Kreta: Wanderung in die Schlucht der Mühlen (Myli, Rethymnon)
Wolf_gang went for a hike.
May 6, 2017
Myli gorgeThe Myli Gorge (Greek φαράγγι των μύλων, gorge of the mills) is a south to north gorge in northern Crete. It is located southeast of Rethymno and had since the time of the Venetian rule in Crete numerous water mills. Its remains are today a document of pre-industrial agricultural work processes. In the gorge are numerous, sometimes rare plants and animals.The gorge is accessible through a hiking trail along the mill stream, which rises on the northern slope of the 811 meter high mountain Angali.In the gorge are the remains of numerous lavishly constructed buildings, bridges and canals for water mills, created in the 16th century, at the time of the Venetian rule in Crete, and partly in operation until the 1970s. It was mainly grain mills that processed the wheat grown in the area.In the 1960s, the population left the old village of Kato Myli to relocate to more convenient location (Nei Myli).From Wikipedia
May 9, 2017