Photographer's Note

One more photo of that gorge. A little church stuck to the rock.

The very green and full vegetation Mili Gorge is a stunning green oasis near the town of Rethymno.
Mili Gorge It is actually a ravine, stretches along the river bed, which leads water all year round.

The settlements were mentioned for the first time in 1643 durning the Venetian rule. Later, the Ottoomans preferred to inhabit the village of Kato Mili.

At the middle of the canyon we meet the deserted village Mili (i.e. mills) which is divided into two neighborhoods, Ano Mili (Upper mills) and Kato Mili (Lower mills). Its name is taken after the water mills that were housed in the gorge, about 30. The villagers were mostly millers and almost all cereals in the region and the surrounding villages were milled at Mili.

The last residents left Mili in 1972 and since then the village is deserted. Apart from the mills and old houses, there is a plethora of impressive churches.

Very nice is the chapel of St. John (Agios Ioannis). The chapel is located under a rocky outcrop. Next is at the cemetery chapel of the five holy virgins (Agies Pente Parthenes) and the chapel of Agia Paraskevi.

The hike through the canyon takes about 1h30 minutes and is also suitable for families.

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  • Copyright: Piotr FG (PiotrF) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 5856 W: 2 N: 11743] (54602)
  • Genre: Luoghi
  • Medium: Colore
  • Date Taken: 2021-06-00
  • Versione Foto: Versione Originale
  • Date Submitted: 2021-11-27 8:17
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