Westwards the village existed in the antiquity homonym city the ancient Lytos. It had been lived by the ancient times, as they testify remains of minoan settlement, she was autonomous, and it cut her own currencies that portrayed from a side the head Artemis and from the other the Apollo with lyre. It seems that it was populated for the first time from descendants Tyrrinon that brought with them the wooden statue of Vrytomartydas, "sweet virgin", from the bigger deities in Crete, minoan's origin. More late it was identified with Artemi. Well-known holy her in the Peninsula, the Vrjomartyda was worshipped because it could escape from the greedy disposals of Minoa.
After a nine months pursuit, it was thrown in the sea Easternly by the Heraklion. Holy that does not exist anymore, was minoan, while the very little ruins that we see are all Roman. Exist here the ruins of citadel, amphitheatre and theatre, old harbour, and tap with mosaic representations of fishermen. Were still found the ruins of two first-christian churches, royal architecture with mosaic mosaic floorings with representations of geometrical forms. In the gulf of Hersonissos is raised a solitary rock that his form reminds body of woman standing in the surface of sea, that keeps in her head a basin. The locals name her "Daugther" and if you ask them, they will narrate enough legents for this!