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Smári village

Town description

Smari, a picturesque village located 25 kilometres southeast of Heraklion, is a must-visit destination for those seeking an authentic Greek experience. The village is renowned for its charming old stone houses, narrow alleyways, and a pottery workshop that showcases the local craftsmanship. Smari is surrounded by vineyards and olive groves, making it a food lover’s paradise with plenty of cafes, tavernas, and mini markets that offer local delicacies and traditional cuisine.

In addition to its culinary delights, Smari is also rich in history. Visitors can explore the village’s past by visiting the numerous monuments and Byzantine churches that are scattered across its landscape. Despite its small size, Smari has a lot to offer visitors. It is an ideal place to relax and unwind, away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Visitors can take a leisurely stroll through the village’s narrow streets, admiring the traditional architecture and soaking up the local culture.

Whether you’re interested in history or seeking a peaceful retreat, Smari is the perfect destination. Its ancient ruins and Byzantine churches offer a fascinating glimpse into the island’s past, while its quaint charm and local cuisine make it an unforgettable experience.


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Most frequent asked questions

Where is Smari located?

Smari is located 25 kilometres southeast of Heraklion, on the island of Crete.

What can visitors expect to see in Smari?

Visitors can expect to see quaint old stone houses, narrow alleyways, a pottery workshop, numerous vineyards and olive groves, cafes, tavernas, and mini markets.

What kind of food can visitors try in Smari?

Visitors can try local delicacies and traditional cuisine in the cafes, tavernas, and mini markets.

Is Smari a historic town?

Yes, Smari is steeped in history, with monuments and Byzantine churches scattered across its landscape.

What is the atmosphere like in Smari?

Smari has a charming and picturesque atmosphere, with its old stone houses, narrow alleyways, and surrounding vineyards and olive groves.

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