Myriokefala (Μυριοκέφαλα) is a local community of the Rethymno Municipality in the Rethymno (regional unit) of the region of Crete established by Kallikratis reform. Previously, it was part of municipality of Lappa. Capital of the new municipality is Rethymno.
Geography, origin of name, history
It is located 33 kilometers southwest of Rethymno, on the northwestern outskirts of the Kryoneritis mountain (height 1228 m) in an altitude of 500 meters  with great view to the the valley of Asi Gonia. Its name is due to the myriad (many) heads, ie hills, on which the village was built. Myriokefala is being occupied since the Venetian period. .
Population of Myriokefala
Name 1913 1920 1928 1940 1951 1961 1971 1981 1991 2001
Myriokefala 315 267 251 297 325 324 285 266 281 402
Maroulou - 113 91 88 86 69 63 76 59 55
Total 315 380 342 385 411 393 348 342 340 457
Attractions: Monuments, Temples, important buildings
The Church of Virgin Mary at Myriokefala
Fresco within the church
The Monastery of the Virgin, which dates back to the 10th century. .
There is bus service (KTEL) from/to Rethymno serving Myriokefala 
List of settlements in the Rethymno regional unit
Photo Gallery, Web site of municipality of Rethymno retrieved at 9 April 2012
Cycling routes, Web site of Tourism Promotion Committee of Rethymno Prefecture, retrieved at 9 Arpil 2012
^ Papyrus Larousse Britannica, Athens, 1996
^ "Ottoman Settlements". Istitute for Mediterranean Studies, Digital Crete. Retrieved 21 April 2012.
^ Hellenic Statistical Authority, Digital Library (ELSAT), Census (Greek and English)
^ "Route: Rethymno - Atsipopoulo - Aghios Andreas - Ano Valsamonero - Monopari - Roustika - Aghios Konstantinos - Argyroupoli - Episkopi". Tourism Promotion Committee of Rethymno Prefecture. Retrieved 21 April 2012.
^ Bus timetables (in german)retrieved at 21 April 2012]
Medieval Greece / Byzantine Empire
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