Mitato (the word means «cheese dairy» in the Cretan dialect) is the central village of a community of five small villages, the other four being Honos, Xerolimni, Krioneri or Misiryou (perhaps derived from the Latin missir: gentleman or lord, or Misr: Egypt) and Vrisidio or Magassa . The road to these villages passes through Roussa Ekklisia. Prehistoric tombs were found at Langos in the Mitato district, and on the summit of the hill Modi (539m) which also belongs to the community.
An open-air peak sanctuary was excavated in 1971. This had not been plundered and many votive offerings were found, including a lot of bronze votive knives. Traces of a building were also located. Nowadays, because of the high mountain climate (590m above see level), fewer and fewer people live permanently in these villages; most of the former inhabitants spend the greater part of the year in Palekastro or Sitia
From the book "Sitia", N.Papadakis, Arcaeologist,1983
Missiryou or Krioneri village, 1 km northern from Mitato
View to Mitato village and the surrounding picturesque landscape