Spili is a small village on the Greek island of Crete, located in the heart of the Rethymno department. This beautiful green village is situated on the route of Rethymnon to Agia Galini. The most striking feature of Spili is abundant flowing water. From the rock flows all year round cool spring water to the fountain which has 19 individual lions' heads. The name Spili derives the village from the many caves found in this area. (Spilaion = cave).Besides its water, the natural surroundings throughout the year are splendid greenery. Spili is a semi-tourist village, there are a number of tavernas and cafes and lots of tourist shops. It is a friendly village with hospitable inhabitants.
Text: Yorgos and Wendy Nikolidakis - Revised by Maxine van Hoften Gee