Kantanos

 

Kandanos, built on the site of the ancient Kantanos built by the Dorians in p.Ch.58 1,049 miles. From the Byzantine period have survived many churches such as St. Sunday, Archangel Michael and St. Anna Anisaraki 2 km from the village. In Ottoman Janissaries were center while in modern history was seriously damaged. On 23 May 1941 the villagers killed many Germans and Nazis in retaliation they destroyed it completely. They placed an inscription preserved until today and says “Here there Kandanos. Destroyed in reprisal killing of 25 Germans.” The city was built from scratch after the war ended.
The distance from Chania 52 km (45 minutes) and from Paleochora to the best beaches of Crete 15 km (10 minutes)

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