About Crete's agricultural and magical landscapeLasithi Plateau, or the Lasithi Valley, is a beautiful region and one of the top tourist destinations for visitors. This plateau is famous for its dozens of windmills that are spread around. These are water pumps with wings, which granted the valley its name and ruins of more than 10,000 mills that were used for watering the fields.
Lasithi is an incredibly fertile green agricultural valley, with a carpet of densely cultivated fields. The real beauty happens in spring, when the flower rugs cover the valley and surround the snowy peaks of the high Dikti Mountains.
At the Dikti Mountains around the valley there are historical sites, like the Dikti cave, where according to Greek mythology Zeus was born.
The Plateau has a few towns that have maintained their traditional lifestyles more or less. Some have ancient treasures, such as the village of Kera, which has a church from the Byzantine period, covered in frescoes from the 11th century.
The area is known for its Venetian windmills that have survived since the 15th century. Today only a few remain, maintain their classical look, with wings and white clothes that remind visitors of the romantic past.
These mills were used to pump water from under the ground, to water the fields and to grind wheat.
Every season here has its own charm. During fall the trees crouch from the burden of apples and ripe pears, during the spectacular spring bloom, the fields are green and full of blossom.