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Periphery: Crete
Prefecture : Chania

Kolymbari municipality (Source)

Kolymvari (Greek: Κολυμβάρι, Δήμος Κολυμβαρίου), also known as Kolymbari (Greek: Κολυμπάρι), is a town and former municipality in the Chania peripheral unit, Crete, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Platanias, of which it is a municipal unit.[1]


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It was part of the former Kissamos province which covered the northwest of Chania Prefecture. Kolymvari is a working coastal town at the southern end of the Rodopou peninsula and is a local centre for commerce and fishing. It does not have a sandy beach and is thus not as popular with tourists as the nearby resorts of Maleme and Platanias. Near the town is the historic Moni Gonia Monastery. The Spiliakos river enters the sea at Kolymvari. The municipal unit of Kolymvari covers the Rodopou peninsula at the end of the Gulf of Chania and some villages to the south. Most of the peninsula is uninhabited and rather barren, with most villages close to Kolymvari at the southern end. The municipal unit also includes Rodopou, Afrata, Vasilopoulo, Spilia, Kares, Episkopi, Vouves, Glossa, Panethimos, Nochia, Deliana, Drakona, Ravdouchas, Kalidonia, and Kamisiana.

Gonia Monastery (Moni Odigitrias Kyrias Gonias or Moni Gonia )

Gonia Monastery

Division of the municipality, population 5346 in the year 2001

See also

List of communities of Chania


References

^ Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (Greek)

Divisions of the Chania prefecture

Provinces of the Chania prefecture

Apokoronas | Kissamos | Kydonia | Selino | Sfakia

Municipalities of the Chania prefecture

Akrotiri | Anatoliko Selino | Armeni | Chania | Eleftherios Venizelos | Fres | Georgioupoli | Innachori | Kandanos | Keramia | Kissamos | Kolymvari | Kryonerida | Mousouri | Mythimna | Nea Kydonia | Pelekanos | Platanias | Sfakia | Souda | Theriso | Vamos | Voukolies

Non-municipal communities of the Chania prefecture

Asi Gonia | Gavdos

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