Τρίτη, 26 Απριλίου 2011

Kounávoi traditional village

The Kounávoi traditional village is situated on the northeast of Archanes. In this area one can find an important Christian temple dedicated to Christ, Saint Nicolas and Saint Demetrios. It consists of a large dome that is surrounded by 4 smaller ones. Moreover, the temple of Saint Constantine, close to "Ai Nikolas", is an important monument of the area and dates back to the end of the Venetian period. Other important monuments are the Venetian winepresses in "Ai Nikolas", "Korakia" and "Skepasta patitiria", as well as the Turko-venetian bridge "Soulachi's camara".

Πηγή

THE VILLAGE OF KOUNAVI ON CRETE

The village of Kounavi with its 900 inhabitants is situated 15km south of Iraklion just above Archanes on the Iraklion - Knossos - Kounavi road. The village contains Byzantine churches amongst which the most famous church of Metamorphosis of Sotiras, Agios Nikolaos and Agios Dimitrios (also "simply" called the church of Christos Sotis) which has three aisles and five blue-coloured domes in the shape of a cross, the central one higher than the others.