Limnakaro is a small but lovely plateau, at an altitude of 1150 m – best known in climbing circles. Here begin several of the climbing routes on the Lassithi mountains: the main and most frequneted ones lead to the tops of Afendi, Spathi and Lazaro.
As well as the beautiful scenery, you can visit the small church of Aghios Pneumatos (from the Second Byzantine period), and admire the architectural skills of the mitata that belong to the herders.
On the plateau, at the spot of Anastasi Strovili (1400 m) is a refuge-hut of the Mountaineering and Skiing Association of the Lassithi Plain, completed in 1955 with a capacity of 12.
Passing from there between the two highest peaks of Dikte (up to 1600 m), one descends to the beautiful pine forests of Selakanos (Ierapetra province). By taking the European Waling Trail E4 that crosses the entire region of the plateau, one ascends to the highest peak of Dicte – Afendi. Here is the church of the Transfiguration, whence the views are stunning.
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