Amari is undoubtedly a jewel of the Prefecture of Rethymnon, a place with a long history and culture, endowed at the same time with unparalleled natural beauty. The villages of Amari are built on the mountain slopes and in the valley for many centuries and, their names, with a few exceptions, can be found in Venetian manuscripts. Nowadays, the past and the present coexist harmoniously in picturesque settlements. The visitor here will see next to modern buildings and squares, stone-built arched houses with arched doors and traditional fountains with running water, old churches, and historical buildings, all in a pleasant coexistence with the background of the verdant Amari valley, which is formed by the Psiloritis mountain in the east and the Kedros mountain in the west.
Traditional settlements with stone-built houses, settlements on the ruins of Ancient cities, and green and cosmopolitan settlements are here for you to explore and learn about their great history. Walk through their picturesque alleys, see their unique monuments, and meet their wonderful people who keep alive the traditions of their place.