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Armeni - Rethymno Prefecture (Greece)

Armeni. Armeni is a village in Crete, it is located 10 kilometers south of Rethymno town. It lies in the Armenokampos valley at the foot of the mountain Vrysina. In the year 961, Armenian soldiers came here with the Byzantine Emperor Nikiforos Fokas to liberate Crete. Hence the name "Armeni.
The main occupation of the inhabitants was formerly the acorn harvest which was important in tanning leather. Armeni is located near an oak forest. A little further, there is a cemetery from the Late Minoan period where in the year 1969, two hundred graves have been revealed. The majority of these tombs was never discovered before, this is why the archaeological finds, such as clay sarcophagi, tools, weapons, beads and jewelry, pottery, clay figurines, miniature objects and other key findings, provide much information about the way of living in antiquity.

Photo Gallery Rethymno Prefecture - Photos of Rethymno Prefecture

Agia Galini | Rethymnon Crete | Photo 23 - Photo JustGreece.com Agia Galini Crete - Photo 88 - Photo JustGreece.com Rethymno town | Rethymnon Crete | Photo 195 - Photo JustGreece.com Kotsifos gorge | Rethymnon Crete | Photo 6 - Photo JustGreece.com Agia Galini Crete - Photo 9 - Photo JustGreece.com Agia Galini Crete - Photo 5 - Photo JustGreece.com Kotsifos gorge | Rethymnon Crete | Photo 15 - Photo JustGreece.com Triopetra | South Crete | Greece  Photo 6 - Photo JustGreece.com Souda near Plakias, zuid Crete | Rethymnon Crete | Photo 34 - Photo JustGreece.com Monastery Arkadi binnenplaats - Photo JustGreece.com

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Average temperature Armeni
January
11.6°C
February
11.8°C
March
13.2°C
April
16.3°C
May
20.1°C
June
24.5°C
July
26.5°C
August
26.1°C
September
23.3°C
October
19.4°C
November
16.1°C
December
13.1°C

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Rethymno Prefecture: Where on the map is Armeni located?

The map of Rethymno Prefecture
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