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   The Princeton Encyclopedia of Classical Sites (2)

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AMARI (Village) SYVRITO

Amari
  The village of Amari is the capital of the province of Amari. It is located 40km southeast of Rethimnon in the Amari Valley, on the road Rethimnon - Apostoli - Assomaton Monastery - Monastiraki - Amari. Amari is an old village and has engaging Byzantine churches. Walking along the narrow alleys of Amari one can see remains of old buildings with decorative portals.

This text is cited Dec 2002 from the Crete TOURnet URL below, which contains images.

Crete TOURnet WebPage
http://www.crete.tournet.gr/MainArea.jdp?ID=110 (4 img.) English German GreekCrete TOURnet WebPage
http://www.crete.tournet.gr/Site.jdp?ID=1233 (5 img.) English German Greek

ANO MEROS (Village) SYVRITO

Ano Meros
  The village of Ano Meros is 50km from Rethimnon, on the Rethimnon - Apostoli - Meronas - Ano Meros road. The remains of an old monastery and church are above the village. The village located on the slopes of the Amari Valley has a spectacular view of the valley. The village maintains traditional activities.

This text is cited Dec 2002 from the Crete TOURnet URL below, which contains images.

Crete TOURnet WebPage
http://www.crete.tournet.gr/MainArea.jdp?ID=472 (4 img.) English German GreekCrete TOURnet WebPage
http://www.crete.tournet.gr/Site.jdp?ID=1245 (2 img.) English German Greek

APOSTOLI (Village) SYVRITO

Apostoli
  There are many Byzantine churches in the village of Apostoli.
Crete TOURnet WebPage
http://www.crete.tournet.gr/MainArea.jdp?ID=105 (1 img.) English German Greek

CHORDAKI (Settlement) SYVRITO

Hordaki
  The village of Hordaki is 43km from Rethimnon on the Rethimnon - Apostoli - Meronas - Hordaki road. There is a Byzantine church near the village.
Crete TOURnet WebPage
http://www.crete.tournet.gr/MainArea.jdp?ID=471 (2 img.) English German Greek

ELENES (Village) SYVRITO

Elenes
  The village of Elenes is 37km southeast of Rethimnon in the Amari Valley, on the road Rethimnon - Apostoli - Meronas - Elenes, and has a cave that had Neolithic and Minoan finds and Byzantine churches. The cave of the Margele where Neolithic and early Minoan finds were discovered is near the village on the opposite side but it is not easy to approach and is difficult to enter.

This text is cited Dec 2002 from the Crete TOURnet URL below, which contains image.

Crete TOURnet WebPage
http://www.crete.tournet.gr/MainArea.jdp?ID=273 (2 img.) English German Greek

GERAKARI (Village) SYVRITO

Gerakari
  The village of Gerakari, 41km southeast of Rethimnon in the Amari Valley on the road Rethimnon - Apostoli - Meronas - Gerakari, is known for its large production and excellent quality of fruit as well as for its Byzantine churches.

This text is cited Dec 2002 from the Crete TOURnet URL below, which contains image.

Crete TOURnet WebPage
http://www.crete.tournet.gr/MainArea.jdp?ID=272 (2 img.) English German Greek

KALOGEROS (Village) SYVRITO

Kalogeros
  The village of Kalogeros is 34km southeast of Rethimnon on the Rethimnon - Amari Valley road. Near the village of Kalogeros is the Byzantine church of Agia Marina.
Crete TOURnet WebPage
http://www.crete.tournet.gr/MainArea.jdp?ID=468 (1 img.) English German Greek

KARDAKI (Settlement) SYVRITO

Kardaki
  The village of Kardaki, 43km southeast of Rethimnon in the Amari Valley on the road Rethimnon - Apostoli - Meronas - Kardaki, is in the middle of a valley known for its fruit production. In Kardaki is the Byzantine church of Astratigos.
Crete TOURnet WebPage
http://www.crete.tournet.gr/MainArea.jdp?ID=474 (2 img.) English German Greek

MERONAS (Village) SYVRITO

Meronas
  The village of Meronas is 34km southeast of Rethimnon in the Amari Valley, on the road Rethimnon - Apostoli - Meronas. The village has a very attractive Byzantine church in it.
Crete TOURnet WebPage
http://www.crete.tournet.gr/MainArea.jdp?ID=475 (2 img.) English German Greek

MONASTIRAKI (Village) SYVRITO

Monastiraki
  The old village of Monastiraki is 38km southeast of Rethimnon in the Amari Valley, on the Rethimnon - Prasies - Apostoli - Assomaton Monastery - Monastiraki road. In Monastiraki there is an important Minoan settlement, and intriguing Byzantine churches.

