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Sites in the prefecture of Lassithi

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

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The archaeological sites of the Lassithi plateau Greece
By Amy Adejokun Amy Adejokun Section editor

Discover The archaeological sites of the Lassithi plateau

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.

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The archaeological sites of the Lassithi plateau

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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