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Menies

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Menies

Menies

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Menies or Diktynna is located 45 km northwest of Chania, at the northeastern tip of Cape Rhodopou. It is a wonderful secluded beach with pebbles and deep clear blue waters. It is not affected by the usual winds of the area and it is an ideal destination for relaxation, far away from the urban centers. About 1 km southwest of the beach, there is the very old monastery of Agios Georgios. It was built in the 9th century but was abandoned after the constant raids of the pirates. A fortified tower of the 16th century in the precincts of the monastery, warned of the arrival of enemy or pirate ships. The Menies are located at the site of Ancient Diktynna. Diktynna was the most important sanctuary of the goddess Britomartis, who has been combined with the goddess Artemis, which received believers from all the widths and lengths of the island. Vritomartis was worshiped here in Hellenistic and Roman Era. There are still a few ruins from the ancient Roman temple, while the ruins of the Hellenistic temple are being sought.
Menies or Diktynna is located 45 km northwest of Chania, at the northeastern tip of Cape Rhodopou. It is a wonderful secluded beach with pebbles and deep clear blue waters. It is not affected by the usual winds of the area and it is an ideal destination for relaxation, far away from the urban centers. About 1 km southwest of the beach, there is the very old monastery of Agios Georgios. It was built in the 9th century but was abandoned after the constant raids of the pirates. A fortified tower of the 16th century in the precincts of the monastery, warned of the arrival of enemy or pirate ships. The Menies are located at the site of Ancient Diktynna. Diktynna was the most important sanctuary of the goddess Britomartis, who has been combined with the goddess Artemis, which received believers from all the widths and lengths of the island. Vritomartis was worshiped here in Hellenistic and Roman Era. There are still a few ruins from the ancient Roman temple, while the ruins of the Hellenistic temple are being sought.

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11/12/2023
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