The village of Kritsa is 8km southwest of Agios Nikolaos. The area
near the village of Kritsa has many attractions to offer. It combines a traditional
village setting with several Byzantine churches which rank among the best in the
Kritsa is one of the most frequently visited villages in Crete due to its fame
as a movie set for several films and the availability of fine quality weavings,
but is still pleasant to visit. Behind Kritsa is a road that leads to the Dikte
Mountains and offers very interesting views of the landscape. The road reaches
the Katharo Plain at 1,100 metres height, and there is a path reaching the Lassithi
Plateau. In the spring there are many rare flowers here.
This extract is cited Feb 2003 from the Crete TOURnet URL below, which contains images.