Beautiful and rich village in the municipality of Heraklion Municipality situated at an altitude of 310 meters and is 20.7 km from Heraklion on the road to Messara - Phaistos.
The proposed route follows the road Heraklion-Mesara, starting with the node of Giofyro. The node turn left and follow the signs toward Degrees. The aim of the visit is path in selected settlements of a particular geographical area with interesting residential network and common cultural and historical traits.
Famous and dear – perhaps most dear – our Cretan drink. Produced from the distillation of Marc (strafyla) in special craft workshops (rakokazana). It has a strong smell, pleasant taste and high alcohol, consumed at every opportunity.
When, says the legend, was looking God Saturn the newborn Zeus to swallow him, his mother, Rhea hid him in Ideon Andron and put the Kuretes to cover the crying, beating bronze cymbals on their shields. But his grandmother, Gaia not content therein. Because he feared failure and the cries of little Zeus heard louder than the cymbals, placed at the entrance of the cave (Ideon Andron) a bustling Beehive and the loud hum of the cover the crying of small God, and the honey the harbored (the nymph Melia of the provided).