Sights - Lassithi Prefecture

Lassithi Plateau - The Seli Ambelou pass


Coming from Iraklion you must go through the Seli Ambelou pass with the 24 characteristic windmills towering along the mountain ridge.

The mills were built at the end of the 19th century and were used until World War II.
During time the mills fell into decay. But two of them have however been restored, so you can see how the mills were organized.

Before you reach the pass, you pass by the new homo sapiens museum, showing examples of human habitations from the earliest times.
Inside the actual pass you may simultaneously enjoy the magnificent view down over the village of Gonies and the north coast in the distance -

and the equally fantastic view over the Lassithi plateau with the Dikti mountains in the background.



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