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Kolimbari is a village 24km from Chania on the Chania - Kastelli road
at the end of the bay of Chania and the beginning of the cape (hersonisos) of
Spatha. It is a small place that can be used to reach the fertile land of the
surrounding area, the interesting landscape and beaches, the large number of important
churches and monasteries of the area and to reach the archaeological site of Diktinna.
Kolimbari also played an important role in recent historical events. The new highway
from Kolimbari to Kastelli allows for fast travel to the next bay, Kolpos Kissamou
and the town of Kastelli. Traces of Minoan settlements have been found in several
places near Kolimbari, but no systematic excavation has been done yet. The Turks
first landed on Crete here, in 1645, and started occupation of the island. The
Greek Army landed here in 1897 to achieve the union of Crete with Greece, and
this was the reason for the start of the war of 1897 between Greece and Turkey.
Kolimbari can be used as a starting point for the trips to Diktinna by boat (Kolimbari,
Ellinospilios, Diktinna) to the monastery of Agios Ioannis Gionis (Kolimbari,
Rodopou, Agios Ioannis Gionis) and to Nopigia.
This text is cited Oct 2002 from the Crete TOURnet URL below, which contains image.
There are traces of Minoan settlements found in several places near Kolybari, but no systematic Excavation has been done yet.
The Turks first landed on Crete here, in 1645, and started occupation of the island. The Greek Army landed here in 1897 to achieve Crete's union with Greece, and this was the reason for the start of the war in 1897 between Greece and Turkey.
Kolybari also has a large number of important churches and monasteries.
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