In prehistoric times, the Mother Goddess Rhea fled to Crete to give birth to her son Zeus in the Ida Mountains and to hide. She was accompanied and protected by lions, which also pulled her wagon. As the faithful lion was badly wounded and exhausted the goddess released him from his suffering. In gratitude, she petrified him, and gave him his place on the coast of Lentas with magnificent views of the Libyan Sea.
So the lion still lies in this fantastic countryside and preserves the magic of the small village.