The Lassithi Plateau is one of the most beautiful and graphic areas in Crete. High up on the Dikti Mountains, it is a green, fertile valley, covering an extension of 25.000 sq. km full of cultivation of potatoes, garden and fruit products and almond trees. Also the unique 10.000 windmills scattered throughout the area. The plateau is not only an impressive landscape but a unique geological phenomenon. It is 817 meters high, but is surrounded by high mountains. Although the plateau as it is today has to a large extent been shaped by human activity, it still remains an impressive ecosystem, with many species of animals, birds and plants.