Chania Alikianos

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Alikianos Chania: Alikianos is a small village located only 12 km from Chania Town. Accessible through the lush green valley of river Keritis, on the way to Alikianos visitors will pass from the stone bridge of the river that was constructed in 1908. This spot is a lovely place to relax and feel authentic nature.

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Alikianos is built at the most fertile part of Crete where rich orange trees grow and other green plants. Most of the inhabitants of Alikianos deal with agriculture and cattle-breeding. The village consists of modern and traditional stone-built houses. In the middle of the square lie several war monuments dedicated to the men who fought for the country.

A famous sightseeing in Alikianos is the Tower Da Molin that belonged to a Venetian ruler of the region in the Middle Ages. The myth says that this tower is haunted because a horrible crime happened there during the wedding party of Da Molin's daughter and the son of the Cretan revolutionist Georgios Kantaleon. The Venetian ruler did not agree with this wedding, so he threw a sleeping peel into the wine and then hung all the members of the Kantaleon family.

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