CretAquarium is an expert in presenting species and ecosystems of the Mediterranean, a sea of unique biodiversity that gave birth to ancient civilizations and welcomes millions of visitors every year from all over the world. Offering 60 tanks of different sizes, it is home to 2000 sea animals, 200 different species found in the Mediterranean basin.
The plateau of Lasithi is dotted with about twenty Greek Villages, each one more picturesque than the other. One of the high points of the plateau is the Dikteon Andron cave. Standing at an elevated point on the plateau, according to Homer, this was the place where Rhea hid her baby Zeus, from his father Cronos to get raised by a nymph. The cave has some interesting stalactites, stalagmites and remains of early cults.
The first sight of the village nestling in a hollow with the imposing mountains as a backdrop is breathtakingly beautiful.
Traditional houses from the 16th century dot the picturesque alleys of Mochos. Courtyards are filled with flowers and the hospitality of the villagers is legendary.
Old Byzantine icons decorate the different churches of the town. The main one located in the central square is dedicated to the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin and to Agia Paraskevi. This temple is home to an iconostasis of the Virgin which dates back to 1820.
A visit around the square presents visitors with the hard task of choosing a taverna among the many in town.