It's a top destination in Crete, but at least in October it wasn't that crowded. Probably worth renting a car to get here.
Very spectacular site amongst the Cretan mountains.
Interesting church dating from the 16th century, and apparently untouched by the more recent events.... I guess the Turks didn't want to desecrate it?
The history of course is about the resistance fighters who blew themselves up rather than surrender to the Turks in 1866. Supposedly they got all the Turkish attackers too, but I'm a bit suspicious about how they could have lured ALL of them into the range of the explosion?
I have to update my knowledge of Greek history... I'd thought the Big Revolution was 1821, but it seems they were still fighting in some areas in 1866....
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