Municipal Union of Armenoi



The Municipality of Armeni is located in the northwestern part of the municipality Apokoronos and bordered by the municipality of Chania. The total area of ​​the thesis is 55.2 square kilometers, representing 2.33% of the area of ​​Chania or 0.66% of the area of ​​Crete. The total population of the municipality in 2001 is 3,250 people, representing 2.16% of the total population of Chania or 0.54% of Western Crete.
The largest area of ​​the thesis Armeni covered by pasture (55%). The cultivated areas occupy 36% of the area while displays twice as proportion of land with water on the entire surface area compared with the Province and the Region. The Patent Armeni is quite sparsely populated, located in the northwestern part of the municipality Apokoronos small facing north coast. The northernmost part of the AL crossed by BOAK who runs with direction from Patent Sudan (northwest) to Patent Vamos-Fre (notionatolika). Situated very close to Chania, Souda and Vamos (10 ‘, 6’, 15 ‘the corresponding waiting time of Kalyves). The surrounding coastal zone is much less tourist-developed compared to those in contact with respective overdeveloped tourist coastal zones Chania Georgioupolis, but nevertheless, guests can enjoy a swim in the award winning beaches and Maistrali Xyda of cabins or those Glaros, the Côte d’Azur and Kera. In the picturesque harbor of Local Community Kalives hotels are high standards for service and the most demanding guests while taverns and cafes ideal for fun in the night out. Moreover, the local shops one can choose and purchase wine, raki, handmade needlework and gifts. Notable is also the wonderful nature walks. Starting from the sources of the rivers of Armenia and poles and walking as the estuaries Kalives, the visitor enjoys the rich fauna and flora and admires in the plain the remains of mills once used. The gorges of St. Nicholas (of Kyriakoselia for knives) and Diktamos (from ceramic to the settlement Gorge Stylos) are two more outstanding natural beauty itineraries. However, the region is intense archaeological interest. Only a few of the historic sights of the municipality are the Late Minoan vaulted tomb and the church of St. John the Theologian built around the 12th century in style but in the great Byzantine church of Panagia. The settlement Kyriakoselia is the fortress of Saint Nicholas is one of the most important forts built by the Earl of Malta Errico Peskantori in Crete. The entrance is located on the west side, where stands the carved wall scale, while the remains of the wall that have survived reveal that the fort fortification brought a half meter thick. The church of St. Nicholas, from where he got the name of the castle is one of the most beautiful churches of the island. Aisle with a long hall with a dome shaped externally in cruciform, to bring built between the 11th and 12th century. Visitors can admire the traces of frescoes and carvings of 1362,1382,1388 kai1397m.Ch. Finally, it is worth a visit to Armenia in historic tree, where in May 1822 the Heads of Crete signed the famous Constitution of Epidaurus and the ruins of the Venetian fortress Apikorno Kalives, where were the ancient Ippokoronion which gave the name to the throughout the province.