In the depth of the Valley of the river Perithori is built in the village of Myths. Is 22 km. from ierapetra, is a small village in lush countryside, with nice square the shady plane trees. It is said that the village took its name from the plant "Mynthi" commonly Pennyroyal that abounds there. But perhaps so named from the many legends, traditions, myths, with principal of Perithori. The mythical giant with forty cubits boy like other Talos or Digenis Akritas protected the inhabitants from raids. There is also the name of Perithori "patoysia" and "Sarantapihos the tomb".
Ancient dwelling elements exist in the location "Leniko" where traces of walls. Also in excavation found a woman head of the Roman era. Kastellos sites haraki and Orfanou spiliari found the earthen pots, lamps etc. The part named Sarakina over myths was Fort, base of the Saracen pirates. The recent history of the village is rich on offer in the games against the conquerors
The community of Myths is today the local Department of the municipality of Ierapetra, apografetai 1900 with 360 Christian inhabitants in 1951 to 423 in 2001 with 287 inhabitants. North of Legends 6 km. about is the settlement Nut with the famous monastery of Panagia Karydianis and vacation homes that today is dilapidated. The Community belongs to the Legends upland settlement "Minos" located in a shelter, a small plateau, below the top Master of the Lasithi mountains.
The village of Mythi is a lively village with rich social and cultural life .... The village square with trees, are mulberries, the old fountain, the traditional cafes with raki and local dishes, is a reference point for the Mythianoys.
The sights, the wild landscapes North of the village, the famous Gorge of sarakina, monument of natural beauty, attract many locals and foreign visitors. The Gorge of sarakina is one of the most beautiful in Crete. The steep, vertical sides of awe-inspiring, reach a height of up to 250 m. The wider the aperture not exceeding 15 m while in some places it narrows so that they look the side of unity. The rich flora and fauna, dittany, wild birds that nest there, make the path through the Gorge sensational.