Platanos or Plane Tree, a tree that grows close to water. You can find it usually close to a river in gorges or in the central square of villages of Crete. It looks similar to the maple tree and it can grow very big. Huge trees can be seen at Krasi village, at Asi-Gonia village or at Vlatos village, where a sign "Monument of Nature" points to it.
Timi also told us how olive trees were born. Zeus (the head god in the Greek mythology) was looking at the earth and saw that people didn't live acc. to the commands of the gods and he became very angry. He however wanted to give people another chance and decided to go down to the earth and he disguised himself as a poor peasant. He went to one house and knocked at the door and asked for shelter. The old couple didn't only give him that but shared their humble meal with him. Later Zeus told who he was and said they could ask him anything and it would be given to them. The couple said that they didn't need anything, but asked that they could die at the same time, so the one didn't have to moarn after the other. Zeus promised that to them and went back to the heaven. The couple was harvesting in the field, when they felt that their moment of dying had arrived, so they laid in the grass arms around each other and died there peacefully. In that place grew the first olive tree and the reason why their stalks are so twisted together is that they are like that couple holding each other tight. Timi asked if we thought that the story was just a legend or the truth and everybody was sure it was the truth!