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Dorian city-state, so therefore not as old as the Minoan ruins elsewhere on Crete. But the views are just fabulous - looking down to the coast and Agios Nikolaos on one side, the olive groves on another, and the mountains to the south. You must...More
The road up to Lato is an easy drive. There weren't many people visiting so parking was no issue either. There are toilets on site. The climb up can eventually be challenging depending on how high you want to go. The ancient settlement is one...More
A wonderful site amongst the hills with stunning views. Amazingly intact site. good interpretation on site in English. We had the whole place to ourselves for the first hour or so.
Also good site for birdwatching and flowers
We were staying in Kritsa so did the Lato site as it was in the next village. What a find, how exciting! I'm no historian but the amazing site blew me away. I still can't get my head around the age of these ruins and...More
We hired a car and decided to give this place a go. The satnav didn't quite take us to the destination so head towards Krista once you are in the village, you will see a sign post with lato. Follow the windy narrow road (not...More
Worth a look, no facilities there just a pay office. The site is bigger than it first appears and we spent one and a half hours wandering around. It does involve some climbing and the ground is uneven so wear good footwear. The views from...More
This site received only 1 Michelin star, but we were much more impressed. Situated at a hilltop with pretty views towards Agia Nikolaos and the sea, these remains from the 4th-3th century BC are by themselves imposing and pleasant to explore. Recommended!
A little off the beaten track but only five minutes drive from the tourist honeypot of Kritsa, this is a very evocative site. Not over interpreted or reconstructed like Knossos, the extensive remains are left to speak for themselves. Well guided compared with other Cretan...More
Quite a way out of town into the mountains, Lato is relatively modern compared to the Minoan sites, c500BC. It avoids all the errors of Knossos and is little more than a few piles of stones and some scant info boards. But it is fascinating...More