On the northwest slopes of Mount Ida, at an altitude of approximately 380 m and located 30 km south of Rethymnon is the ancient city Eleftherna. Ruins from various historical periods of the life of ancient Eleftherna.

According to tradition, had taken its name from the free, one Kourites or the surname of Demeter El. The Hill Island is one of the main core of the ancient city with the towers there hill district that flourished during the Hellenistic period.