Picturesque village with wonderful views and green at the foot of Mount Master (1475 m.) 11 km. From South axis built at an altitude of 640m. It is the southwest village of Sitia province, bordering the province of Ierapetra. So named due to its mountainous location. Locals pronounce Ornos. The earliest mention of the settlement refers to document the Ducal Archive of Candia 1368.Sti hereinafter Sitia in 1577 by Barozzi, while in the Venetian census of 1583 written Orno and had 217 inhabitants.
Source: NATURE Eastern Crete 2000 Lassithi Prefecture Version & Natural History Museum of Crete University of Crete, Heraklion 2004