The village of Tourloti is located in the eastern part of Crete, on the road from Agios Nikolaos to Sitia. Tourloti is a small, traditional village, the largest of a group of four, dotted across the hillsides in this area. It has changed little in the past few decades, and remains untouched by tourism. However, it retains a healthy vibrant Greek community of families living and working in the area. The village has a church, a primary school, two small mini-markets, a bakery, a pharmacy, a post office, two traditional cafes and one small traditional taverna. Its narrow streets lined with white-washed houses, verdant gardens, and some spectacular views, give the village a unique, timeless sense of tranquility, far removed from modern city life. It is the centre for several religious celebrations and festivals, especially over Easter and the summer months.