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Argiroupoli – Moundros

This is a rich walking route offering countless impressions of multiple epochs.
Argiroupoli is a beautiful village built on the remains of ancient Lappa, full of traces of both ancient and more recent civilizations. Both within and around it, there are excavated sections of the ancient city, Roman remains, Venetian buildings with superb doorways, and Byzantine churches. Wandering around the village we may see Venetian mansions and many houses with building materials from the ancient Lappa covered by rich vegetation. The area is famed for the springs of Agia Dinami, a verdant locality where water flows from every point creating a unique natural environment with rich flora. 
The tour can be completed by visiting the cave from where the river Mouselas flows out, at the chapel of Agios Ioannis. Near Argyroupoli and going towards the village Kato Poros, there is a shady place known as Pente Parthenes (Five Virgins) with a Byzantine church of the same name. There are also numerous excavated Roman tombs and a huge plane tree, an undisputed monument of nature. 
Immediately after the small picturesque village of Kato Poros, the path turns. Follow the dirt track towards Moundros and the Kollita gorge, and after about 1 km, a turn to the right – a detour worth taking – leads to the imposing and abandoned settlement of Nisi, known for its wonderful stone buildings. After returning to the main track, you arrive 3 km further east at Moundros. The village has many beautiful Venetian buildings (old courts, prisons, and houses of nobles), among them, a Venetian mansion with a superb doorway over which there is an inscription from Virgil's “Aeneid”. It is worth visiting the churches of Agios Konstantinos, Agii Anargiri (11th century), and Agios Nikolaos.
Distance: 6 km

City of Rethymno

You are invited to travel to areas, which are perhaps still unknown to the majority, and which are sometimes remote, but always magical and magnificent throughout the seasons. We recommend our visitors to see our picturesque villages through the eyes of the soul, try the Cretan cuisine, our wine and “tsikoudia”, participate in our revelries and festivities, but most importantly get to know our soul, our hospitality, the safe, untouched interior of the region, the other Rethymno.
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