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Lassithi Plateau

Sissi, Crete, Greece
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Ranked #3 of 11 Attractions in Sissi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations, Scenic Drives, Outdoors
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Owner description: This flat stretch of land high up in the mountains of Crete is rumored to be the birthplace of Zeus.
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Didn't partake in an organised tour, but our hotel practically overlooked this wonderful landscape. As a Geographer, I am awe-inspired by such landscapes, and the Lassithi Plateau is no exception either. The landscape consists of rolling mountains, higher than anything seen in Britain, set behind a plateau - almost at sea level, so the landscape is of course outstandingly contrasting... More

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Hull East Yorkshire
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4 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

We visited the Lasithi plateau last week, the approach through the 'gate' by road opened into the lovely plateau. It is an area surrounded by mountain tops and has a surreal quality I have never experienced before. It does seem a shame the water windmills are being left to go to ruin, but can appreciate they are being replaced by... More

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Derby, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

An excellent way to see the real Crete. Simon our guide was a fount of funny jokes as well as interesting information. Lunch was excellent and yes they were the best tasting chips all week. If you have binoculars a good idea to take your own but Simon does let you borrow his. Its bumpy in the back of the... More

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Lassithi Plateau is entered via roads which might favourably be considered "challenging". Switchback corners over vertiginous drops - the scenery is absolutely breathtaking, and I mean that in all possible interpretations. We took a coach trip, and we were assured that the driver was one of the best in Crete. He'd have to have been, let's just say there wasn't... More

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Tel Aviv, Israel
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

The area is beautiful - you drive through tiny villages along the way, both before and after the Cave of Zeus - take it all in!

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Hill Head
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

It was interesting to read the background first, some of the villages were however down at heel.We had a nice lunch at Psychro but gave the cave a miss

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Vancouver, Canada
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Nice view from above. Quaint villages to visit. If you can, rent a car ad do it on your own instead of a tour.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Interesting to see some of the traditional villages. Sad that all the windmills have been replaced by diesel engines, maybe they will make a comeback some day :-)

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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We hired a car for a few days to take a break from bars and beaches to try to find traditional Crete. A drive up twisting mountain roads to a height of 1000 mtrs changes the scenery significantly. The plateau is entered through a pass "protected" by the remains of old windmills (built by the Venetians) which were used to... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Agios Nikolaos ambient seaside town, fun to stroll in and some very elegant shops. The breezy little hill streets canopied with trees are great. Sissi where we stayed was a quiet but great little town with the fabulous Neromilos Tavern and we stayed at Maritimos Hotel. Pretty and spotless hotel, terriffic staff, right on the beach and 5 minutes walk... More

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