Diktaio Andro is located on the north side of Dikti mountain in Crete, above the village of
Psychro in the municipality of Lassithi Plateau, Crete, at an altitude of 1020 m. It is
considered one of the most important internationally known caves, with great
mythological and archaeological interest. There Rhea, hidden from the fury of Saturn,
gave birth to Zeus. The cave has attracted the interest of many Greek and foreign
archaeologists who have occasionally excavated its interior. Neolithic, Minoan, Late
Minoan, geometric, archaic, classical, Hellenistic and Roman finds prove its continuous
use by humans, mainly for worship purposes. The cave has an area of 2,200 sqm and
can be visited. The total length of the tourist route is 250 m. Inside there is a rich
decoration of stalactites, stalagmites and a picturesque lake.
Convent of Kera Kardiotissa
The monastery of Kera Kardiotissa is old and belongs to the Community of Kera
Pediados, at an altitude of 630 m. At 49.6 km of the central artery of Heraklion – Lassithi
Plateau at the western foot of the Karfi hill, in a valley overgrown with trees. In 2011, 26
people were registered. The church is dedicated to the Genesis of the Virgin. It belongs
to the region of the Holy Metropolis of Petra and Herronissos. It celebrates on September
The holy monastery of Vidiani is located on the northwest side of the Lassithi plateau of
Crete near the village of Kato Metochi. The monastery was founded around 1850 by the
monk Methodius Perakis but is considered to be built on the ruins of an older monastery
that was part of the Vida family (hence the name Vidiani).
The Roza Gorge
The gorge of Rosa is a branch of the gorge of Ampelos. It starts from a point next to the
rural road that crosses the gorge of Ampelos and in an east-southeast direction, leads to
Kera. The slope of the gorge bed is very large, but may have a path for mountaineering.
Also, its slopes are impressively raised, with the obvious geological formations, which
attract the visitor’s gaze with the special beauty that they present.
Lassithi Plateau Panoramic View
Windmills in lasithi plateau