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Ano Asites

A village in the municipality of Heraklion with the 'Kallikratis "in a beautiful natural environment with great history and tradition.

In a document of 1393 first time encounter the name of the village and all recordings made in Crete from 1577 onwards. Etymology of the Assini or Assites (= from Assos, a city of Mysia) soldiers who settled in the region after the reconquest of Crete by Nicephorus Phocas (961).

And the village was completely destroyed by the earthquake of 1857 and lost the traditional architectural beauty and distinctiveness, while the revolutionists were all Cretan revolutions of the 19th century.

In the German occupation in the village (and the Lower Assites) was a center of organized resistance movements and persecuted and fugitives, featuring family members Bantouva.

The visit and stay in the village ( Prinos - Traditional Houses ) ensures pleasant and very interesting option beautiful trails ( canyon St. Haralambos , St. Anthony gorge , mountain lodge , cemetery of ancient Rizinia ), visit the Folklore Museum , the Nychteridospilio and many other places of natural beauty that exist in the region.

You know more people involved traditional occupations (construction bells for flocks, basketry) that have almost forgotten nowadays.

In shops catering and cafes will experience the Cretan hospitality, the delicious traditional dishes from local produce and especially forage (local goat meat, homemade pork, apaki sausage or thick tsiladia, etc.), dairy (Anthotyros, Gruyere, Kefalotiri, Myzithra, xynomyzithra, buttermilk, yogurt, etc.) and the village (Pano and Kato Assites) have specific and long tradition of farming.

A great experiences you can live with a visit to "the beehive hat" for direct contact with the "world of bees", while genuine and unadulterated bee products you can taste, and should be bought from four beekeepers village .

In the area of Ano Asites in Municipal Unity of Gorgolaini established permanent wildlife refuge with no. 1467.- F.E.K.753B/15-06-2001.


 

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General view of the settlement of Ano Asites old tank Canyon St. Haralambos wildflowers prickly pear Wild flower with butterfly Fountain in the lower neighborhood Cultural Society of Ano Asites Folk Museum of Upper Asites front Folk Museum of Upper Asites Entrance- Cat Facade Mattheaki family home neighborhood in the lower Upper Asites pale garland of roses. Lower neighborhood Upper starvation. Nicholas House Kopidakis - Garland wildflowers Gorge Saint Charalambos church interior Traditional Bells / profession Interior Home Mattheaki neighborhood in Lower Upper Asites Interior of living room in the lower house Mattheaki neighborhood Upper Asites cellar under house Mattheaki neighborhood Upper Asites External view Folklore Museum Upper Asites Interior Folklore Museum Upper Asites Interior Folklore Museum Upper Asites Entrance Folklore Museum Upper Asites Upper St. Anthony Gorge Assites Church of St. Anthony in the gorge beehives Spiros and Manolis Liapakis beehives Spiros and Manolis Liapakis beehives Spiros and Manolis Liapakis beehives Spiros and Manolis Liapakis beehives Spiros and Manolis Liapakis Warehouse Warehouse Nick Kopidakis - Apple Grower Nick Kopidakis - Apple Grower Nick Kopidakis - Apple Grower Nick Kopidakis - Apple Grower cafe proprietor - mother and son Liapakis George - lyre player - New Farmer Ms. Evangelia - Baskets - Keychain - Reel Ms. Evangelia - Baskets - Keychain - Reel κα Βαγγελιώ - Πανέρια - Μπρελόκ - Ανέμη Ms. Evangelia - Baskets - Keychain - Reel Seamstress - Mrs. Rena Seamstress - Mrs. Rena Parassiris Cheese Dairy Parassiris Cheese Dairy Parassiris Cheese Dairy
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