Spili - tradition within splendid nature

Spili is a beautiful, traditional village impressively located at the foot of Mt. Vorizi which hovers over the town, and some 30 km south of Rethymnon town.


Its cobbled streets, flowering shrubs and arches are a photographers dream.

Spili is known for its Venetian fountain with a long row of 19 stone lion’s heads splashing cool water into the trough below.

Street in SpiliShop in SpiliChurch in SpiliChurch yard in SpiliSpili Spring WaterFountainStreetTraditional KafeneionTulipa CreticaSpili CafesPlanted StepsView from above

Spili’s location in the center of northern and southern Crete is most convenient for exploring this part of the island with its various routes, especially by hiking and cycling.

Spili Fountain

At 450 metres above sea level, it offers the most welcome cool evenings during the summer and an early spring at the end of January with a spectacular display of wild flowers; red poppies and mustard yellow flowers carpet the olive groves whereas on uncultivated ground wild anemones, tulips and delicate orchids bloom.

Spili Map

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How to get there:
There are regular public buses from and to Rethymnon.