Excursion to the Lassithi Plateau

Half Day excursion to the Lassithi Plateau

We will start our day with a visit of the Lassithi plateau. The peaks of a range surround the Lassithi plateau, which occupies an area of 2,500 hectares. Thanks to the geological composition of the ground, the plateau retains the rainfall and some 10,000 windmills raise the water from wells to irrigate the plain. All the mills belong to the one-sided type of windmill, which grinds in a standard position, always on the same direction of the wind. We will visit the Dikteon Andron and enter the cave of Psychro, which is one of the most important cult places of Minoan Crete and the Cave where Zeus was born.

After the visit of the Cave, we will make a round tour through the Lassithi plateau passing small Cretan Villages until we drive back to the hotel.

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