Itanos

Itanos (Greek: Ίτανος) is a municipality in the Lasithi prefecture, Crete, Greece. Population 2514 (2001). The seat of the municipality is in Palaikastro.

Remains of ancient Itanos [Source]

The municipality was named after the ancient city Itanos. A settlement existed since the prehistoric period. Important was Itanos in the classical and Hellenistic period. Hieraptyna and Itanos in cooperation were the centers of East Creta since 140 BC.

In 795 AD the city was destroyed by an earthquake. It was rebuild but in the 15th century citizens left the city due to pirat attacks.

Division of the municipality

  • Palaikastro / Δ.δ. Παλαικάστρου [ 1.414 ]
  • Zakros / Δ.δ. Ζάκρου [ 955 ]
    • Zakros / η Ζάκρος [ 769 ]
    • Agios Georgios / ο Άγιος Γεώργιος [ 20 ]
    • Adravastoi / οι Αδραβάστοι [ 42 ]
    • Azokeramos / ο Αζοκέραμος [ 35 ]
    • Kato Zakros / ο Κάτω Ζάκρος [ 24 ]
    • Kellaria / τα Κελλάρια [ 17 ]
    • Klisidion / το Κλησίδιον [ 4 ]
    • Xerokampias / ο Ξεροκαμπιάς [ 34 ]
    • Sfaka / η Σφάκα [ 10 ]
  • Karydion / Δ.δ. Καρυδίου (Σητείας) [ 122 ]
  • Mitaton / Δ.δ. Μητάτου [ 23 ]
    • Mitaton / το Μητάτον [ 7 ]
    • Agios Nikolaos / ο Άγιος Νικόλαος [ 0 ]
    • Vrysidion / το Βρυσίδιον [ 3 ]
    • Kryonerion / το Κρυονέριον [ 4 ]
    • Xirolimni / η Ξηρολίμνη [ 7 ]
    • Chonos / ο Χώνος [ 2 ]

See also

Moni Toplou,

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Municipalities of the Lasithi Prefecture

Agios Nikolaos | Ierapetra | Itanos | Lefki | Makrys Gialos | Neapoli | Oropedio Lasithiou | Sitia

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