Lassithi is said the westerner than the four homonym Prefecture of
Crete. It has extent of 121 q. kilometers from that 38 are agricultural
expanse. The (Plateau of) Lassithi is something that it escapes from
the human imagination. It undeniably constitutes one from most graphic,
more beautiful, more admirable regions not only Crete, but also the
entire world. Has a separate beauty, a charm differently from that of
other regions, something that him does not meet no one often somewhere
elsewhere. He is full from landscapes natural good and sees sights. At
the same time does the plateau Lassithi resemble with a enormous
natural fortress that you say and some divine hand him it manufactured
with superabundant charm, beauty and art. These are also the reason
that, according to the ancient sources and the delivery, the god Re'a
came for gave birth Jupiter (Zeus), as well as the Jupiter brought here
Europe and slept with her, after him it stole from the Phoenicia
(ancient mythological country). In the past the plain was irrigated by
whited-sailled windmills, 10 000 in all. This scenic way of supplying
water was designed by Cretan engineers. Although very few windmills are
in use today, it still makes a splendid sight against the mountains.
Winter months can be very cold, and there is often snow in the plain
and the mountains until well into the month of April.
In the surrounding country side there are several caves of
archaeological interest, one of which is the Trapeza cave, east of the
village at a height of 90 metres above the plain, and the other is the
Dictaion Andron, the birthplace of Zeus according to Greek Mythology.