A beautiful traditional Cretan village with a few kafeneons that serve meals. It is situated close to Heraklion town, near to Peza in a beautiful green area, vines, foliage etc, 25 minutes from the airport and about 20 minutes from sandy beaches. In the valley nearby is the old monastery of Spillotissa where nuns still are living. The village is quite large. It has a school, a couple of bakeries, butchers, kafenions and small shops - and of course a church. There is also a well-know music school there where people learn traditional Cretan instruments. There is a stream running through it and the water supply to the village is said to be very good.