- Near Villages
On the western slopes of the hill AmigdalokeFalon, just 35 kilometers from Heraklion, at an altitude of 440 meters, lies the settlement Amourgelles. It is one of the villages that were settled by refugees in the early 20th century and today as their main occupation, the locals produce olive and vineyard products.
In 1823 a particularly bloody battle was held at Amourgelles, between the troops of Hussein Pasha, who finally prevailed, and a few Cretan rebels, led by Roussos Vourdoumpas. Today, the settlement of Amourgelles is known for its beautiful lake of the homonymous dam, just a few kilometers south of the village.