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Katharo plateau

16km from Kritsa and 25km from Aghios Nikolaos, the plateau of Katharo is lies at 1200m of altitude on the foot of Lazaros, a mount of Dikti Mountains (2148m).

Katharo by the fertile territory and shady Holm oaks, become a common target for Greeks and foreigner climbers, lovers of nature and holiday-makers. Mainly for those who desire the authentic contact with Mother earth and the absolute calm.

The street to Katharo, offers an amazing view of Mirabello gulf, during all the way up to it. 
On the fertile plain of plateau was existed a lake in prehistoric era.
There are many discoveries of stoned bones that belong to big endemic animals (hippopotamus, rhinoceros ecc.), which lived in those times up to the region.
Today in countryside, lives the risked of disappearance, Cretan Wildcat.
The wide area of both Katharo and peak of mount Lazaros , are protected by the European network Natura 2000