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Xeni Pattakou
Birth: 1878?
Chromomonastiri, Rethymno, Crete, Ottoman Empire
Death: 7 August 1995
Irakleio, Crete, Greece
Age: 116/117 years?
Country: GreeceGRE
Longevity claimant

Xeni Pattakou (1878? – 7 August 1995) was a Greek longevity claimant.


Xeni Pattakou claimed to be born in Chromomonastiri, Rethymno, Crete, Ottoman Empire in 1878. She turned to monasticism when her family prevented her from marrying the man she loved. There are several traditions associated with her face about supernatural signs and appearances, such as that, when she was young and practicing in a deserted place, a local man from the nearby village tried to rape her. He reportedly returned idle and frightened, because she saw two armed men (angels) guarding the entrance of her cell.

She died blind, in the holy monastery of Savvatiana, in Irakleio, Crete, Greece, on 7 August 1995.