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The village of Fodele is located 28 km west of Iraklion and has 500 permanent residents.
It is the birthplace of Domenikos Theotokopoulos - great painter famous as "EL GRECO"

The name "FODELE" probably comes from the name of one of its first settlers, since 1248 it is mentioned three times at the Kalergis- Venetians treaty.
The village is built among orange trees and plane-trees, forms a real oasis for the visitor, during the hot summer days. The visitor can also enjoy the Cretan specialties at the taverns of the village, buy souvenirs of the Cretan weaving art from the small stores and, for the nature lovers, take a walk to the monastery of Agios Pantelehimon, an old one which played an important role to the history of the place.

Address: Prefecture of Heraklion
Directions: Fodele is between Heraklion and Rethymnon, about 27 km west of Heraklion or 50 km east of Rethymnon

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  • Updated Dec 21, 2004
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