From the villages of regional municipal units Heraklion the Kato Asites (Asites) away from the city 22.8 km at an altitude of 459 meters on the eastern slopes of Psiloreitis. The village can be reached by following the route Heraklion - Agios Myron - Pirgou - Kato Asites.
From the time of the first appearance of human presence in Crete, items arise showing the continuous inhabitation of the Municipality of Heraklion region. The site of Knossos is the largest and most indicative place of habitation since the prehistoric times, in Crete.
In every village in the Hinterland of the municipality of Heraklion is rendered tribute to the fallen heroes and there are the respective Monuments.