Plateaus in Crete



Ziros Plateau
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The small plateau of Ziros lies east of Armenohandrades plateau. Here is the "capital" of the area, the village of Ziros. The village is nice and here you will find very basic services, such as gas station and bank. Ziros has faced a modest growth, a key driver of which is the military camp with the radar of the Greek Air Force, standing on a neighboring mountain.

Ziros is the starting point of the narrow snake-like road with the countless turns, running close to the deserted villages Hametoulio and Lamnoni, which are worth a stop. The road crosses the wild gorges of Agia Irini and Lamnoni and ends at the beautiful beaches of Xerokambos. The narrow track is really majestic, crossing the wild and arid mountains and overlooking the turquoise waters of Amatos beach, the small islands of Kavali and, in the background, Koufonisi Island. It is certain that in many places, you will stop to take many photos.

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Additional Info

  • Location: Lassithi Prefecture
  • Accessibility: Paved road

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