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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.