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visited this area with a 4x4 which is an absolute necessity. visited the traditional taverna of... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Jan V
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Heraklion, Greece
No coaches up the road to the plateau....but I lost count of the hairpins we had to negotiate.

We stayed in Kritsa so decided to go up the mountain behind us to see where the locals had their... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2018
thruppennyl
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Stroud, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 days ago

visited this area with a 4x4 which is an absolute necessity. visited the traditional taverna of yiannis siganos. a very knowledgeable and admirable man. strongly recommended.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Jan V
Reviewed 14 October 2018

We stayed in Kritsa so decided to go up the mountain behind us to see where the locals had their land to work. It was 14kms and took us an hour, mostly in 2nd gear in a little Fiat Panda. But it was worth it....More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 15 July 2018

The plateau of Katharo is located at an altitude of 1200 meters and it is 26 km from Agios Nikolaos and 12 km from the plateau of Lassithi. The road from Agios Nikolaos via Kritsa village to Katharo plateau is an asphalt road, but the...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 3 July 2018

This is an amazingly barren landscape - almost a moonscape, of rocky peaks and eroded land, with interesting plants that are adapted to survive the dry conditions - evergreen oaks, down to colourful wild thyme bushes, all trimmed by browsing goats. Small family-run tavernas provide...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank zhuhai2007
Reviewed 13 June 2018

Katharo Plataeu is beautiful landscape, trees are like sculptures, bonzai created by goats that graze around. We have seen many wonderful flowers that grow only in this area of Crete. This is "must see" place.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 7 July 2017

The Plateau itself is not very interesting but the road from Kritsa to get up there is very nice. If you are in the area or visiting Kritsa, you should take a couple of hours to see the landscape and the views on your way...More

Date of experience: July 2017
2  Thank Francesco M
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

It takes just over an hour to get here. Yes the road has steep drops but if you take it steady it's ok. I'm not a fan of heights but was concerned but not scared. We were in a Fiat Panda. The most amazing views...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank bestyman
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Hire a car and take a trip to the plateau you won't be disappointed. The scenery is stunning. it is like a trip back in time, this place has probably not changed too much in the last few hundred years.. except for the windmills. A...More

Date of experience: May 2016
2  Thank jkd06
Reviewed 4 October 2016

We as a group took a Jeep Safari to visit the hidden gems, food/wine included .Pricey but definitely a highlight

Date of experience: September 2016
2  Thank george f
Reviewed 29 September 2016

Taken by friends (Alan and Yvonne - author of Kritsotopoula) on a lovely drive up to the Katharo Plateau. Magnificent scenery and an interesting visit to Giannis, a paleontologist who allowed me to look at his fossil collection of elephant and rhinoceros bones and teeth....More

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank Beryl D
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