Villa Elena - Location


Useful info about the location.

Municipality of Arkadi - Viran Episkopi

The village of Viran Episkopi (meaning ruined or burnt Diocese) is located 14 km or 15' drive east of Rethymnon, on the old national road to Perama and at an altitude of 110m.

After the liberation of Crete from the Saracens by the Venetians, the old dioceses were established again, some of which had moved their headquarters.

In 1842 the first diocese A(g)riou moved to location of the Viran (which in Turkish means "ruin") Episkopi.