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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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Mesa Lassithaki

Mesa Lassithaki is one of the smallest villages of the Plateau and is located at the western foothills of the mountain Tzivi or Aloida (1664 meters). It is not mentioned at the Historic Kastrofylakas ...

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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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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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Agios Konstantinos

The village got its name from the church of Agios Konstantinos, who was regarded the protector of the village. Various findings and some burial vessels around the area of the village and particularly ...

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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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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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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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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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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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