Sirikari

Ελληνικά Suomi

Sirikari (Greek: Σηρικάρι) is a small mountain village (elevation 509 m) located in western Crete, in the regional unit of Chania, Greece. It is part of the municipality of Kissamos. It is 55 km to the west from Chania and 17 km to the south from Kissamos. Sirikari differs from other typical Greek villages in that it comprises 12 scattered neighbourhoods (Kioliana, Micheliana, Kontokrithiana, Stratigianna, Megalo Chorio, Aghios Ioannis, Katsikandarianna, Tsichlianna, Sineniana, Tzortzianna, Kostogiannides and Marouliana or Felesiana). The ones that are not populated anymore are Micheliana and Marouliana or Felesiana). The name is suggested to derive from the Byzantine surname Sirikarios, which means the person who makes silk linen, generally the silk-worker.

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