a traditional untouched Cretan village
The Pemonia is built on the foot of the "Lefka Ori" mountain range and operate a fairly fertile valley with vineyards and olive trees. It is a traditional settlement with a strong Cretan spirit. The traditional architecture is preserved in excellent condition.
An important Byzantine church of Saint George, which has been recently renovated is still preserved, and all indications suggest that inhabited since ancient times and was a rich area. The name of the village in the late Venetian period was POMOGNA BAROZZI, which means field and mansion house of BAROZZI family.
The Barozzi family dominated the surrounding area and had plenty of power. When the area was occupied by the Turks back in 1645 the name changed in Pomona and after many years became Pemonia.
Back in our days you'll find friendly residentswho always look to invite you for coffee or raki as you pass from their village. In the nearby villages at less than 2 km away, there are many traditional taverns serving genuine traditional Cretan dishes made with excellent local products. Local people, who can appreciate what Cretan cuisine has to offer, often choose the taverns in Agioi Pantes (just 1.5 km away), Tzitzifes (1.5 km away) and Melidoni (2 km away) for their excellent food. If you go as far as Kalyves (9 km), there is a nice sandy beach and Vrysses (4km) you will find big supermarkets where you can buy anything you like.
Every year on 15th August there is the Holy spirit celebration which is the most interesting Cretan festival happens in Pemonia. It's really nice to make a visit that day.
Nearest Airport: Chania Airport 30km
Nearest Port : Souda Port - 25km