Episkopi is a principal village of the prefecture of Rethimnon, and the administrative and commercial centre of the area as it is the seat of the municipality of Lappeon. It is located on the border to Hania prefecture at approx. 120 m above sea level, overlooking the northern coast of Crete (Petres beach) and the green and fertile valley of Mousselas river.
The name Episkopi means "bishopric", and is common to many villages in Crete, that used to house bishop's offices in the past.
There is a regular bus service to Rethimon (approx. 22 km away).