Chania Anopolis

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Anopolis Chania: Anopolis is a small mountainous village lying at a high altitude of 600 metres above the sea. It is located 84 km south of Chania Town and counts on many inhabitants most of whom are engaged in agriculture and cattle breeding.

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The small mountainous village consists of a beautiful landscape with lush greenery and the impressuve gorge of Aradena in close distance which is the only bungee jumping site in Greece and the deepest gorge in the Balkans.

In the ancient times, Anopolis flourished as an independent town and actually cut its own coins. During the Turkish occupation, the inhabitants rebelled many times asking for the freedom of Crete, but revolutions were suspended and the town was burnt down. A famous Cretan revolutionist from Anopolis was Daskalogiannis, whose bust is seen in the square of Anopolis.

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