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Monastiraki. A traditional Cretan village in Lassithi

Updated: Oct 17, 2018

It was more than ten years before, on January 2007, when I first visited #Monastiraki in #Lassithi region. Then it was an almost abandoned old village, just starting to be rehabilitated.




A tavern was there, quite small in an old house, like an traditional cafeneio or rakadiko. In recent years, the village was redeveloped and new SMEs were added: a guest house, one more tavern, and a cafe-bar.


The place named after a small monastery existing previously there. Actually, remnants from a byzantine monastery were discovered and the site is listed as a monument by the Greek Ministry of Culture.



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