Livada pond Thrapsano

The pond of Livada is located at the homonym position 1km north of the village Thrapsano. The small lake covers only 21 acres, but is an important wetland, where more than 130 species of birds have been met.

Thrapsano is the Cretan "village of potters", where pottery tradition holds since the Minoan times, 4000 years ago! Even the creation of the pond has been linked to the tradition of Thrapsano pottery. Indeed, according to a tale, once the site of Livada belonged to a Turkish aga. He demanded from the potters of Thrapsano to pay the tithe from selling pots made of the soil of Livada region. So, over time, as the soil of Livada was removed, a large pit was formed, the current pond Livada!