Thrapsano village is located in the province of Pediada, Heraklion prefecture, Crate island roughly 30 km. south-eastern from Heraklion and is built in an altitude of 340m. It used to be community until recently, but after the "Kapodistria plan" (1998) it constitutes a municipal district of a homonymous municipality (Municipality of Thrapsano), which is also the seat of it. The village is - at least on the island of Crete– well known and particularly to seniors because of the Ventema. Ventema was the summer campaign and temporary installation in the various places of Crete until mid September, of Thrapsano potters, in teams, where they manufactured big jars called “pitharia” and other earthen vessels. Thrapsano is identified with pottery and particularly with the manufacture of “pitharia”, as its residents are considered descendants of the Minoan potters. Traditionally therefore the Thrapsano resident “Thrapsaniotis” is identified even today with the potter and in particular with the name of “pitharas”.