At the narrowest point of Crete between Ierapetra and Agios Nikolaos, is the Royal Village with its famous cafés and the small square with the pond full of goldfish.
In the village, after systemic and long-term excavations found important archaeological findings that are considered of great importance for the determination of early Minoan technology. Some clay pots were both particularly Ms. the pace got the name of the village, having nowhere had found similar.
The Minoan settlement in the ' head ', dating from 2300-2100 BC the peculiarity of vessels found there led archaeologists to name the specific rhythm, ' Royal '.
In the place “Venetsianos” lie the remains of a Paleochristian Venetsanos Temple (4th-6th century), who speculated that is built on the foundations of an older pagan temple.