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The village due to its strategic position played a significant role to the history of Crete, especially during the Turkish occupation, when it was the seat of the Turkish commander. Several attempts have been made by he Cretan revolutionists to capture the village. After one of many battles in May 1896 the revolutionists finally achieved to take over the place. This fact had a great effect, even abroad and gave birth to the General Revolutionary Assembly of Cretan People for the independence of the island.

Greek & Roman Geography (ed. William Smith)


KAINO (Ancient city) VAMOS
  Caeno (Kaino, Diod. v. 76), a city of Crete, which, according to the legend of the purification of Apollo by Carmanor at Tarrha, is supposed to have existed in the neighbourhood of that place and Elyrus. (Comp. Paus.) The Cretan goddess Britomartis was the daughter of Zeus and Carma, granddaughter of Carmanor, and was said to have been born at Caeno. (Diod. l. c.) Mr. Paslley (Trav. vol. ii. p. 270) fixes the site either on the so-called refuge of the Hellenes, or near Haghios Nikolaos, and supposes that Mt. Carma, mentioned by Pliny (xxi. 14), was in the neighbourhood of this town. (Comp. Hoeck, Kreta, vol. i. p. 392.)

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