Discover The archaeological sites of the Lassithi plateau Greece

The region of Lassithi, in the east of the island, is home to various relics and vestiges of Cretan history. In Kato Zakros, archaeologists have discovered the fourth Minoan palace, with a surface area of over 75,320 sq ft, which was also destroyed by an earthquake.

  • Sites in the prefecture of Lassithi, The archaeological sites of the Lassithi plateau, Monuments, Crete
    Sites in the prefecture of Lassithi

    This area is rich in natural and cultural heritage. Hereyou'll find the famous windmills.

    © Fer737ng / 123RF
  • The island of Spinalonga, The archaeological sites of the Lassithi plateau, Monuments, Crete
    The island of Spinalonga

    Facing the small port of Elounda, this former military fort is one of the most impressive sights of Crete.

    © Vladimir Sklyarov / 123RF
  • The archaeological sites of the Lassithi plateau , The site of Lato , Greece
    The site of Lato

    This archaeological site a few kilometers from Agios Nikolaos is especially valuable for its superb views over the valley.

    © Olivier Lechat
  • The cave of Zeus, The archaeological sites of the Lassithi plateau, Monuments, Crete
    The cave of Zeus

    According to legend, it was in Diktaion Andron that the god of gods grew up.

    © phototraveller / 123RF
  • The windmills, The archaeological sites of the Lassithi plateau, Monuments, Crete
    The windmills

    These remnants of the past are still part of the iconic landscape of the prefecture.

    © Fernando Barozza / 123RF
  • The Livestock, The archaeological sites of the Lassithi plateau, Monuments, Crete
    The Livestock

    Along with agriculture, the keeping of livestock once represented the principal activity of the Cretans.

    © Fritz Hiersche / 123RF
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