Pefkos is a Village in Vianno in Heraklion in the Crete Region of Greece and is located at an altitude of 605 meters.
Locations near Pefkos include the Village of Agios Vassilios and the Village of Kato Symi. Also Psari Forada and Kalami village (abandoned).
For history, 13 men were executed in Pefko in September of 1943 by the Nazis during WW2
The name of the settlement is a plant’s one (“pefko” is a pine tree in Greek) and refers to the big pine tree that existed.
All the mountainous area with the villages Loutraki, Kato Viannos, Hondros, Vahos, Amiras, Agios Vassilios, Kefalovrissi, Pefkos, Kalami, Sykologos, Ano Symi and Kato Symi, is of outstanding natural beauty. Most villages still keep the old traditional architectural style..
The main product of Viannos is its unique and famous olive oil. Recent years, Arvi, Psari Forada, Keratokambos and Kastri, the small settlements of the coastal part have prospered due to the cultivation of early vegetables and bananas.
Many visitors during the summer time visit the area.
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