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Spili is a picturesque village of Crete near Rethymnon town

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Visit quaint Spili for a cool break in the hot summer months


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Spili is a small town situated south of Rethimnon on the route Rethymnon - Spili - Agia Galini. It is situated at an altitude of 450 meters above sea level, so it normally cools down in the evenings, which can be a blessing in  the hot summer months. The name Spili comes from the Greek word for cave (spilia) and the village is a pleasant and lively small town and a perfect place to make a stop when you are heading down south. In the center of the village square with the two huge plane trees, you see the Kefalovrisi (i.e. the main spring). This is a series of 25 fountains with the form of a lion head, from the mouths of which 330 cubic meters of water flow every hour, at a constant temperature of 13 °C. Around Kefalovrisi you‘ll find several taverns with genuine Cretan cuisine, coffee shops and folk art shops. Very popular is the European Union footpath E4 20 “Spili – Gerakari” which passes from the chapel of the Holy Spirit in the midst of olive groves, to the village's north. Also, near the village begins the most beautiful gorge of Rethymno, “Kourtaliotiko”, that leads to the famous palm forest of Preveli. If you are looking for high quality accommodation in the wider area, explore the available rent-a-villa options. 

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