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Address: Crete 72052, Greece
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This flat stretch of land high up in the mountains of Crete is rumored to...

This flat stretch of land high up in the mountains of Crete is rumored to be the birthplace of Zeus.

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We visited the plateau on a tour run by sparrow travel. The guide was excellent, giving us a lot of interesting detail. The drive up to the plateau offers stunning views and some... read more

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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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We visited the plateau on a tour run by sparrow travel. The guide was excellent, giving us a lot of interesting detail. The drive up to the plateau offers stunning views and some hairpin bends! There are remnants of the many windmills which were used to irrigate the plateau and the views of the mountains, some of which were covered... More 

Thank accordion2017
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We drove up from Malia and went to the Zeus's cave. It is a lovely drive - very windy and through several lovely quant villages. The plateau is amazing. After visiting the cave (not massive but worth a trip), we had a lovely freshly squeezed orange juice and local cheese and honey pie at the café at the bottom beside... More 

Thank groovebaby
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a fabulous day. Hire a car and drive yourself up here. The views are amazing the roads are so quiet in April and everywhere is covered in spring wild flowers. We also enjoyed driving down through the wine valleys around Peza and then on down to knossos. All the mountains and the valleys are full of olive trees and... More 

1 Thank Hillary P
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Reviewed 20 February 2017

The Lassithi Plateau (the so-called birthplace of the God, Zeus) offers stunning scenery with thousands of olive trees covering the landscape. Very much worth visiting.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 November 2016

The drive up to the plateau through steep mountains was awe inspiring. En route the visit to the monastery of Kera with its 14th century wall paintings & the lovely icons in the church was fascinating. One very enjoyable aspect for us ladies was that the queue for the toilets was only for the men! The ladies had plenty of... More 

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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Reviewed 1 November 2016

There is the Dikteon Antron (Dikteon cavern), and is the cavern of Zeus, he was grown up here ; this country is a real adventure; This highland is the most fertilie in the Lasithi region and has 10.000 windmills, as time goes by, slowly they are disappearing . One after the other, they are replaced by modern Energypumps.

Thank Manuela L
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Reviewed 31 October 2016

Wonderful, spectacular place with great atmosphere. Sadly, of the HUNDREDS of classical Cretan windpumps we saw 15 years ago, only a very few remain working - the rest are just rusty skeletons in various stages of decay. If you're willing to risk your hire car on some fairly dubious 'roads' you can drive pretty much anywhere through the plain itself... More 

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Katowice, Poland
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Reviewed 29 October 2016

Something different from coastline, beaches and mountains and also beautiful views, real Crete indeed.

Thank Jolanta A
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Reviewed 22 October 2016

We did rent a car and explored the Lassithi Plateau. After an exciting adventures drive over the mountains you arrive at the Lassithi Plateau. There is a main road which leads around the valley and it takes approximate 1 1/2 hours to drive all the way around. Try to stop and have lunch or a coffee in one of the... More 

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Mitcheldean UK
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Reviewed 12 October 2016

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.

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