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 - Explore the Lasithi plateau on holiday in Crete.
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Explore the Lasithi plateau on holiday in Crete

Explore the Lasithi plateau on holiday in Crete and discover many beautiful sights and an authentic image of Crete.

The plain of Lasithi is located inland between Helaklion and Aghios Nikoloas. Surrounded by mountains this isolated plateau is a fertile area at an altitude of 800 metres where temperatures are a good five degrees cooler than the coast.

The Cretans have cultivated this area for centuries, the main crops being potatoes and corn. A classic image of the plain is that of the pretty white windmills which are to be found here and there in various states of restoration and sometimes ruin.

Another feature are the small towns and villages such as Agios Georgios and Krasi where you will find the islands biggest plane tree which requires twelve people to reach round the trunk.

The main town on the plain is Tzermiado which is a craft centre specializing in embroidered linen and varios other Cretan specialities.

If you are staying in a villa in Crete a drive to the Lasithi plateau for a day out is very enjoyable, it is closest to our range of villas in Heraklion. Crete is a big island which we know well so please do consult our holiday advisors about any aspect of your holiday from how long it takes to drive to the plateau from where you are staying to choosing where to stay and deciding how to get there. You can count on us for reliable assistance, just call (free phone service) or email (response within 24 hours) and we will be pleased to help.