The Three Villages

The Three Villages—Kiklotiri, Lernos, and Uxos, from north to south—are small settlements around the mouth of the Metos River. They each boast 250-300 inhabitants a piece, with Kiklotiri being the largest, and Lernos the smallest.

They were founded by three brother heroes (sons of Kouros Tritheron) who slew a tribe of giants that had been oppressing the local population. Each son married a local woman, and gave their name to the area where they started their family—Kiklotiri, after the eldest; Lernos, after the second eldest; and Uxos, after the youngest.

The three villages are mostly pastoral, keeping sheep and hardy goats, and growing crops (wheat, barley, and bulgar) in the rich river soil.

The Three Villages

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