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Askifou Plateau

Lodging list in Askifou Plateau

Nicolas Hotel, Vantaris Hotels, Domina Villas, Retreat Village, Asterina Rooms, Kalami Villas

Car Rental in Askifou Plateau

Auto Club Car Rental
Askifou Plateau and Mount Kastro of the Lefka Ori
Askifou Plateau and Mount Kastro of the Lefka Ori
The White Mountains (Lefka Ori) surround the plateau with the high peaks of Kastro on the west (2,218m), Tripali on the east (1,493m), and Agathes (1,511m) giving it the appearance of an amphitheatre. The plateau of Askifou was probably a lake in prehistoric times and the fertile patchwork fields yield wheat and potatoes. On this plateau in 1821 there was a major battle between the Turks and the Sfakiani revolutionaries that resulted in a victory for the locals. The fierceness of the battle and the heroic fighters are still remembered in local songs.
You may rent rooms in the middle village, Amoudari of Askifou. You may also eat the local cheese pie, delicious cheese, and local honey from thyme in the pleasant village square. A statue to a local revolutionary hero Polentas has recently been erected here and to Tsontas, a hero from the Macedonian conflict in the 1900s.

Photos of Askifou Plateau:


Plateau Askifou
Plateau Askifou
Snowy plateau
Snowy plateau
Askifou Plateau
Askifou Plateau
Mount Kastro above Askifou Plateau
Mount Kastro above Askifou Plateau
Askifou Plateau and the peak of Kastro of the Lefka Ori
Askifou Plateau and the peak of Kastro of the Lefka Ori
Askifou Plateau
Askifou Plateau
Askifou Plateau
Askifou Plateau
Amoudari village nestled below Mount Kastro
Amoudari village nestled below Mount Kastro
Askifou Plateau and Mount Kastro of the Lefka Ori
Askifou Plateau and Mount Kastro of the Lefka Ori
 
Visit the area of the sight: Askifou Plateau
Synonyms and related links Lefka Ori :
White Mountains
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Synonyms and related links Kastro :

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