The majestic Cretan mainland
Rent a Car Heraklion airport For a trip to Anogia and Zoniana. The mountain village Anogia situated at an altitude 700m on the side of Mount Ida in the hinterland of Rethymno Prefecture.
The village Anogia razed by the Germans during the Second World War, and all the men of the village who had not managed to escape were killed in reprisal for partisan fighters.
The village is also known as the birthplace of Nick Xylouris one of the most famous Cretan musicians of all time. He died in 1980 at the age of 43 and became a legend. Every July Anogia organises Yakinthia, a festival dedicated to music, theatre and art.
Do not forget to visit the nearby cave of Zoniana (Sfentoni Cave), which is considered one of the best caves of Crete with amazing stalagmites and stalactites.