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Meet the traditional village of Anogia

Meet the traditional village of Anogia

Anogia is a charming village located on the island of Crete, Greece.

Nestled in the foothills of Mount Psiloritis, Anogia is renowned for its stunning natural scenery, rich history and unique cultural traditions.

The village is home to around  2.917 inhabitants and is one of the few places on the island where the Cretan dialect is still widely spoken. Anogia is also known for its traditional architecture, with many of its buildings constructed from local stone and featuring unique design elements such as arched doorways and decorative wrought iron balconies.

Anogia is also famous for its cultural heritage. The village is renowned for its traditional music and dance, which can be heard and seen during festivals and celebrations throughout the year. Anogia is also home to several museums and cultural centers, where visitors can learn about the history and traditions of the village and the island.

Perhaps the most famous aspect of Anogia's cultural heritage is its role in the resistance against German occupation during World War II. The village was heavily targeted by the Germans due to its reputation as a center of resistance and many of its inhabitants were executed or imprisoned. Despite this, Anogia remained steadfast in its resistance efforts, earning a place in Greek history and folklore.