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Eleftherna

Lodging list in Eleftherna

Batis Hotel

The Hellenistic bridge in Eleftherna
The Hellenistic bridge in Eleftherna
The village of Eleftherna is 24km southeast from Rethimnon on a road right at Viran Episkopi (14km) of the Rethimnon - Iraklion highway. Route: Rethimnon - Viran Episkopi - Skouloufia - Eleftherna.
Eleftherna is one of the most important ancient locations in Crete and one of the largest sites, occupying a large area across two hills. Inhabited from Minoan times, it reached its peak and flourished during the Greek and Roman through to the Byzantine periods. Remains from all those eras can be seen in the area.
Recently archaeologists discovered traces of human sacrifice dating from the late eighth century B.C.
In the Archaeological Museum of Rethimnon there is a display of articles from the excavation.

Photos of Eleftherna:


The Byzantine church of Sotiras Christos in Eleftherna
The Byzantine church of Sotiras Christos in Eleftherna
An early Christian church in Eleftherna
An early Christian church in Eleftherna
Roman tombs in Eleftherna
Roman tombs in Eleftherna

The Hellenistic bridge in Eleftherna
The Hellenistic bridge in Eleftherna
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