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Periphery: Crete
Prefecture : Heraklion

Tympaki (Greek: Τυμπάκι) is a town and a former municipality in the Heraklion peripheral unit, Crete, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Faistos, of which it is a municipal unit.[1] It is located on the south coast, between Agia Galini and Matala. Population 10,000 (2001). In 2005, a major container harbor and free trade zone had been rumored to be built in the area. As of January 2009, it appears the project has been canceled, in part due to the strong opposition from the local population.[2]


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The Museum of Cretan Ethnology, established in 1973 is located in the village of Vori. It conducts important ethnological research into Crete. The ancient city Phaistos is located south of Vori.

Division of the municipality

  • Tympakion / Τ.δ. Τυμπακίου [ 5312 ]
    • Tympakion / το Τυμπάκιον [ 5007 ]
    • Kokkinos Pyrgos / ο Κόκκινος Πύργος [ 305 ]
  • Voroi / Τ.δ. Βώρων -- οι Βώροι [ 755 ]
  • Grigoria / Τ.δ. Γρηγορίας -- η Γρηγορία [ 214 ]
  • Kamares / Τ.δ. Καμαρών -- οι Καμάρες [ 437 ]
  • Kamilarion / Τ.δ. Καμηλαρίου [ 452 ]
    • Kamilarion / το Καμηλάριον [ 289 ]
    • Agios Ioannis / ο Άγιος Ιωάννης [ 88 ]
    • Kalamakion / το Καλαμάκιον [ 75 ]
  • Klima / Τ.δ. Κλήματος -- το Κλήμα [ 307 ]
  • Lagolion / Τ.δ. Λαγολίου -- το Λαγολίον [ 102 ]
  • Magarikarion / Τ.δ. Μαγαρικαρίου [ 511 ]
    • Magarikarion / το Μαγαρικάριον [ 333 ]
    • Kalochorafitis / ο Καλοχωραφίτης [ 115 ]
    • Kissoi / οι Κισσοί [ 63 ]
  • Pitsidia / Τ.δ. Πιτσιδίων [ 781 ]
  • Sivas / Τ.δ. Σίβα -- ο Σίβας [ 401 ]
  • Faneromeni / Τ.δ. Φανερωμένης [ 729 ]

Ancient Kommos near Pitsidia

Matala caves [Source]

Voroi

Voroi (or Vori) is a village around 3 km north of the archaeological site of Phaistos

Another archaeological site in the municipality of Tympaki is Agia Triada

Museum of Cretan Ethnology.

References

^ Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (Greek)

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