A large village 15 kms from Heraklion with a famous nunnery. It has kafenions, tavernas and supermarkets, post office and a bank, butchers and a bakery. The old village is a very pretty part. It has a bus service every hour to Heraklion and is a fifteen minute drive to the sandy beaches of Amoudara. Possible to walk form Venerato to Kerasia.