Kiknos Studios , Kalamaki, Timbaki
Skotino Village
Gouves, Iraklion
Skotino Village

At a height of 140m. above sea-level, this village has 142 inhabitants and is 22.5 kms away from Iraklion. According to the villagers, the name comes from the church of Aghios Nikolaos Skotino at the entrance of a cave. It was built at the end of the Venetian period. Today an extra wing has been added, dedicated to Aghios Charalambos. This church of Aghios Nikolaos Skotino presumably functioned as a "Hedge School" (or "Hidden School") under Turkish rule when education had been banned. When the locals said: "We are going to Skotino (which also means "darkness")", they meant they were going to school.
Turkish administration refers to this place as Skotino Perasma in 1671.
Very close to the village (1.5 km) the cave of Aghia Paraskevi draws crowds of tourists and is well worth a visit.

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In and/or around Skotino Village:
(within a radius of 50 Km)

Marie-kelly Apartments Gouves, Iraklion
at 3.9km(N) from Skotino Village
Marie-Kelly Apartments

Kostas Tavern Gournes
at 4.2km(NW) from Skotino Village
Kostas Tavern

Stella Village Hotel **** Analipsi, Hersonissos
at 5km(NE) from Skotino Village
Stella Village Hotel ****

Creta Maris Beach Resort Hersonissos
at 7.7km(NE) from Skotino Village
Creta Maris Beach Resort

Flisvos Hotel Limin Hersonissos
at 7.9km(E) from Skotino Village
Flisvos Hotel

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