Lassithi Plateau

The Lassithi plateau also called Oropedio Lasithiouis a large fertile plain in the North-West part of Eastern Crete. It is approximately 70 km from Iraklion
and lies at an average altitude of 840 m, which makes it one of the few permanently inhabited areas of such altitude around the Mediterranean.


The scenic beauty of this plateau become marvelous when melting snow comes down from the surrounding mountains in spring.

There are several caves of archaeological interest in the surrounding countryside, of which Diktaion Andron near the village of Psychro is the birthplace of Zeus according to Greek Mythology. Zeus is also said to have used Diktaion Andron as his hiding place after abducting Europa.