Krousonas. Krousonas is located approximately 23 kilometres southwest of Heraklion on the road Iraklion - Gazi - Krousonas. It's an old but lively village. Krousonas is built in a semi-circle on the eastern slopes of the Ida Mountains, between the hills of Livadiotis and Koupos. There are four Byzantine churches and a Monastery of Agia Irini. It is also worthwhile to visit the village Sarchos with its famous cave, a few kilometres from Krousonas. The inhabitants of Krousonas have fought a lot during the freedom struggle. In 1822 near Krousonas there was a tough battle in which 4.000 Turks were slain.
Text: Yorgos and Wendy Nikolidakis - Revised by Maxine van Hoften Gee