A WALK IN – POMBIA ROUTE No4
03 July 2021
A walk starting from the historical place of Goula Vrisi and going to the Cultural Center of Pombia.
#Discover Historical places and people
#Share personal stories
#learn about professions that do not exist any more in the village
Walk shoes, Water, Rain cape
A group of people with whom share the walk (friends or strangers, as you like)
Curiosity, Poetic inspiration, Open sight
Drink the local refreshment canelada or raki before to start walking
SUGGESTION TO ENJOY THE WALK
Did you know that there have been expressed two vies on the interpretation of the name Pombia? The first connects the name of the settlement with the Roman city of Pompeii: from the latin
Pompei > Pompeii. A supporting argument for this view is the existence of the settlement of Stavies Monofatsi, whose name is associated with the also Roman city of Stabia > Stavies. Both these Roman cities were covered by the lava of Vezuvius in 79 AD. Apparently when the Romans conquered Crete, they founded these two settlements to remind them the lost cities of their homeland. The second view connects the settlement with the ancient city of Voivi.
Voivi > Voiva > Boiba for the Latins > Bobia > Pombia
Many locals worked in the soap factory that does not exist anymore. But still a lot of inhabitants create their own homemade soap by olive oil
The Cultural Center of Pombia which was established in 1977 is so active during the whole year. If you are lucky while visiting the village maybe you will have the chance to join in one of its activities. Its events during the Greek Halloween are famous in all south Crete up to Germany!!!