We hereby mention a few segments from Mythology, History and Literature, which mention Axos or Oaxos, as it was named in the ancient years.

"There is in Crete the town of Oaxos, where the King was Etearhos......"

HERODOTUS History book D

Herodotus mentions Axos " as one of the most important Cretan towns, with sea trade also ". In this segment Herodotus describes the colonization of Kirini, mentions Axos since Vattos, the planter of Kirini, was Fronimi's son, Etearhos's daughter, king of this town.

"Tapidum Gretae veniemus Oaxen..."
To arrive quickly at the Oaxos of Crete

Virgilius, Elections I, 66

"On the specific day Kekinas came with his friends at the Axos castle. The farm they are arguing for is not far from this area..."

Cicero, pro A Caecina paragraph. 7

"To call the first hundred men Ideous Daktilous born in Crete..."


"These Ideous Daktiklous mother Aghiali, being in labor pain and arriving in Oaxia land with her two hands, she delivered them..."

Appolonius Rodius

"Oaxos - Xenion from Oaxus, son of Akalidus daughter of Minos..."

Stefanos Vizantios

"….for it is steep, because they named those areas Axous"
- For naming Axos -

Stefanus Vizantios

"North at the roots of Idi, lays the biggest village of the island, Axos. It is built near the set out of a river and I could distinguish there caves, others were small, others were big, which are habitable. It is said that Rea brought her son Dias in these caves and gave him to Kourites to bring him up secretly. These people (Kourites) still exist today and looks like they live in this village. The residents of Axos come from them. They live and everybody likes them, they are free and they are hard at war. Thousands and more with arches and arrows can parade outside the village..."

Cristoforo Buondelmonti, Description of Crete Island 1415

R. PASHLEY honorable English man jurisprudent and historical during his trip in Crete and visiting Axos mentions in his book among others the following:

"While I was in Axos they showed me a lot of coins of the ancient town which had been found during ploughing. From the forty that I bought about most of them were cretan and sixteen of them were from Axos. "

He also mentions for many signs that he saw and read.

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Driving Directions

Please during your arrival follow the proposed route as depicted by the map on our website. Notice that a big part of the route is on an old two lane road with a lot of turns. If you are coming from Chania head east via VOAK/E75/A90 toward RETHYMNON and continue until you reach PANORMO (80klms/1h15m). Follow the EXIT to PANORMO and direct south toward PERAMA (5klms/8min). Then move toward DAFNEDES (5.8klms/10min), continue to GARAZO (5.8klms/10min) and KATERIANA (5.6klms/9min). From KATERIANA continue further south toward AXOS. After 1.5klms and 200m before the entrance to the village turn left and follow the road to Enagron Cretan Ecotourism Village.

If you are coming from Heraklion Airport. Head west via VOAK/E75/A90 toward RETHYMNON. After 12 klms (10min) turn right to EXIT GAZI/ANOGIA. Move west toward TYLISOS (6.6klms/15min), direct toward GONIES (12klms/17min) and continue to SISARCHA (4.6klms/17min). Follow the same direction to Anogia (2.7klms/6min) and then head toward AXOS (7.5klms/15min). After your entrance to the village follow the sign to Enagron Cretan Ecotourism Village.

Enagron Ecotourism Village

  • Axos Mylopotamou, 74051, Crete, Greece.
  • Tel: +30 28340 61611
  • Fax: +30 28340 61050
  • ΜΗΤΕ 1041Κ033Α0008501


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