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This flat stretch of land high up in the mountains of Crete is rumored to be the birthplace of Zeus.
Crete 72052, Greece
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Lovely drive, as long as you are not nervous about the bends and quad bikes as well as Land Rover safaris, watch out for the occasional coach. A paradise awaits with fertile land and evidence of some of the surviving windmills, a joy to behold....More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank mikepalfrey2016
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We toured through the twelve villages on an included excursion from the cruise ship Aegean Odyssey. Whilst some of the views are spectacular the villages are sadly run down and maybe the victim of Greece's recent economic woes. We did enjoy a stop overlooking the...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Andrew S
Reviewed May 10, 2019

You have to go to Lassithi plateau if you stay in the east of the island. You will find spectacular views. You will visit the birth place of Zeus, the Zeus cave. But best of all is to explore this region by yourself. You will...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Pierre M
Reviewed December 22, 2018 via mobile

Our holiday timetable meant this was the day. The plateau is fascinating as it's a closed system like a basin - none of the water that runs into it or falls onto it, flows out. I'd have liked to hear more about that & about...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank FMW13
Reviewed November 6, 2018 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

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 1, 2018

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 !!!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Steve G
Reviewed October 17, 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank eamhair
Reviewed August 26, 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

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 23, 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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Richmond0710
Reviewed August 17, 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

Date of experience: April 2018
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May 14, 2017|
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!
Kent W
September 30, 2016|
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.
September 6, 2015|
Response from 62agatha67 | Reviewed this property |
Le porte bébé serait mieux dans certains endroits
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