Lassithi Plateau - The plateau, at the altitude of approximately 1000 m, sits at the foot of Mount Dikti (The Greek mythological god Zeus was alledgedly born in a cave on this mountain, and this cave is now a tourist attraction). There are numerous small villages circumferencing the plateau, each with various kafenions, tavernas, mini markets and hardware shops, aswell as tourist gift shops selling hand crafted wares. The plateau is approx. 60 kms from the airport, and approx. 25 kms from the sea.