Rethymno Roussospiti

Located 9 km southeast of Rethymno at an altitude of 300 meters  It was built in the 12th century by the Venetians, as evidenced by the Venetian buildings of the village (arches, gates, fountains). At that time the village was built a house "Russo", ie red and thus named the village and there is a version to built this house a Russian (Roussa) woman and so named. In 1583 they recorded 157 inhabitants.

The village lies on the slope of Vrisinas at an altitude of 300 meters and 9 km from Rethymno with 374 inhabitants. To get to Roussospiti, Rethymno, follow Theotokopoulou Street, after about 10 minutes is no one in the village, after having gone through the Small Anogia and the Monastery of St. Irene. There is another path, 9 km., From Missiria node, passing the monastery Halevi.

In the village with wonderful views of the Cretan Sea (described as "balcony of Rethymno" ) there are many Venetian houses, a fountain of the 17th century and the church of Virgin Mary, where several frescoes.
Attractions Monuments, Temples Important Buildings

In the village are preserved several Venetian buildings more characteristic next to the Church of the Virgin Mary that has three floors with vaulted ground floor crossing.

Our Lady of Roussospiti is a small single-nave church, like most churches in Crete. Built in the early 14th century and later spread west to a higher cast.  Preserved monument / tomb divisions that existed within the

Christ of the Crucifixion is one of the best preserved frescoes of the church and one of the most dynamic forms of Cretan art.

(Holy Water) Onoufriou the Saint (June 12) [9].

 The Fountain of Roussospiti: The village and famous fountain dating back to the 17th century. The Gerola characterizes "cute" and not wrong if you observe carefully. It consists of a semicircular apse flanked by pairs of columns are developed which support the architrave. The spout is in the form a lion's head.

Near the village there is the cave of Ligeri, which belonged to a leventogynaika, the Lygeri, which arrested the Turks and sold in the Middle. East.

There are two canyons that have great natural beauty [11]

 Daily life, Ethnolaografia

The village make up the old village and the "expansion area". The old settlement includes the neighborhoods: Up and Down Rouga and Mesochori and is built on the rim of the canyon. The site of the new settlement includes the neighborhoods: Koprana, cemetery, Rubble, Pentari Gerokolympos, Papadakis Head etc. [12] In the village there is a feast to celebrate the Holy Friday (July 26) [13] and in honor of the Holy Spirit (movable feast) [12]
Church affiliation

The village church is dedicated to Saint Paraskevi. Church belongs to St. Episcopal District of Metropolis Rethymno and Avlopotamos, the Church of Crete.

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Friday, 15 November 2013 00:00


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