All Asterousia of Crete on 1 map, it sounds impossible but it became a reality!
The dimension is 90cm high and 240cm wide. The sign shows all the routes in the area and is made of Dibond, i.e. aluminum composite.
Asterousia is a mountain range of Heraklion Prefecture located between the plain of Messara and the Libyan Sea, east of Matala beach. It is an elongated massif that ends in impressive rock formations that reach to the sea, forming a scene quite different from what we have in mind for the Greek coasts.
The area is recognized for its ecological and archaeological importance and is part of the Natura 2000 network. Agiofarango, an area that for centuries was a main center of monasticism, the Koudouma Monastery, the Three Hierarchs Monastery and the palm forest of Agios Nikitas in the east of the mountain range are unique destinations. Kofinas at 1,231 meters is their highest peak.
The wild fauna is also of great interest in Asterousia. The massifs of the Asterousia, the hilly outcrops of the middle zone, the coastal front, are suitable for the creation of nests for the reproduction of birds of prey. Peregrine falcons (Falco peregrinus) and peregrine falcons (Falco eleonorae) are fierce predators. The vulture (Gypus fulvus) is the trademark of the area due to the high populations found there. Also endemic to Asterousia are the golden eagle (Aquila chrysaetos), the spitz eagle (Hieraaetus fasciatus) and the endangered vulture (Gypaetus barbatus), also known as the "bony eagle". These birds adorn the sky with their presence and complement the wild beauty of the landscape.