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This flat stretch of land high up in the mountains of Crete is rumored to be the birthplace of Zeus.
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Crete 72052, Greece
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All reviews hired a car stunning views agios georgios beautiful area worth a visit rural crete zeus cave wild flowers hairpin bends day trip en route own pace agricultural land olive trees fresh orange juice an amazing place surrounded by mountains
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We hired a car and drove up to the top from Malia. It took about an hour but was so worth it. Had one stop by windmills to enjoy the views.the roads were quite alright to drive on but to be honest I would have...More

Thank Nomad5522
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quite a climb (driving) with plenty of stunning views along the way ! You suddenly hit the plateau of lush, green agricultural land... quite spectacular. Also visited a monastery and the caves. Well worth the visit !!!

Thank Steve G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A nice area and a good introduction to rural Crete. Easy to self guide a day trip from coastal resorts. Visit the windmills, Diktheon cave and the small villages. Don't miss the Mon viviani monastery and Vulture centre too We did however, have a strange...More

Thank eamhair
Reviewed 27 August 2018

While driving around (and probably best in private vehicle rather than tour bus), you suddenly realise that yes, there's a plain/plateau high up in the hills! You will see some windmills still present, and stone markers where lots more used to be. Lots of lovely...More

3  Thank Guest048
Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

We went here as part of a coach tour - it’s a lovely landscape and much cooler than the beaches. Would recommend

Thank Richmond0710
Reviewed 17 August 2018

Lassithi Plateau has an incredible history. Only getting a road up into it in the 70’s, it has long served as a refuge and centre for the struggle for independence and revolution until Crete gained independence. When you arrive at the rim of the plateau...More

2  Thank Brendan D
Reviewed 26 July 2018

Where are the windmills? That's what a lot of people ask and that's what we asked ourselves. We haven't seen more than 15, maybe 20 windmills on all the plateau. It seems the farmers don't use them anymore, due to modern technology. And that is...More

1  Thank TheTransylvanianCom
Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

Lassithi platuea is an incredible place and vired are outstanding. It used to be even more spectacular though when they had the 10000 wind mills on it.not quite the same without them.take care if your driving down as very steep curvy road.a must see attraction...More

2  Thank Gary H
Reviewed 22 June 2018

THERE is something about the Lassithi Plateau which draws me back again and again. Over the years I have seen electricity take over water drawing duties from the many windmills which used to cloak the Plateau. Some are still there but most are now gone....More

2  Thank singhasam
Reviewed 22 June 2018

Fantasticly fertile farm land so high up, with amazing views. Well worth a visit forr the smells of the crops and herbs alone.

1  Thank yashimoto
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R8122SVtravel
14 May 2017|
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Response from accordion2017 | Reviewed this property |
apologies - don't know - we did an excursion and I know others have hired cars to travel round.Hope you get there!
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Kent W
30 September 2016|
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Response from Pandrew199 | Reviewed this property |
You can hire a traditional wooden bike, lots of cyclists so sure you can hire others, we drove and walked.
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Karench66
7 September 2015|
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Response from 62agatha67 | Reviewed this property |
Le porte bébé serait mieux dans certains endroits
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