Nikiforos Fokas

For the emperor, see Nikephoros II.
Nikiforos Fokas
Νικηφόρος Φωκάς
Nikiforos Fokas

Coordinates: 35°18′N 24°24′E / 35.300°N 24.400°E / 35.300; 24.400Coordinates: 35°18′N 24°24′E / 35.300°N 24.400°E / 35.300; 24.400
Country Greece
Administrative region Crete
Regional unit Rethymno
Municipality Rethymno
Population (2011)[1]
  Municipal unit 8,911
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
  Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Vehicle registration ΡΕ

Nikiforos Fokas (Greek: Νικηφόρος Φωκάς) is a former municipality in the Rethymno regional unit, Crete, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Rethymno, of which it is a municipal unit.[2] It was named after the 10th century Byzantine Emperor Nikephoros II Phokas, who retook the island from the Muslims. Population 8,911 (2011). The seat of the municipality was in Gonia. The ancient city of Eleutherna is located within the municipal unit.


  1. "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority.
  2. Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (Greek)

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