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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 beautiful area rural crete mountain side zeus cave hairpin bends sea level agios nikolaos wild flowers day trip agricultural land worth the climb fresh orange juice wind mills agricultural area surrounded by mountains
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Reviewed June 9, 2018 via mobile

worth going there, it's just a bit different to other parts of the island I've seen so far :) nice views as well! if you're planning on walking up to Zeus cave make sure you wear proper shoes and a hat, it's a bit steep...More

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank ellibows
Reviewed June 8, 2018

We took half a day to visit the Lassithi Plateau before going off to Agios Nikolaos, Elounda and Plaka for the afternoon. I think this is a great route for a whole day and is a good way to see two very different parts of...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank louisecosslett
Reviewed June 7, 2018

We went to Lassithi Plateau with a rented car. We enjoyed driving narrow roads with amazing scenery.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank eIina
Reviewed June 3, 2018

1,000 meters above sea level amongst the mountains is this amazing plateau which was made famous by 100,000 windmills which was used for irrigation.Now with more modern methods there is probably about 1,000 but not all with their sales on.There is a ring road to...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Susanlockyer
Reviewed May 29, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful vistas, extraordinary plateau, never fails to disappoint - over the years have seen the alpines flowers, all the windmills with full sails up, the cave, and spring flowers.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank SandS98
Reviewed May 28, 2018 via mobile

The plateau is at the top of a steep mountain road. When you arrive you won’t believe you’re so high. There are hundreds of windmills to see and lots of pretty villages you can visit.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Henchelson
Reviewed May 3, 2018

It's an extensive and fertile plateau , at 820 mt , surrounded by mountains where vegetable and fruit trees are cultivated. It has a large underground water due to karst phenomena so 10.000 ( who says 7.000 ) windmills lifted it in order to irrigate...More

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank Maurizio M
Reviewed April 19, 2018

We drove up here from Malia with a rented car. The road snakes through the mountains as you go higher and higher and you can really see some steep drops and beautiful valleys. Although you sometimes you drive next to a cliff, there are proper...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank rob v
Reviewed April 6, 2018 via mobile

Wonderful scenery along the drive from the north coast into the mountains, plenty of hairpin bends and suddenly you arrive at this beautiful spot

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed November 8, 2017

We visited as most holiday destinations were about to close. We visited a craft "village" in which my son had a go at throwing a pot (which we had great difficulty packing safely for return journey). As I find walking any distance difficult my family...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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R8122SVtravel
May 14, 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
September 30, 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
September 6, 2015|
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Response from 62agatha67 | Reviewed this property |
Le porte bébé serait mieux dans certains endroits
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