Life style & Cultural ActivitiesThe Municipality of Itanos is the smallest in the County of Lasithi. It has about 2500 inhabitants. Nature gave to this small area so many beauties that it is the most favored in all of Crete. No where else, is there a collection of so many archeological wonders that show the rich history this area wrote. Tall Mountains, canyons, caves, beautiful dreamy beaches are the evidence that make this most easterly county of Crete so special. Special also, are the people that still keep alive the customs and the traditional way of life.
In the summer, the locals are working with their animals, fishing, farming and tourism. From their nature, they are a happy people. They know how to enjoy life and have fun, with music and dance. Keeping alive the traditions that have been handed down from generation to generation.
During the summer they organize fiestas and celebrations with traditional live music and local foods. Everyone, is invited to attend. You will have a chance to actively participate and learn Cretan dances. The locals are always eager to share in their fun and will always offer lessons to those who are willing to take part. During your stay in Palaikastro dont forget to visit our folklore musem, an authentic Cretan house, with it΄s traditional furniture and everyday household items