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Administrative Region : Crete
Regional unit : Rethymno

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Agia Galini (Greek: Αγία Γαλήνη) is a village in Rethymno regional unit, Crete, Greece.


Regarding the origin of the name of the village, the tradition says that some Byzantine princess or queen, sailing in the region never arrived at prayer calmed the sea and the boat anchored on the opposite shore where outgoing she ordered the building of the temple in honor Our Lady of the so-called Tranquillity. This tradition is carried as blatantly copying of that Our Lady of the Hundred Gates.The historical truth must be related to the Convent of Christ Galen, who during the testimony of Joseph Bryennios, existed in the area. Regardless of these the weather at the bay and the sea area of Agia Galini is almost eternally peaceful.

Agia Galini (Source)

View of Agia Galini

Agia Galini is a large village, which occupies the extreme SE. end of Rethymno to the Libyan Sea. Located at the limits of Heraklion prefecture, built amphitheatrical on an east faced rocky extreme, and it has a great environment and a wonderful climate. The community is classified as a rural lowland settlement, with an area of 11,812 km ² and a weighted average altitude of 25 (20 the settlement). Distanced about 55 km from Rethymno and 68 km from Heraklion.[2][3]

Harbour of Agía Galíni [Source]


Papyrus Larousse Encyclopædia Britannica, 1978, 2006
Papyrus Larousse Encyclopedia, 1963 Edition
Encyclopedia Structure, 2002-4
Agency publications 'Greece' maps (Varelas)
Magazine 'Holiday', ed DOL, 2010
Maps «ROAD»
Greek Statistical Authority (EES)[permanent dead link]


"Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority.
Agency publications 'Greece' maps

Magazine 'Holiday'

publications Agency 'Greece'
Magazine 'Holiday'

Municipal unit Lampi
Community Agia Galini
Agia Galini (Αγία Γαλήνη)
Xirokampos (Ξηρόκαμπος, ο)
Community Akoumia
Akoumia (Ακούμια, τα)
Βρύσαι, αι
Triopetra (Τριόπετρα)
Community Ardaktos
Agia Paraskevi (Αγία Παρασκευή)
Aktounta (Ακτούντα, τα)
Ardaktos (Άρδακτος, ο)
Vatos (Βάτος, ο)
Community Drimiskos
Drimiskos (Δρίμισκος)
Community Karines
Karines (Καρίναι, αι)
Community Kentrochori
Kentrochori (Κεντροχώρι, το)
Platanes (Πλατανές, ο)
Community Kerames
Agalianos (Αγαλιανός, ο)
Agia Foteini (Αγία Φωτεινή)
Kerames (Κεραμές, ο)
Community Kissos
Kissos (Κισσός, ο)
Kissou Kampos (Κισσού Κάμπος, ο)
Community Krya Vrysi
Krya Vrysi (Κρύα Βρύση)
Nea Krya Vrysi (Νέα Κρύα Βρύση)
Community Lampini
Lampini (Λαμπινή)
Community Melampes
Agios Georgios (Άγιος Γεώργιος, ο)
Melampes (Μέλαμπες, αι)
Community Mourne
Mourne (Μουρνέ)
Community Myxorrouma
Agia Pelagia (Αγία Πελαγία)
Ano Myxorrouma (Άνω Μυξόρρουμα, το)
Myxorrouma (Μυξόρρουμα, το)
Frati (Φρατίον, το)
Community Orne
Orne (Ορνέ)
Community Saktouria
Agios Pavlos (Άγιος Παύλος, ο)
Kato Saktouria (Κάτω Σακτούρια, τα)
Παξιμάδια δύο, τα (νησίς)
Παξιμάδια ένα, τα (νησίς)
Saktouria (Σακτούρια, τα)
Community Spili
Δαριβιανά, τα
Spili (Σπήλιον, το)

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