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All reviews hired a car stunning views agios georgios beautiful area worth a visit rural crete zeus cave wild flowers hairpin bends day trip own pace en route agricultural land olive trees fresh orange juice an amazing place surrounded by mountains
We hired a car and drove up to the top from Malia. It took about an hour but was so worth it. Had one stop by windmills to enjoy the views.the roads were quite alright to drive on but to be honest I would have...More
Quite a climb (driving) with plenty of stunning views along the way ! You suddenly hit the plateau of lush, green agricultural land... quite spectacular. Also visited a monastery and the caves. Well worth the visit !!!
A nice area and a good introduction to rural Crete. Easy to self guide a day trip from coastal resorts.
Visit the windmills, Diktheon cave and the small villages. Don't miss the Mon viviani monastery and Vulture centre too
We did however, have a strange...More
While driving around (and probably best in private vehicle rather than tour bus), you suddenly realise that yes, there's a plain/plateau high up in the hills! You will see some windmills still present, and stone markers where lots more used to be. Lots of lovely...More
Lassithi Plateau has an incredible history. Only getting a road up into it in the 70’s, it has long served as a refuge and centre for the struggle for independence and revolution until Crete gained independence. When you arrive at the rim of the plateau...More
Where are the windmills? That's what a lot of people ask and that's what we asked ourselves. We haven't seen more than 15, maybe 20 windmills on all the plateau.
It seems the farmers don't use them anymore, due to modern technology. And that is...More
Lassithi platuea is an incredible place and vired are outstanding. It used to be even more spectacular though when they had the 10000 wind mills on it.not quite the same without them.take care if your driving down as very steep curvy road.a must see attraction...More
THERE is something about the Lassithi Plateau which draws me back again and again.
Over the years I have seen electricity take over water drawing duties from the many windmills which used to cloak the Plateau. Some are still there but most are now gone....More