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Lassithi Plateau

Crete 72052, Greece
+30 281 026 2455
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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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“hired a car” (15 reviews)
Crete 72052, Greece
+30 281 026 2455
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When driving to Diktion Cave my daughter finally fell asleep so we decided to take the scenic tour. We drove around the Lassithi Plateau for about 2 hours. It was just amazing! Such an incredible beautiful nature, such a vast mountain-formation so close to the...More

Thank tomBCN
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you have the time, a day's visit to Lassithi Plateau will allow you to discover a whole different aspect of Crete. Being at a high altitude, surrounded by mountains and benefiting from ample water from the snow melts, the Plateau seems to have a...More

Thank IB E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Go inland off the beach roads and drive through small villages, past olive tree fields, ancient windmills and goat farms...Lassithi takes yoy back to true Cretan life, stop at a taverna for a bite or a beer.

Thank Larry M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a hire car and drove up, roads are ok if you are confident driving. Some of the villages are very narrow and there are often tour buses going around. We stopped at the Homosapien museum, windmill site and the Psychro Cave. Plenty of...More

2  Thank LMcMillan_11
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

The Lassithi Plateau is a really interesting area with lots of places to visit along the way. Melted snow is used to irrigate the land, and was traditionally pumped by windmills. Nowadays electric pumps are used, but some windmills remain. There are stunning views of...More

1  Thank Sarahrt2
Reviewed 13 July 2017

We hired a car to explore the environment but you can also book guided group tours . On your own is perfect to do at own pace and even without gps in your car. You can do the whole round tour of the plateau in...More

1  Thank kristienvandaele
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

Reasonably good roads almost all the way. You go through many great little villages. Mochas was stunning. Krassi was great too with a huge protected plane tree. Great old ruins windmills at the top. We had lunch in Hotel Maria in Agios Georgios as it...More

2  Thank David M
Reviewed 31 May 2017

Well worth a visit. The drive through the mount provides some astounding scenery although the roads are very twisty and narrow in places. All the little villages on the plateau itself were picturesque with something worth seeing in each one. Highlight was walking up mount...More

Thank Ellie_Camb
Reviewed 19 May 2017

Lovely winding mountain road to plateau.Fabulous views.Taverna Zeus run by 4 sisters.Father milking his goat for the milk for the best mousaka we have tasted.Lamb roasting on the spit.Wonderful friendly people

Thank Ann S
Reviewed 13 May 2017

Went to the Lassithi as a part of a group tour with Fenix Tours - liked the views and local donkeys (those helping to reach the Cave of Zeus). Unfortunately there were almost no authentic windmills by now, but still the Plateau is beautiful in...More

Thank Laka_ua
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14 May 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
30 September 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.
7 September 2015|
Response from 62agatha67 | Reviewed this property |
Le porte bébé serait mieux dans certains endroits
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