In Mycenaean legends, Lappa was believed to have been founded by Greek hero Agamemnon. Today, the ancient village goes by the name Argyroupolis, and is situated 27 km southwest of Rethymno city.
The village is rich in history. Excavations have uncovered many artefacts from the Roman and Venetian periods, such as the remains of a mosaic floor of a Roman bath.
Argyroupolis is a place with rich vegetation and many natural water springs. You can follow the beautiful path through the springs and visit the cave which houses Agios Ioannis or Agia Dynami church and from which Mouselas river springs.
Take some time to visit the Roman cemetery, where tombs were carved into the mountain. Here you will also find the ancient, giant plane tree.
Argyroupolis is also well-known for its lovely taverns, where you can taste exquisite dishes of traditional Cretan cuisine in the shadow of the big, old trees. You can also enjoy a refreshing swim in Episkopi beach, located a few minutes away from the village.