Here visitors experience in the most direct way the mystic genesis of the earth and the traces of the complex geological procedures that shaped the island of Crete. Here is where God spoke with the stones!
Here is the place where the architecture of the rock and the sculpture of nature meet their perfection, creating masterpieces of divine inspiration. This is also the place where one can admire the power of humanity. Through stone, the human managed to survive and create civilization! The stone-made houses, the stockyards, the shepherd's huts, the dams, the vineyards, and the gardens surrounded by stonewalls, suddenly become works of admiration and symbols of human ability and will to survive, create and develop.
Here is where the popular "mantinada" (Cretan poems/rimes) of Kostis Fragkoulis-Antaios finds its vivid expression: "Lots of stone, little water, the ground dispersed, this is Sitia, the beautiful, with the nice people!"