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Tavri Plateu
Category: Plains & Plateaus
Prefecture: Chania
Address: Askifou
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Tavri Plateu


Tavri and Niatos plateaus are about 60 kilometres from Chania, at an altitude of 1000 and 1200 metres, and are part of the area known as Sfakia, west White Mountains (Lefka Ori).

 

No many dirt roads have been left in Sfakia so this is your chance if you have a 4x4 to get to two beautiful plateaus, the Tavri and Niatos.The road starts from Ammoudari village (there is a label) in Askifou Plateau, but be careful not to get confused because in the village the road forks. You have to turn left immediately after passing the building of OTE. For the next 2.8 km you drive on asphalt and then you get on a dirt road with a planted stone.

As you go up, you have a panoramic view of the Askifou plateau. In front of you, among the mountains,  the sea pops up. You will reach Tavri after 7 kms  and after 600 more meters you will see the path that goes left to the mountain retreat.

Do not stop here but continue for about 1 km further until you reach the beautiful Niatos plateau from whence many paths lead you to Kaloi Lakkoi, to Katsiveli and to Omalos in a demanding hike of 16 hours! In Niatos the dirt road makes a circle and you can move around to admire it from any aspect

Dozens of sheep usually graze here. In spring you will see flowers in all shades and colours appearing even among the stones. Above the plateau, the snowy peaks of the Lefka Ori mountains rise and there is an almost eerie silence across the region .

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Tavri and Niatos plateaus are about 60 kilometres from Chania, at an altitude of 1000 and 1200 metres, and are part of the area known as Sfakia, west White Mountains (Lefka Ori).

 

No many dirt roads have been left in Sfakia so this is your chance if you have a 4x4 to get to two beautiful plateaus, the Tavri and Niatos.The road starts from Ammoudari village (there is a label) in Askifou Plateau, but be careful not to get confused because in the village the road forks. You have to turn left immediately after passing the building of OTE. For the next 2.8 km you drive on asphalt and then you get on a dirt road with a planted stone.

As you go up, you have a panoramic view of the Askifou plateau. In front of you, among the mountains,  the sea pops up. You will reach Tavri after 7 kms  and after 600 more meters you will see the path that goes left to the mountain retreat.

Do not stop here but continue for about 1 km further until you reach the beautiful Niatos plateau from whence many paths lead you to Kaloi Lakkoi, to Katsiveli and to Omalos in a demanding hike of 16 hours! In Niatos the dirt road makes a circle and you can move around to admire it from any aspect

Dozens of sheep usually graze here. In spring you will see flowers in all shades and colours appearing even among the stones. Above the plateau, the snowy peaks of the Lefka Ori mountains rise and there is an almost eerie silence across the region .
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The village of Askifou, built on the Asfikou plateau, formed by the mountains of Kastro and Fanari on the West and the mountain range of "Horeftes", offers a magical view to the visitor. The view is incomparable when the plateau is covered with snow in the winter, and when is green in the spring.

 

It is located at an altitude of 750 m, and it is 50 km from the city of Hania and 20 km from the village of Vrises. Its population is approximately 500 people. The small villages that constitute the community of Askifou are Kares, Ammoudari, Goni and Petres. The most touristically organised of them is Ammoudari with restaurants, gas station, and some rooms for rent.

The name Askifou is probably derived from the ancient word "Skifos", meaning cup, because the plateau looks like a big cup. Most of the times in winter the plateau is covered with snow. In a house in Ammoudari there is the only fir-tree in Crete The main occupation of the inhabitants is sheep and goat raising and there are many cheese dairies where the visitor can buy some excellent cheese like athotiros and myzithra. During November, in many houses they produce the famous raki, the alcoholic liquor from grapes.

The plateau receives many visitors, especially the last years, mainly passengers on their way to and from Hora Sfakion , or hikers climbing in the nearby mountains. In the plateau there is a Post Office with exchange.There are some rooms for rent and some taverns where the visitor can enjoy the famous Sfakian specialities like the Sfakian pies (cheese pies with honey) and the delicious "siglina" (pork meat smoked with aromatic herbs).     A big public feast is taking place every year on the celebration of the Pentecost (first week of June) , in the chapel built on the plateau of Tauris, at an altitude of 1000 m. After the divine service, in accordance with the Sfakian customs, delicious food and excellent wine are offered to all visitors.The plateau of Askifou is considered the Thermopiles of Sfakia, because the only way to the Hora Sfakion and the surrounding coastal area is through this plateau. In Askifou, in the 21st of August 1866, met the General Congress that declared the union of Crete with the rest of Greece, and abolished the Turkish authority to Crete.From Askifou the visitor can enjoy a walk to the White Mountains. The distance from Ammoudari to the plateau of Tauris where a shelter is placed, is 7 km, and the walk through the path takes about 1,5 hours. Continuing for another 1 km. is the plateau of Niatos (altitude 1200 m) above which are the imposing mountain peaks of the White Mountains, Kastro (2218 m) and on the right Fanari (2190 m), which can be reached with a four hours climbing.
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The third mountain shelter is in the Sfakion area (Chania Prefecture - West White mountains area Lefka Ori) close to Askifou plateau on the way to Chora Sfakion coastal village.

At the Tavri plateau, above the Askyfou plateau at an altitude of 1200m, the Tavri shelter was built in 1992. You can follow the rural road from the village of Askyfou, which is 7.7 kilometers long, to reach here. It is worth the effort to walk the unique route along the footpath through the dense cypress forest which spreads out above the village towards the Tavri plateau. The journey on foot takes about 1½ - 2 hours.