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Periphery: Crete
Prefecture : Chania

Asi Gonias
Prefecture: Chania
Province: Apokoronas
Seat: Rethymno

35.2705/35°16'18" N
24.278/24°16'49 E
Population: (2001) 528

southern part
400 m (centre)
Lefki mountain
Postal code: 740 55
Area/distance code: 11-(00)30-28310-4
Municipal code: 5304
Car designation: XA
3-letter abbreviation:

Asi Gonia (Greek: Ασί Γωνία), is a community in the eastern part of the prefecture of Chania, the Rethymno prefecture is bounded to the east. The origin of the name comes from Asi which was the older name of "Asiki" (Ασίκι) which was a Turkish name and Gonia (Γωνία) meaning sides of which the community is located. The community is situated northeast of the Lefki mountain range. The village houses are within the main road. The communal office is situated in the heart of the community and its square features a large tree with two statues dedicating to the two Greek prime ministers named Eleftherios Venizelos and Sophoklis Venizelos.

The geography are rocks to the north and east and more rocks, grasslands and some forests along with the mountain of Lefki to the southwest.

Historical population

Year Communal Population Change
1981 508 -
1991 526 18/3.54%


Asi Gonia features a school, a middle school or a lyceum, a church including one named Agios Georgios (Saint George), a post office and a square (plateia). The nearest high school or a gymnasium is located to the north.

On Agios Georgios' Day, 23 April, the local people bring their animals (mostly sheep and goats) from the mountains to be blessed by the priest. They are milked, the milk is boiled and then served to those in attendance

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See also

List of settlements in the Chania prefecture

Divisions of the Chania prefecture

Provinces of the Chania prefecture

Apokoronas | Kissamos | Kydonia | Selino | Sfakia

Municipalities of the Chania prefecture

Akrotiri | Anatoliko Selino | Armeni | Chania | Eleftherios Venizelos | Fres | Georgioupoli | Innachori | Kandanos | Keramia | Kissamos | Kolymvari | Kryonerida | Mousouri | Mythimna | Nea Kydonia | Pelekanos | Platanias | Sfakia | Souda | Theriso | Vamos | Voukolies

Non-municipal communities of the Chania prefecture

Asi Gonia | Gavdos

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