This side of the island is famous for its picturesque villages and its archeological sites. Following the road to the west, we cross the great coast with the big hotels and reach Trianda or Ialissos (8km). There is a beautiful road that leads up to the Acropolis of Ialissos. On the top of the mountain Filerimos is a quiet forest with an astonishing Byzantine Castle and other monuments such as the brilliantly restored church of Panagia Filerimos, the Temples of Athena and Zeus. After Ialissos, Kremasti and Paradissi, we reach Petaloudes Valley (Valley of Butterflies) to admire millions of colourful butterflies. Ancient Kamiros is of a great archeological importance. It doesn’t have neither a castle nor an acropolis. We can see remnants of houses, of temples and of an aqueduct. Kritinia village is famous for its Venetian castle, built in the 16th century and Siana village for its old, stone houses. The last stop would be Monolithos village, where one can admire the imposing castle of 236m height, built on the foundations of another older castle.