Welcome to Lasithi Plateau!

Why visit Lasithi Plateau?

The Municipality of Lassithi Plateau, one of the 4 Municipalities of the Prefecture of Lassithi, occupies most of the western side of the mountain complex of Diki, accompanying to the east the Municipalities of Ierapetra and Ag. Nikolaou, south with the Municipality of Viannos, west with the Municipality of Kastelli, and north with the Municipality of Hersonissos. The Kapodistrian Municipality of Lassithi Plateau came from the unification of the old communities of the former province of Lassithi, local councils have joined, and its seat is Tzermiadon. Earlier, in the year 1879, when the administrative deletion of Crete provided for the creation of Municipalities, in the then province of Lassithi two Municipalities were established: the Municipality of Tzermiades and the Municipality of Psychrou, and this shape was maintained in the Cretan State. The mountainous Municipality of Lassithi Plateau in its entire area is located at an altitude of over 800 m. It is the only Municipality of an island region that does not touch the sea at any point, which at the nearest point (Malia) is in a straight line around 8 km.

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How to visit?

You can visit the Lassithi Plateau in various ways. There is a ferry connection through regular itineraries from the port of Piraeus to Heraklion, and then to KTEL with a final destination at the Lassithi Plateau. Those who wish to travel by air, have the opportunity to fly to Heraklion and then KTEL with final destination the Lassithi Plateau. Also, you can use the local drivers (taxi) to take you to the desired destination.

Routes

The Plateau of Nisimou

The National Trail

Limnakaros Plateau

Accommodation


Choose one of the hotels or studios / apartments for rent in various settlements of the Municipality

Cuisine


Try the traditional cuisine in the restaurants and taverns and enjoy the view at the cafe-bars

Hiking


Wander between nature and the enchanting landscapes of the municipality of Lassithi Plateau

Settlements

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The history of Windmills

The Lassithi Plateau, the birthplace of Zeus, has been a pioneer in the exploitation and utilization of wind energy, as Mr. Hatzakis tells us and emphasizes that he has dealt with the issue of windmills in the Lassithi Plateau since he was a student, and in fact his diploma the windmills, but also then with his research and innovative proposals he makes every effort to give "life" again to the windmills in the area.

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