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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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The settlement of Plati is one of the most historic villages in the Plateau, and has great archaeological interest. In 1913, after being recommended by Joseph Hatzidakis excavations took place near th...

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The village Magoulas is one of the first inhabited villages in the Plateau. It is the highest village in the Plateau since its last home is at an altitude above 900 meters. It is one of the most beaut...

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Agios Georgios

Like all the villages in Lassithi, so was Agios Georgios settled by the first farmers, who rented the farmland of the valley belonging to the Venetian government from 1463 and then, when Venice decide...

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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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Mesa Lassithi

The village is located on the east side of the valley of the Plateau. It is built on the outskirts of Mount Samias and is near Krystallenia Monastery. Formerly it had a great production of apples of e...

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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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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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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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Avrakontes, like all the other villages of the province, was built after 1463, when the plateau started being cultivated again, after the total destruction and devastation of 1343. It was named after ...

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