Lissos (or Lissus) was an ancient city, port of Elyrus, and dates back to the 4th century BC up until the 9th century AD. It was famous for its thermal waters and the healing temple, Asclepeion, where many people gathered, even outside Crete, for healing. It is now an archeological-historical site, scattered with ancient ruins and monuments. Many ancient items are preserved there such as column capitals, ancient building foundations, pieces of marble, the mosaic floor of the temple of Asclepius with images of animals, a Roman cemetery with vaulted tombs, remains of a Roman theater, and Byzantine monuments such as the Temple of St. George. One can go to ancient Lissos via the E4 trail, either from Sougia (2.5 km, about 1 hour) or from Paleohora (11.5 km, about 5 hours). Alternatively, there are frequent trips with sea taxis from Sougia or Paleohora.