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Lassithi Plateau

Crete 72052, Greece
+30 281 026 2455
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This flat stretch of land high up in the mountains of Crete is rumored to be the birthplace of Zeus.
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“hired a car” (15 reviews)
“small villages” (13 reviews)
“stunning views” (12 reviews)
Crete 72052, Greece
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Reviewed 8 November 2017

We visited as most holiday destinations were about to close. We visited a craft "village" in which my son had a go at throwing a pot (which we had great difficulty packing safely for return journey). As I find walking any distance difficult my family...More

Thank _krysiams
Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

Visited with a large family group for adults and children between 13 and 2. Hired cars and drove up from stalis. Very well sign posted and easy to follow the road up. Quite steep so confident driver recommended, but the viewing points in the way...More

Thank Claire G
Reviewed 22 October 2017

Absolutely fantastic experience, very highly recommended. We had a great tour guide, Daryl who was very funny, had an amazing knowledge about local flora and fauna, he made our experience even more enjoyable by telling us about local agriculture, history and local customs in a...More

1  Thank yvonnelawley
Reviewed 19 October 2017

During your journeys in Crete, you have to visit this place. It is just beautiful, like a land from a fairy tale, surrounded by bold peeks. Here you can find Zeus's birth place, the Dikte Cave.

Thank Gábor H
Reviewed 18 October 2017

The first sight of the plateau was from high about looking down across the whole plateau most of the windmills water pumps are missing as in the postcards of the area but the are slowly been repaired and got running the farmers in the area...More

2  Thank Richard J
Reviewed 12 October 2017

We did a day tour of the Lassithi Plateau with Safari Club Crete and it was a highlight of our trip. We did this drive in a very sturdy four wheel drive, with some parts off road which was a bit hairy in places but...More

1  Thank Belgo96
Reviewed 11 October 2017

We drove round the Lassithi Plateau yesterday in our little hired car. Gorgeous scenery and villages. The roads were good and wide even though there were hairpins corners . The valleys were green and fertile, olive trees, apples and pears dotted throughout the Plateau. Up...More

Thank YSL6
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

Drove up from direction of Malia. The roads are mainly OK but in places flimsy wire fences are all there is between you and a steep drop. Some roads are single lane through villages but once on the plain all OK. Only remnants of old...More

Thank Middleagedman54
Reviewed 20 September 2017

It is well worth circular tour of the Plain. If your relatively fit then a walk up to the Dikteon Caves. The first third of the path is hard. It then zig zags back and forward, with 200 or so steps down into the cave...More

Thank hancockmp
Reviewed 19 September 2017

We visited this beautiful plateau over 20 years ago and wanted to go back. It is just as beautiful although it was sad to see some of the little villages appearing to struggle a little economically. We visited the Dikteon Cave en route, which was...More

Thank Supame3
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14 May 2017|
Response from accordion2017 | Reviewed this property |
apologies - don't know - we did an excursion and I know others have hired cars to travel round.Hope you get there!
Kent W
30 September 2016|
Response from Pandrew199 | Reviewed this property |
You can hire a traditional wooden bike, lots of cyclists so sure you can hire others, we drove and walked.
6 September 2015|
Response from 62agatha67 | Reviewed this property |
Le porte bébé serait mieux dans certains endroits
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