|Coordinates: 35°15′N 24°19′E / 35.250°N 24.317°ECoordinates: 35°15′N 24°19′E / 35.250°N 24.317°E|
|• Population||309 (2011)|
|• Area (km2)||13.226|
|Time zone||EET (UTC+2)|
|• Summer (DST)||EEST (UTC+3)|
Myriokefala is a local community of the Rethymno Municipality in the Rethymno (regional unit) of the region of Crete established by Kallikratis reform. Previously, it was part of municipality of Lappa. Capital of the new municipality is Rethymno.
Geography, origin of name, history
It is located 33 kilometers southwest of Rethymno, on the northwestern outskirts of the Kryoneritis mountain (height 1228 m) in an altitude of 500 meters with great view to the valley of Asi Gonia. Its name is due to the myriad (many) heads, i.e. hills, on which the village was built. Myriokefala is being occupied since the Venetian period.
Attractions: Monuments, Temples, important buildings
There is bus service (KTEL) from/to Rethymno serving Myriokefala
- Photo Gallery, Web site of municipality of Rethymno retrieved at 9 April 2012
- Cycling routes, Web site of Tourism Promotion Committee of Rethymno Prefecture, retrieved at 9 April 2012
- "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority.
- Papyrus Larousse Britannica, Athens, 1996
- "Ottoman Settlements". Institute for Mediterranean Studies, Digital Crete. Retrieved 21 April 2012.
- Hellenic Statistical Authority, Digital Library (ELSAT), Census (Greek and English)
- "Route: Rethymno - Atsipopoulo - Aghios Andreas - Ano Valsamonero - Monopari - Roustika - Aghios Konstantinos - Argyroupoli - Episkopi". Tourism Promotion Committee of Rethymno Prefecture. Retrieved 21 April 2012.
- Bus timetables (in german) retrieved at 21 April 2012]