Georgioupolis to Argyroupolis

Private & Flexible Group Tour - Georgioupolis to Argyroupolis

Tour Description

Tour Category: Traditional Villages

Georgioupolis - Argyroupolis

Predetermined appointment for return or one hour before phone.

Tour Price:

All Fixed Price tours starts from Georgioupolis village and the price is based on tour stars & tour ends at Georgioupolis, or at maximum 2 km around Georgioupolis,

in case you want to pick you up from outside of the 2 km around Georgioupolis, we will send you our best offer as soon as we recive your email with the tour you are interest.

  • 1 to 4 People: 50 €
  • 5 to 8 People: 70 €

Argyroupolis Tour

A number of Venetian mansions can be found here till this day and excavations in the area have uncovered remarkable finds which trace back to the Late Geometric period. Loukia who is a local of Argyroupolis took us on a tour of her authentic, traditional family home.

The springs of Argyroupolis 

The springs of Argyroupolis are one of the highlights of the area. Numerous small waterfalls dominate the village, shaded by ancient plane trees.

Georgioupolis to Argyroupolis

Tour Price:

  • 1 to 4 People: 50 €
  • 5 to 8 People: 70 €

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Georgioupolis to Argyroupolis

Argyroupoli (Greek: Αργυρούπολη) is a village in the municipality of Lappa, Rethymno regional unit, Crete, Greece, with a population of 403 (2011 census) and an altitude of 260 m. It was previously known as Lappa or Lampa, Stimboli, and Polis.

It is the site of the ancient city (polis) of Lappa. In the Middle Ages, it was named Stimpoli(s) by reinterpretation as a single word ("in the city"), later simply Polis.[1] Until 1669, the name Αργυρούπολις 'Silver City' was used. In the seventeenth century, it was also called facetiously Σαμαρόπολις, Γαϊδαρόπολις 'donkey city', or Γαϊδουρόπολις. From 1868-1878, it was called Stambólköj in Turkish (that is, 'Stambol village'). The name Αργυρούπολις or Αργυρόπολις was revived in 1878.[2]

The name of the municipality of Lappa of which it is a part is a revival of the ancient name for the city.


Main article: Lappa (Crete)

Lappa was probably a colony of Tarrha.

It was taken by storm and almost entirely destroyed by the Romans. The emperor Augustus restored it and in consideration of the aid rendered him in his struggle with Marcus Antonius, he bestowed on the citizens their freedom, and with it the right of coinage.

The episcopal see is mentioned in the Notitiae episcopatuum as late as the twelfth and thirteenth centuries.[4]

It was re-established by the Orthodox Church about the end of the nineteenth century; the bishop resides in the monastery of Preveli.

It is also a titular see of the Catholic Church under the name Lappa[5][6] and previously under the name Lampa.[4]