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The villages

To discover inner Crete, go off the beaten path and set off in discovery of the villages of the hinterland.

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By Amy Adejokun Amy Adejokun Section editor

Discover The villages

Crete and its villages.

The villages

The village of Axos, The villages, Landscapes, Crete
The village of Axos

28 miles from the cities of Heraklion and Rethymnon, the village of Anogia sets itself apart with its picturesque squares and narrow, flower-filled streets.

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Axos in bloom, The villages, Landscapes, Crete
Axos in bloom

With its narrow, flower-filled streets and white walls, this traditional mountain village is a well-kept secret.

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The churches, The villages, Landscapes, Crete
The churches

Byzantine churches are sometimes locked shut. If you would like to visit them, just ask the village's inhabitants for the whereabouts of the key.

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Preserved traditions, The villages, Landscapes, Crete
Preserved traditions

The families living in the villages still produce wonderful Cretan dishes that are really not to be missed. olive oil, vinegar and wine.

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Agritourism, The villages, Landscapes, Crete

Many growers living in areas set back from the main tourist zones open their doors to tourists.

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