Our Village of Argiroupoli
Our Village of Argiroupolis
A few words about the Region
Argiroupoli is situated 20 kilometers southwest to Rethymno and 38 kilometers southeast to Hania. The village, which is classified as traditional settlement of medium cultural value, has an impressive view to the Cretan Sea and olive groves that reach to the sea. On the way to Argiroupoli we see Episcopi and Archontiki villages and lots of taverns with excellent food cooked with local products.
Argiroupoli is built on the remains of Ancient Lappa dating back to 220 AD. It is famous for the water springs of Agia Dynami at the entrance to the village, in a leafy area with lots of natural waterfalls.
Just 2 kilometers from the village, on the crossroad to village Kato Poros, you will see the Ancient Necropolis. In the area there are water springs, old watermills and lots of cultivations of citrus fruits and avocado, as well as an organized picnic place. Visit the church of Pente Parthenes (Holy Five Virgins) next to the graves, one of the most important religious monuments in western Crete, with a long tradition.