On the rocky hill Papouri, at an altitude of 135m high above the beach of Tripiti at Asterousia Range, we meet the remains of an Early Minoan settlement. The first excavations took place in 1986-88 by the archeologist Antonis Vasilakis. A vaulted tomb of 2800-2000BC was also been found 200m on the south.
The settlement was fortified by wall, apart from two points, which were used as entrances. 36 rectangular rooms and walls up to 2m tall have been uncovered. The various findings show that the inhabitants were engaged in agriculture, fishing and farming, and but also tools for navigation were found. The fresh water was extracted from the nearby springs, in fact one is still having water (150m from the settlement).