Chromonastiri and Mili Gorge in Crete
The village of Chromonastiri is located approximately 10 kilometers south of Rethymnon. The road up to the village goes along a gorge called Mili, or Myli.The scenery is delightfully beautiful and I think everyone who lives in Rethymnon should make a trip up here. There are lots of interesting things to see and discover here, such as cave trolls and a weeping rock.
Mili Gorge near Rethymnon in Crete.
Map of Mili Gorge.
Mili Gorge Taverna and cafe is located in the middle of the gorge.
The hiking trail that goes above the gorge.
Holy 5 Virgins Church is also located in the gorge. There is even a cemetery here.
This cave troll with only two teeth lives in the ravine. Beware!
This weeping rock is incredibly cool. What is hidden behind?
This little chapel under the Weeping Rock does.
Chromonastiri is located not far from the gorge's entry. It is a nice little village with two Byzantine churches and several Venetian-era buildings. The most important of these buildings is Villa Clodio, once the summer residence of Venetian nobles from Rethymno. The building has been restored and now houses a Military Museum. Open Monday to Friday between 08:00 and 13:30.
The Military Museum in Chromonastiri.
The Olive Museum and the Taverna Athivoles in Chromonastiri.
In Chromonastiri there is also an interesting olive museum with an olive mill from the 18th century. Next to the museum is the simple and very nice Taverna Athivoles, which is very famous for its delicious cheese balls, and much more. You'll understand why when you get here. Don't miss the Mili Gorge and Chromonastiri village when you are in Rethymnon!.
WHAT YOU MUST NOT MISS WHEN YOU ARE IN THE AREA