2020/04/07 - 2020/04/08
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A lovely village with many small shops selling traditional Greek products, Olive oil, lace, art, home made cheeses, local sausages, leather goods, ceramics. small winding roads and alleys to explore and wonderful photo opportunities of real Greek life. If you carry on driving through the village and beyond you carry on up and over the mountain to the Katharo Plateau which in the winter with snow can be cut off. Here you are in this amazing Plateau with beautiful views, and amazing wildlife.
Kritsa (Greek: Κριτσά) is one of the oldest and most picturesque villages in Crete, Greece, built amphitheatrically on a rock hill, named Kastellos, surrounded by olive groves, at an altitude of 375 m. It is part of the municipality of Agios Nikolaos. During the Middle Ages, it was thought to be the largest village in Crete. Kritsa has been destroyed many times during the last centuries because it participated in all of Crete's revolutions. It is located 10 km from Agios Nikolaos and has about 2200 inhabitants who live in different neighborhoods named Palemilos, Koukistres, Christos and Pergiolikia. Kritsa has an extensive historic record with evidence of occupation as early as the second millennium BC. Near the village, three km to the north, are the ruins of the ancient Greek city Lato which was noted as one of the most powerful Dorian towns in Crete, with two acropoleis. The oldest setllement in the Kritsa area, on the steep rocky hill south of the village named Kastellos, dates back to the 12–13th century BC (Late Minoan IIIC). Lato is thought to may have been founded when Kastellos was abandoned. Before the entrance of the village is the old Byzantine Church of Panagia Kera with unique, in technique and importance, Byzantine frescoes (13th and 14th century). When Kritsa is lit up in the evening it has the form of a scorpion. Old Cretan customs and traditions are kept alive, and Kritsa is considered one of the most important centers of weaving art. The narrow streets are visited by tourists. From Kritsa there is an interesting and spectacular climb to the plateau of Katharo, which provides a panoramic view of Mirabello Bay, Agios Nikolaos and Kalo Horio. The Kritsa Gorge is located on the route to Tapes or to Lato.
Kritsa is one of the most picturesque towns in Crete,built amphitheatrically on a rock hill.In Kritsa people keep the old Cretan customs and the traditions and the town is considered one of the most important centers of the Cretan folk and weaving art .Three of its fountains and one paved alleyway are officially characterised as historical monuments as they are typical examples of the traditional architecture and directly connected with the history of Krista and the memories of local residents. 1)The Fountain in Koutsounari.It is a simple stone construction in arched form.2)The Fountain in Kavvoussa.With a twin arched facade.3)The Fountain in Chaniotena.It was used for watering the animals.Built in the typical apsidal form of small Cretan fountains.4)The only original alleyway(kalderimi)that is left in the town and connects its center with the plains.In the summertime the town is being visited by hundreds of tourists every day.The main street becomes a sea of colour with tablecloths,rugs and other goods hanging outside many of the shops.Pottery,leather goods and general tourist souvenirs may also be found.Visitors enjoy walking in the town's neighborhoods with the old houses and the flowery yards,through the narrow streets.At the town's square there are tarditional cafes (Kafeneion)bars and taverns.