Lendas located in a small coastal village 73 kilometers south east of Heraklion, in the south of Crete. The name Lendas comes from the word lion (liondas), because from high up the peninsula looks shaped like a lion. Lendas is an ancient Greek and Roman site, and has Byzantine churches and some excavations that you can visit. It's a quiet little village filled with flowers, friendly people, and there are plenty of taverna's and a supermarket. For some people this has become a favourite destination on the island of Crete, because of the intimate town beach (with trees on it case you are looking for shade), the cozy atmosphere and the fact that tourism there it is not very developed. There's peace and quiet and a good choice in taverns.