The village of Kastelli Pediados
Located some 36km south-east of Heraklion, Kastelli Pediados is the capital of the County of Kastelli. The population of the village is around 2,000 and their main occupation is the cultivation of grapes and olives which grow in abundance on the plateau of Pediada.
Close by the village a Roman cemetery has been discovered and, furthermore, historians believe that the current village High School stands on the ruins of a Venetian Castle (Kastelo) which gave its name to the village. The excavation site of the ancient city of Litou is only 4km away from Kastelli and is archaeologically very interesting. .