Argiroupoli is a half an hours drive to the southwest of Rethymnon.
It used to be called Lappa (more about Lappa under Villages) but
from 1822 on it has been called Argiroupoli. The village centrum
is situated on top of a ridge, and the water fountains are at the
foot of the southern side of the mountain. There is a trail leading
from the village to the area with old mills and many taverns,
which the road to famous Asi Gonia also bypasses. (All the photos
are from the fountain area).
The springs in Argiroupoli
bring forth water all year round
The water flow was used to power mills and diverted into water reservoirs. Ancient water pools and stony aqueducts are still clearly
visible. Some of the water is nowadays taken to Rethymnon. The water springs and trees make eating out at the taverns a pleasant and cool experience even at high summer temperatures, and the sound of flowing water can be heard everywhere adding to the experience.
The water flows everywhere. It feels like the water is constantly bursting out of the hidden overflowing water reserves of the mountain.
The aqueducts were constructed by the Romans
The restaurants serve traditional Cretan food and are popular among the tourists and the local people as well
The idyllic taverns are ready and waiting for customers
The water is clean and pure and taken to be served straight from the spring
From the tavern table you can admire the streaming brook coming down from the mountain
Plants and trees here are exceptionally lush
The area is especially beautiful at dusk.
Coordinates for Argiroupoli: 35°17’11.63″N 24°19’56.46″E
Book a HOTEL from Argiroupoli.