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Lassithi Plateau

The plateau is surrounded by so high and dense mountains that form a unique natural fortress...

History of the Plateau

Lassithi Plateau was located in the center of the Minoan World and has been inhabited since the Neolithic times...

Agritourism in Plateau

Lassithi Plateau is on the "Special Protection Areas" that have been established in the European Union for the protection of nature...

Archaeological sites

Since the ancient times we have had references to Lassithi Plateau mainly because of Diktaion Antron, that according to mythology....

Lassithi Plateau is one of the most beautiful places in Crete and is visited by more than 200 thousand tourists every year. It is a unique combination of natural beauty, mythology, history and traditional lifestyle.

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Koudoumalia is one of the oldest and smallest villages of Lasithi Plateau. Along with Magoulas and Agios Charalampos, Koudoumalia is one of the highest villages in the plateau. Its name comes from a M...

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Farsaro, a settlement of Marmaketo, took its name by the first family of Farsaridon who inhabited it after 1463, when the Plateau was repopulated. From 1583 onwards it can be found in all the censuses...

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Tzermiado is the seat of the municipality of the Lassithi Plateau. Along with Agios Georgios they are the biggest villages in the Plateau and have the biggest population. All the authorities of the mu...

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It is one of the latest villages of the Plateau and the first village we meet when descending from Seli Ambelou (by turning left). It is located at an altitude of 850 m. whereas the distance from Agio...

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Agios Charalampos (Geron…

The name of the town until 1960 was "Geron the Mouri " and from 1960 until today it is called Agios Charalampos due to the church of the village. Its original name, "Geron to Mouri", was given because...

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The village of Lagos was named after its first settler, named Thomas Lagos. Around the village several artifacts, vessels and looted vaulted tombs have been found, indicating that the area had been in...

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The precise origin of the name of the village has not been clarified yet. The most likely scenario is due to a furnace or chimney of its first settler, named Faouro, which in Latin means blacksmith. I...

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Psychro is the most well-known area in the Plateau and a major tourist attraction because of the cave (Diktaion Antron), located just above the village. According to the tradition, but also due to the...

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Kato Metochi

Kato Metochi, like every single one in the province, consists of buildings that were created after the 15th century. It was at that time when Venice decided to cultivate the plain of Lassithi again af...

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