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Katharo Plataeu

Katharo, Kritsa,, Agios Nikolaos, Crete, Greece
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Kritsa the place that Zorba movie was shot

A nice and picturesque place in a quiet area. A graphical village that was the scenery for the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Heraklion Prefecture, Greece
Amazing views, a taste of history

Hire a car and take a trip to the plateau you won't be disappointed. The scenery is stunning. it is... read more

Reviewed March 13, 2017
Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
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“real crete” (4 reviews)
“lovely drive” (2 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Katharo, Kritsa,, Agios Nikolaos, Crete, Greece
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A nice and picturesque place in a quiet area. A graphical village that was the scenery for the famous zorba movie with anthony Quin. A must see.

Thank VaggelisGouves
Reviewed March 13, 2017

Hire a car and take a trip to the plateau you won't be disappointed. The scenery is stunning. it is like a trip back in time, this place has probably not changed too much in the last few hundred years.. except for the windmills. A...More

Thank jkd06
Reviewed October 4, 2016

We as a group took a Jeep Safari to visit the hidden gems, food/wine included .Pricey but definitely a highlight

Thank george f
Reviewed September 28, 2016

Taken by friends (Alan and Yvonne - author of Kritsotopoula) on a lovely drive up to the Katharo Plateau. Magnificent scenery and an interesting visit to Giannis, a paleontologist who allowed me to look at his fossil collection of elephant and rhinoceros bones and teeth....More

Thank Beryl D
Reviewed July 20, 2016

Beautifull place in mountains of katharo. Some people stay there during the summer. Its quite cold also during the day so you better take a jacket with!!

Thank Jean P
Reviewed June 7, 2016

The road up is a little bumpy in places but plenty wide enough and generally well surfaced. Don't get too close to the edge though. Keep going until you can go no further then park up and enjoy a drink and/or a snack at the...More

Thank David O
Reviewed May 23, 2016

We drove through Kritsa and on the off chance followed the sign to Kathara Plateau. The driving is demanding ( as it is in much of Crete) along narrow though well tarred roads which are tortuous and winding and require constant attention. The views though...More

Thank MandVG
Reviewed May 18, 2016

We drove up through Kritsa in early May - it was only 10 degrees when we reached the plateau and all of the spring flowers were still in bloom. A beautiful drive with some very sharp curves (and steep drops down the mountainside) so not...More

Thank BAW63
Reviewed March 26, 2016

This is a wonderful place to get away from tourism and see the real Crete. A must for the independent traveller. Fantastic views in parts with nice small villages to see.

1  Thank AJDDOD
Reviewed February 18, 2016

one of the most original area's of Crete. A few taverna's mainly off road driving so a 4x4 is required

Thank Jan V
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