Lassithi Tour


 Lifestyle Cycling

Duration: day tour

Lassithi plateau is a dreamy destination on the inland of Crete where the 10.000 white-sailed windmills, which still make a splendid sight against the mountains, used to break the otherwise green landscape. Located in a peaceful and fertile region, it is surrounded by the wild mountains of Dikti and several smaller plateau. The views of the surrounding mountains of Selena and Afendis Christos are majestic. The altitude ranges from 800 to 850m, making Lassithi one of the few residential areas in the Mediterranean at such a high altitude. The 18 villages of the plateau are built at the foot of the surrounding mountains, leaving the plains free to be cultivated, and they are connected by road. Actually, this beautiful route is ideal for cycling as there are no large hills and, along this, we’ll have the chance to visit all the attractions of the plateau. The most important attraction of Lassithi is the Cave of Psychro, mainly known as Diktaean. The cave has played an important role in ancient times, due to a myth that put the birth of Zeus here . Also, according to the legend, inside that cave, Zeusmated with Europa, who gave birth to Minos, the King of Knosos.
The tour ends in the beautiful traditional village Plati.
Every season in this area has its particularity and it has something unique and special to offer to the visitor.

Route data :
Distance : 20 km
Min. elevation : 812 m
Max elevation : 875 m
Elevation ascent : 200 m

mountain bike & helmet
tour guide(s)
transfer from / to your hotel
Lunch in a traditional tavern
Drinking water while riding
a support vehicle with all equipment follow during the tour
personal expenses and drinks
Entrance fees to Museums and other sites