Askyfou Plateau is located 50km south of Chania, in one of the nicest and most authentic areas of Crete. The wild mountains around and the serenity of the valley, form a magnificent landscape all year round. In winter the plateau is dressed in white several times, since the altitude is around 1200 meters. The plateau brings a lake from above and its name means “cup” in ancient Greek, because of its shape. Askifou has four small villages with few inhabitants, most of them being shepherds. Some also work in tourism, since the main road connecting Sfakia to Chania runs through the plateau. So, here you will find some traditional taverns and shops.