In a hub on the narrowest point of Crete lies the community of Down Village, which includes besides the homonymous village, the diocese, the upper Village, Papadiana and captivating Thripti over lasithiotika. Their strategic position in combination with the climate, abundant water, and thus highly productive soils, testify to the reasons why the area has been inhabited since the Neolithic era, over seven thousand back in the past.
A Clay figurine whose age is estimated between seven and eight thousand years, great find Neolithic mikroplastikis shows the history and the importance of the settlement of the lower Village. In the past decades was one of the richest villages of ierapetra while just seven kilometres that separate from the city led many to characterize it as an ideal suburb.
Gathering place of the villagers, features large square, with its huge Sycamores, eucalyptus, pines, and of course the taverns.
Temple Metamorfoseos Sotiros in place Mansions, built in 1831, and has great carved wooden temples of different styles.
The Church of the Holy Trinity on the South end of the village, single-Aisled, rhythm Basilica, built in the late 17th century. It has a wonderful carved iconostasis, despotic throne and shrine of the 19th century.
The Church of the assumption of Virgin Mary, majestic three-aisled Church, rhythm Royal with dome. Kept there old icons and religious books.
The chapel of Prophet Elias dominates throughout the area, built on a hill above from the village, with views of both seas