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"Anogia,Try to dodge the bullets" Towns and Villages Tip by kat-m

Towns and Villages, Crete Island: 20 reviews and 33 photos

  my new friend!
by kat-m
  • my new friend! - Crete Island
      my new friend!
    by kat-m
  • bullet holes - Crete Island
      bullet holes
    by kat-m

Well just a slight exageration maybe, we took off for the hills and drove peacefully through lots of little villages on our way to Anogia. On the way we drove past 3 police blockades, and noticed quite a lot of signposts with bullet holes in them. On arrival in Anogia we were quite delighted with the village and were made very welcome by all we met. The usual tourist wares were hanging in doorways and small shops selling oil,raki,and woven goods. The kafenion in the square was a delight and the locals were not impressed by a convoy of jeeps driving through and blasting horns. A village worth a visit and the drive up is very scenic. Oh and incidently the police presence is down to last year the village was raided and a large amount of marahuana siezed, but not before a gun battle had taken place between the villagers and the police!

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  • Updated Oct 9, 2008
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