This text is cited Dec 2002 from the Crete TOURnet URL below, which contains image.

Crete TOURnet WebPage
http://www.crete.tournet.gr/MainArea.jdp?ID=109 (4 img.) English German Greek

MONI ASSOMATON (Monastery) SYVRITO

Moni Assomaton
  The Assomaton Monastery is 35km southeast of Rethimnon on the Rethimnon - Amari Valley road. The monastery has a long history of support for the Cretan fight for freedom and for education. Before the monastery, on the right (east) side of the road, within the fields is the Byzantine church of Agia Paraskevi.
Crete TOURnet WebPage
http://www.crete.tournet.gr/MainArea.jdp?ID=108 (1 img.) English German Greek

PANTANASSA (Village) SYVRITO

Pantanassa
  The village is located 27km southeast from Rethimnon on a right exit from Filaki of the Amari Valley road (Rethimnon - Prasies - Filaki - Voleones - Pantanassa). Just before entering the village, on the road, is the two-aisled Byzantine church of Agios Ioannis and Agia Triada.

This text is cited Dec 2002 from the Crete TOURnet URL below, which contains image.

Crete TOURnet WebPage
http://www.crete.tournet.gr/MainArea.jdp?ID=395 (3 img.) English German Greek

PATSOS (Village) SYVRITO

Patsos
  The village of Patsos is 30km southeast from Rethimnon on a right exit at Filaki of the Amari Valley - Gerakari road (Rethimnon - Prasies - Filaki - Voleones - Patsos). The area of Patsos was an important worship site and possibly a city in antiquity. In addition, the remains of the large Byzantine church of the Panagia are here.

This text is cited Dec 2002 from the Crete TOURnet URL below, which contains image.

Crete TOURnet WebPage
http://www.crete.tournet.gr/MainArea.jdp?ID=467 (3 img.) English German Greek

SYVRITA (Ancient city) RETHYMNO

Sivritos
  The village of Thronos was built on a section of the ancient city of Sivritos. Sivritos was important during the Greek era (after 5 B.C.) and during Roman times. The city has a strategic position commanding the passage from north to south through the Amari valley. Certain scholars believe that ancient Soulia, present-day Agia Galini, was the port of Sivritos. Some remains of the ancient city, which was built on different levels, survive. The city walls are still visible in the hill above the village of Thronos.

This extract is cited Dec 2002 from the Crete TOURnet URL below, which contains images.

Crete TOURnet WebPage
http://www.crete.tournet.gr/Site.jdp?ID=284 (3 img.) English German Greek
http://www.interkriti.org/visits/agalini/sivritos/... (2 img.) Englishhttp://www.ellada.net/crete-info/rethymnosivritos.... (1 img.) English

THRONOS (Village) SYVRITO

Thronos
  The village of Thronos is 32km southeast from Rethimnon on the Rethimnon - Amari Valley - Agia Galini road. The area has important Byzantine churches, and above the village are the remains of the acropolis of ancient Sivritos.
Crete TOURnet WebPage
http://www.crete.tournet.gr/MainArea.jdp?ID=106 (1 img.) English German Greek
Sivritos/Throne
Sivritos was an important and autonomous city of the ancient Crete. The city was built in the location that today is the village of Thronos. It was located on a hill dominating the valley of Amari. The village of Thronos that is built on the location of Sivritos took its name by the episcopical seat of Sivritos (Thronos in Greek meaning throne, seat). In Thronos is located a wonderful Byzantine chapel of the 11th century dedicated to the Assumption of the Holy Mother.
http://www.ellada.net/crete-info/rethymnosivritos.... (1 img.) English

VRYSSES (Village) SYVRITO

Vrises
  Vrises is 45km southeast of Rethimnon in the Amari Valley, on the Rethimnon - Apostoli - Meronas - Vrises road. Vrises is an old village and it contains some Byzantine churches.
Crete TOURnet WebPage
http://www.crete.tournet.gr/MainArea.jdp?ID=473 (2 img.) English German Greek
 Greek & Roman Geography (ed. William Smith)

