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Venerato

This two residential complexes (Old and New, 200 meters apart) which are 20 kilometers from Heraklion on the old Messara - Phaistos at an altitude of about 300 meters. The new settlement was created after 1955, while in the Old Venetian times.

The name of the village appears for the first time in a document of the Ducal Archives since 1369 and is present in all subsequent censuses to date.

This beautiful village rightly chosen as a holiday destination by Venetian nobles. Rebuilt villas, houses some of which have survived (eg family houses Chelidoni , Sakalaki , Tsagkarantoni etc.) and mansions (eg Venetian Palace - Sarai ,) and village presented the appearance of the diocese of Venice in wealth and luxury (since described as "despite onion leaves Venice»!).

The village's history is rich and is closely linked with the adjacent historic Paliani Monastery as revolutionists and shelter Hainides the Ottoman years, but the years of German occupation, shelter persecuted, conference center of rebel groups, Centre for supplying food and supplies, etc.). From Venerato came revolutionaries and scholars as the chieftain Anthony Xenakis -Tsagkarantonis, Housekeeper scholar Neophytos, Metropolitan Letitsis and others.

In addition to the wonderful path to Paliani Monastery you can enjoy the visitor would be remiss not to visit and museum - report «report piety and handicraft items» housed in buildings of Monastery , but the exhibition at the Cultural Center of the Archdiocese.

Other routes or places of natural beauty that can be seen by a visitor is Gorge in St.Fanourios with nice riverside Footpaths as the Monastery of Paliani the "Secretary Spiliara", the spectacular cliffs - karst encountered, the watermills (Petras mill, mill Tsagkarantoni), etc.

Features also visit Venerato points are: ancient wine presses at "Magadha , the pottery and sculpture - wood carving, handmade jewelery workshops, the wineries «Idea Winery» and «Winery Chondrozoumakis» .

The diversity of the flora ensures excellent quality honey production, product the visitor to obtain pure and clean from the three producers - beekeepers operating in the village, but mostly fine quality grapes (wine and table) and is a of the villages has been included in the "Wine Route».

The Venerato today is known from International Sculpture Symposium , the organization of plays and performances and other artistic and seminars organized by the Cultural Association of active co-organized with the assistance of the Municipality of Heraklion.

A lot of events organized by the Cultural Association throughout the year like the last Sunday of March (fight veteran players ), revival of the custom "Gathering of Love" on Easter Sunday in the square "platsa", "Vegera in Akra 'the last Sunday of July, concert day celebration St.Fanourios' tasting contest" the day of St. George Methystis and other.

   The settlement Venerato not classified as traditional (N. Ministry of Environment and Ministry of Culture, 1469-1450), but as stated in the decision has many traditional elements.


 

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