Visiting villages in Crete Greece

Visiting villages in Crete Greece: The village of Astraki today has 228 inhabitants, mainly engaged in agriculture. Documents in 1278 mentioned Astraki as Astracu and more specifically in 1583 as Astracus Catto with 230 inhabitants. The name of the village comes from the many potsherds found here, called ostrakon. As papyrus was too expensive for