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Lassithi Plateau is one of the few areas in the Mediterranean with permanent inhabitants at an altitude over 800 metres. Lassithi plateau is 11 kilometres on the east-west axis and 6 kilometres on the north-south – an area of 25 square kilometres.

There are many small villages on the plateau which maintain their traditional colour and character. Don’t hesitate to come out of your car and walk along the little streets. You will be rewarded with nostalgic sights of authentic farm living  There are many photo opportunities, especially early in the morning and in late afternoon.

Dikteon Andron, the cave where Zeus was born, is located at the Plateau. The DikteonCave consists of five chambers large and small. The most impressive sight is the lake at the lowest point, surrounded by massive stalactites and stalagmites.

At the lake you will see the “Mantle of Zeus”, a stalactite which hangs over the lake like a chandelier and whose shape, in the local imagination charged with centuries of myths, resembles a cloak.

At the back of the lake you can easily see a small chamber of the DikteonCave, in which it is said that the Father of the Gods was born.

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