Miliarades of the Viannos municipality is 53 kilometers from Heraklion, on the northern foot of the Koupa hill of the Dikti Mountain, 1188 meters above the sea level.

230 people live in Miliarades and their main occupations are agriculture and livestock. The residents are also famous for their dittany crop.

The impressive Eligas gorge with its amazing waterfall ends up to the village.


Miliarades are mentioned for the first time in the 1881 census with 185 Christian residents.


The churches of Agios Panteleimonas and Koimisis of Theotokos, Agios Georgios, Agios Mamas and Panagia in Detis (in a cavern, in the south of the village) are in the settlement.


The name of the village comes from the surname of the first inhabitants. The surname “Miliaras” is Byzantine and means someone that makes caldrons. According to another view, the name came from the word “mila” (i.e. apples) that in the Homer language means sheep.