at a particular point of its route meets a second bifurcation at the abandoned settlement called Samakidi and ends in the north of Goudouras and lastly there is the canyon of Asprolithos, which is a small, rough canyon ending up in the northwest of the village Goudouras.




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Asprolithos
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The name Asprolithos (white stones) derives from the white pebbles which can be found at the beach. Asprolithos beach is a picturesque sand and pebble beach in the southeast coast of Crete in between Kalo Nero (which means “Good Water”) settlement and very close to Goudouras village, 12km east of the tourist resort of Makrigialos and close to the Kapsa Monastery. 

The nearby coastal village of Goudouras is a center for agriculture and you will see many greenhouses that are covered with plastic. There are no facilities like umbrellas and sunbeds on the beach of Asprolithos, there is just sand and seawater. 

It’s a quiet beach although it is located just next the asphalt road. The problem with the beach is that there can be quite some wind here. In 2008 as we drove by, after a couple of stormy days it looked as if a large part of the beach had disappeared. 
Goudouras
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Goudouras village, is a coastal settlement with approximately 300 permanent residents near the Cape of Erithreo at the Libyan Sea, Lassithi Prefecture and 16km east from Makrigialos.

It is developing slowly to a sea resort, there are some remarkable sandy beaches like Kalami, Asprolithos and Goudouras beach, and you can find also taverns, lodgings and a small shelter for fishing boats.

It is a farming community / vegetable store situated on a fertile plain directly at the sea, with lots of greenhouses and a couple of farms and houses. Behind the village there are the Zakros-Ziros mountains and the area becomes quite deserted. In Goudouras the road turns north towards the traditional villages of Agia Triada, Ziros and the beaches of Xerokampos and Kato Zakros.

 


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Canyons in the region of Goudouras.
They are short in length (about 1,5 kilometres) but they are the roughest in the region and the potential hiker needs to be very careful, skillful and experienced and in many cases well-equipped.

However, their cavernous, vertical rocks create perfect sanctuaries for the avifauna and rare endemic plants are found on these steep rocks of the canyons as well. These canyons are: The Canyon of  Saint Antonis, which was named after the small church that is built in the north entrance of the canyon, which ends at Goudouras village.

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