Lassithi Plateau - Satellite images of Crete
Lassithi Plateau is one of the few areas in the Mediterranean with permanent inhabitants at an altitude over 800 metres. The plateau is 11 kilometres on the east-west axis and 6 kilometres on the north-south - an area of 25 square kilometres, and it is the largest plateau in Crete.
The entrance to the plateau of Lassithi from Hersonissos and Heraklion. Twenty four stone flour windmills dating back to 1800 once stood here, but most of them are now ruined. Only three of the windmills have been restored so far.