Tzermiado, Crete - the biggest village of the Lassithi plateau

The picturesque village of Tzermiado is located west of Agios Nikolaos, on the wonderful Lassithi Plateau which is a magnificent place favoured by nature and one of the few areas of the Mediterranean to be constantly inhabited despite the fact that it is lying at an altitude of almost 850 m. The Plateau is located on the west side of Mt. Dikti and enjoys a particularly mild and healthy climate.


Tzermiado is lying on the slopes of Mt. Selena, a part of the assembly line of Mount Dikti. It was founded during the 15th century and is the biggest village on the plateau with 1000 inhabitants. There are a few accommodations as well as excellent tavernas and traditional cafes.

The surrounding area of Tzermiado features numerous sites such as archaeological finds from the Minoan period, the Trapeza cave and the gorge of Havgas.

Tzermiado Map

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How to get there:
Either by car or by public bus from Agios Nikolaos.