Nida Plateau

The famous plateau of Nida located at altitude of 1450 meters above sea level. It bears the ancient name of the Psiloritis mountain and more specifically derives from the pronunciation of the phrase “stin Ida (in Ida)” i.e. Nida. A sacred ground in antiquity dedicated to Mother Nature and to Zeus, the cult of which was prominent in the area with its cave “Idaion Andron” set on the west part of the plateau.

There is a legend referring to a dispute between the people of Voriza and Anogia both claiming the plateau of Nida. In the end this was resolved with the help of a priest and the plateau was granted to the people of Anogia.

Visit rural Crete

Map

Other Travel Guides

{tguide_phototitle_en}

Souda Bay WWII Cemetery

The Commonwealth War cemetery lies 5 km to the east of Chania, by the old village of Souda, hosting 1527 graves of British, Australian and New Zealanders soldiers and officers.

More
{tguide_phototitle_en}

Gortyna

One of the most important sites of Crete, located in south central Crete, towards Moires.

More
{tguide_phototitle_en}

Agios Titos, Heraklion

Probably the oldest church in Heraklion with the initial building erected during the 10th century after the reconquest of Crete by the Byzantine general Nikiforos Fokas in 961 AD.

More
{tguide_phototitle_en}

Kamariotis Village

A very picturesque small village on an altitude of 620m.

More
{tguide_phototitle_en}

Agios Minas, Heraklion

The first chapel of Agios Minas, the small Agios Minas as the locals call it, was built in 1735 and hosted -for the first time after the Turkish occupation - the Cretan cathedral.

More
Experiences
We know best
Follow us
Follow us on social networking pages and learn our news first
Contact us

Andreadaki 13-15 Heraklion, Crete
712 01, Greece
Tel.: +30 2810-342222
Fax: +30 2810-342212
e-mail: touristguidesofcrete@gmail.com
ΜΗ.Τ.Ε. 1039 Ε 6000 00870 00
Office hours: Mon - Fri: 9.00 - 15.00

Newsletter
Sign up to receive great deals first and our company news

CreditCards