This small unspoiled traditional country village was once called Kanene and is situated on the pretty and romantic road to the Ziros Plateau. Passing through the village of Agios Georgios, just off the main north/south coast road from Sitia to Ierapetra, the old road wanders across the very fertile river valley and passes under the large trees shading The Mill of Figeto built in 1471 AD. Continuing up the opposite side of the gorge, the road passes around Agios Spiridon and on to the old Minoan ruins at Praissos. The villagers are proud of its well kept appearance, which is maintained by the village committee, who has preserved the character of the place whilst using their imagination to make the best use of the facilities. The village school has been renovated and the playground turned into an open air arena and is now used for their village festivals and social events.
There are two cafenions in the village and nearby, across the valley, there are several other villages with facilities for eating out and shopping. This is a quiet and friendly community that welcomes its foreign visitors and has a knack of making them feel at home. The surrounding valley and hills are good for walking and the river keeps the trees looking lovely and green all the year round. This is a truly lovely place to have a residential property or a holiday home if you are looking for peace and tranquility.