A WALK IN – POMBIA ROUTE No1
STARTING POINT: high school of Pombia – ARRIVAL POINT: Pigaida
02 July 2021
A walk starting from the historical high school of the village and going to the neighborhood called Pigaida. A walk full of personal stories in historical places.
#Discover Historical places and people
#Share personal stories
Walk shoes, bottle of water
A group of people with whom share the walk (friends or strangers, as you like)
Curiosity, Open sight
SUGGESTION TO ENJOY THE WALK
Starting the walk from the historical high school of Pombia which was built in 1919 and was the only school in the south District of Heraklion until the decades of ‘70s. All boys and girls from villages around, because of luck of transportation means were renting small rooms in Pombia in order to have the possibility of going to school.
Something really special was established in the high school in 1979 by Mr Dimitris Spyridakis (teacher of gymnastics)….. The first Fencing Club in the whole Crete!!!!
Did you know that St. Georgios was protecting the inhabitants of the village from the Turks? Many miracles are reported and the old church of St Georgios is one of them.
Explore the neighborhood of Pigaida. There you can find an old well but also the house of the General Georgios Katehakis, the man who built the high school in 1919.