SYVRITA (Ancient city) RETHYMNO

Sybrita
Suthrita, Southrita, Southritos, Sithurtos, Eth. Sithrutios. A town of Crete, 8 M. P. from Eleutherna, and famous for its numerous and beautiful silver coins, which, though some of them belong to a very early period, are the finest specimens of the Cretan mint; the types are always connected with the worship of Dionysus or Hermes.
Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography (1854) (ed. William Smith, LLD)
http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/cgi-bin/ptext?doc=Per... English
 Local government WebPages
Sivrytos
33 km south east of Rethymno the village of Thronos is situated, where at the point of 'Kefala' archaeological research brought to light the remains of the ancient city of Sivrytos. Coins dating back to the period of the ancient city have been discovered during excavation works and are exhibited in the Archaeological Museum of Rethymno.
Rethymno Prefecture Tourism Committee WebPage
http://www.rethymnon.gr/culture/sivritos_en.htm English Greek
 Perseus Project
Sybrita
Sybrita: Perseus Lookup Tool, text search
http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/cgi-bin/vor?lang=en&f... English
 The Princeton Encyclopedia of Classical Sites

PANTANASSA (Village) SYVRITO

Pantanassa
  Six km W of Sybrita, a small fortified Greek city, with a second larger fortified city just 3 km to the E. Apparently occupied only in Classical and Hellenistic times, and abandoned before the Roman occupation, the city was sited on a N slope on the E edge of the Gorge of Patsos, and covered an area in excess of 2 hectares. On the E side, and sporadically on the S side, the defense wall can be seen, built to a width of 1.5 to 2 m. At least one projecting rectangular tower was built on the E wall, and there are traces of a corner tower at the S end of the E wall. At the SW corner of the site, a stretch of more crudely built wall ending in a semicircular bastion of about 4 m diameter, seems to be a late (?Hellenistic) addition or repair to the original Classical defenses.
  Both the city at Pantanassa and that nearby at Veni would presumably have belonged to the great city of Sybrita, but whereas Pantanassa saw no Roman occupation, the city at Veni was occupied continuously, it appears, from archaic to Roman times.

K. Branigan, ed.
This text is from: The Princeton encyclopedia of classical sites, Princeton University Press 1976. Cited Nov 2002 from Perseus Project URL below, which contains bibliography & interesting hyperlinks.

http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/cgi-bin/ptext?doc=Per... English

SYVRITA (Ancient city) RETHYMNO

Sybrita
  On a hill (Kephala, 618 m) dominating the watershed at the NW end of the enclosed and fertile Asomatos valley. Although remote, the city controlled the main route W of Mt. Ida from the S coast and Mesara plain to the N coast. First settled before the end of the Minoan period, it survived into the first Byzantine period. It was more important than the sparse literary and epigraphic references (mostly ca. 200 B.C.) indicate. Little is known of its history, but it was one of the early Cretan cities to strike coins (5th c. on), and was prosperous in the late archaic-Classical period; archaeological evidence shows that it flourished in the Hellenistic period and the 3d c. A.D. (in each case because of its position, during periods of flourishing trade). The city had a port on the S coast only (Soulia). Its fine coins portray Dionysos and Hermes (apparently the main deities), also Zeus and Apollo (?). To the city may belong the cult of Hermes Kranaios in a cave near Patsos to the W (dedications of LM III to the Roman period, but not all periods represented). Coins show that it was then, as now, a wine-producing area.
  The summit of Kephala formed the acropolis, and its lower terraces (mainly on the SW) the city area; some stretches of fine isodomic ashlar and a gate belonging to the city wall circuit (probably Hellenistic) have been found on the E side, but the line on the W is not certain though the location of an ancient necropolis at Yenna defines its maximum extent. Geometric sherds, archaic sherds and figurines, and Classical bronzeware and figurines have been found, but no related structures. On the slopes of Kephala are a number of terrace walls of uncertain date, and on the main SW terrace (Sta Marmara) are houses of the 3d-2d c. B.C. and a Late Roman house with mosaic. A number of large Roman buildings lie under the village of Thronos on the S terrace of Kephala, and the Early Christian basilica (probably 5th c.) with mosaics lies under the modern church and square. The temple of Dionysos may have been just SW of the summit of Kephala; on its W slope a terrace (Ellinika) has remains of houses, and higher up is the only spring on the acropolis slope itself. There was apparently a sanctuary at Ayia Photini near the watershed. The ancient necropoleis lay at Yenna to the SW, where most of the surviving gravestones were found, and at Sta Pelekita near Klisidi to the NE. In the Roman period settlement was less concentrated within the city area, and by late antiquity some of that area was no longer occupied for graves have been found inside the E wall. Besides the basilica, a number of remains of late brick and stone buildings survive W of Thronos.

D. J. Blackman, ed.
This text is from: The Princeton encyclopedia of classical sites, Princeton University Press 1976. Cited Nov 2002 from Perseus Project URL below, which contains bibliography & interesting hyperlinks.

http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/cgi-bin/ptext?doc=Per... English

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