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Lassithi Plateau, Lasithi Prefecture

Categories: Scenic Drives, Geologic Formations, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities, Tourist Spots
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A fertile plateau that produces some of Crete's olive oil, Lassithi Plateau features white-sailed windmills extending above the valleys. Explore the area to find some early versions of these windmills scattered among old ruins of farms and towns. A memorial here commemorates the destruction of many of these villages during the Ottoman and Egyptian attacks of the 19th century. One of the best ways to tour the plateau's sites is by car; rental cars are available throughout the island. Plan to visit Lassithi Plateau during your Psichro vacation using our convenient Psichro trip itinerary maker.
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  • We were recommended this as a good place to visit and were certainly not disappointed! Amazing views on the way up, and many beautiful villages to explore when you get there. 
  • We rented a car out of Elounda for this trip. We just went through the Cyclades, so we wanted a change of view from dry, scrubby coastal topography, and we got it! The road up from Malia is faster and...  read more »
  • Took a car, decided to ride up to the cave of Zeus, the cave itself we didn't like, but that's the way to her through the city and the Lassithi plateau were fascinating. Windmills, serpentine, mountains-all very beautiful and the memories will remain for a long time
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