10Crete Island: Visit the windmills of Lasithi Plateau !

Lassithi Plateau is located 25km south of Malia and 70km west of Heraklion city. The altitude of the Lassithi 18 villages ranges from 800 to 850m, making Lassithi one of the few residential areas in the Mediterranean at such high altitude.

Lassithi plateau is famous for its 12000 windmills with white cloths. These windmills once drew water from wells and water the fields by taking advantage of the constant winds. Click the next ARROW to see the next image!