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Agios Mironas

The municipal district of Heraklion town with rich history and tradition, is built on the ancient two hills Rafkos (one out of 100 cities of Homeric Cretan Ekatompolis) with panoramic views from all points of. It is 18 km from Heraklion and has an altitude of 440 metres.

The Rafkos was autonomous and powerful State with its own currency, a member of the Alliance and an opponent of Gortynias Knossos and the neighbouring Lykastoy with troubled historical journey.

The name of the town comes from the villager witness, Bishop of Knossos (?) and Gortynis, Miron (3rd century), martyred in the persecution of the Dekioy (249-251), and is the patron saint of. His tomb is located in cave Hermitage on the Western side of the hill which is built the Church of St.

With the name Agios Miron the village meets in Venetian documents of 1281 for first time and since then in several papers and in all censuses from 1577 until today. The Ottomans named Kioygioy – Ģatal Köyü Tsatal (= two hills village) and the face as a center of rebel operations and shelter rebels due to the strong fortress of and position.

The great urban image of the village (historic buildings, superb architectural edifices of earlier eras, etc.) was completely destroyed by the earthquake of 1856. The destruction was completed by the Heraklion Resit Pasha on November 4, 1866 (desecration of churches, destruction of the tomb of the Saint, village burning, etc.).

Despite all the disasters suffered by the town, the visitor will be impressed with the samples of traditional architecture with most features the majestic three-aisled Church of the patron, the impressive school clock, the stone fountains (1906), will "heard" myths and traditions (fossil Dragon), will 'communion' history.

You will enjoy in addition to the wonderful views, rich traditional dishes from fresh local products in restaurants and cafes, you'll taste the local wine "Olympia", while can beautify his vacation by selecting one of the excellent accommodation of agritourism (Accommodations Daskalakis, Bed & breakfasts of Ag. Miron, Vergis Epavlis).

I purchased traditional tasty creations from the women's Cooperative "Melisande", will visit the Exhibition Center and the cultural center of Komi and will satisfy completely the religious reverence, visiting the 10 temples of the town and the Hermitage of the Saint with holy water.

The active cultural association organizes every year on 7 and 8 August nice events in honor of the Patron Saint Myron, and very interesting multi-day events «Rafkia» (1 – 8 August) that have become cultural institution for the region.


 

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General Photo settlement Agios Myron General Photo settlement southeast of Saint Myron Agia Irini church south of the village of Agios Myron Detail village Agios Myron with the church. The neighborhood on the depth Alley in the village of Agios Myron East view of the Church St. Myron Church St. Myron Alley village Agios Myron Alley village Agios Myron Small square inside the village Small square inside the village with statues of heroes in the area and John Makraki Harkoutsis Alley within the village of Saint Myron Holy Water Holy Myron in the temple courtyard Holy Water Holy Myron in the temple courtyard inside Holy Water Holy Myron inside Holy Water Holy Myron inside Holy Water Holy Myron Cloister of Saint Myron Detail yard area to the holy water. Church St. Myron - rose
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