The traditional village of Marpissa is very close to Piso Livadi
. It is an old settlement with beautiful whitewashed houses and narrow alleys. The main road from Parikia
passes by it but if you want to feel the spirit of the village, you should walk between the houses, churches and windmills of Marpissa. There are a few cafes and tavernas in the pedestrian area, while bakeries and supermarkets can be found along the main road. Above the village rises up the Kefalos hill, with ruins of a Venetian fortress and the monastery of Agios Antonios from which you can see almost the entire island. The monastery can be reached both by car, or on foot, if you have time and its not very hot.