Area attractions

Argyroupolis / ancient Lappa

Argyroupolis is a village belonging to the municipality of Rethymno.

The village stands where on the site of the ancient city of Lappa, which was completely levelled to the ground by attacking Roman troops.

However it was rebuilt by Octavian Augustus, because residents helped him in his feud against Mark Anthony.

The sights include a mosaic from the Roman period. Just a small distance from the village you can visit an ancient necropolis. Today the area is famous for its idyllic springs immersed in lush vegetation, its old watermills and restaurants.

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