Eastern Asterousia mountains are barren, rocky, hard and beautiful. Unlike Koudoumas, where the microklima south of Kofinas creates a large pine forest, here dominate the thymes and the astivides which are transformed to small, dense and thorny balls to protect the moisture of their ground and defence the attacks of the hungry sheep and goats. Few small green oases with oleanders pop out in the ravines where there is a little more moisture. In these small oases near the shore where there was water used to stop the ships from the East. A small oasis is also the palm forest of Agios Nikitas, which is fed by Kefalovrisi, a spring of constant flowing water next to the church of Agios Antonios. According to one theory the palm forests of Crete created from the seeds of the dates which the Phoenician merchants eat during their stop for water.
In the past, the inhabitants of Achendria used to go to Agios Nikitas and Agios Antonios from the path that passes from Turku Lakkos, later was constructed the road from Apomini but abandoned when the new road was built about thirty years ago. Today although the road of Apomoni is destroied is very beautiful. The downhill is only for the experienced cyclists.
If you want to do a stop, you can go to Maridaki village where there is a café. Stavros cafe is open all year round