Myrthios or Mirthios ( Μύρθιος ) is a village of the municipality Foinikas in Rethymnon, Crete
The name is derived from myrtle. The village is mentioned in the year 1577. Part of the buildings are two centuries old.
Myrthios, in the bakground the Kotsifou gorge, Summer 2005 [Source]
Pipe of a water mill below Myrthios (Source) The technique of these horizontal mill is very old but efficient for a weak waterflow.
Tourism and the production of olives is the main source of income.
The villages of the municipality Foinikas are:
- Agios Ioannis
- Agios Vasilios
- Kali Sikia
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