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Go earlier!!!

I made the mistake of arriving here just before 2pm, with the gate being locked at 3pm had just an... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Solihull, United Kingdom
Ancient Dorian city in a spectacular hilltop location

Not an easy site to get around, although easy to find from Kritsa. It really is very hilly, not for... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Rod F
Royal Wootton Bassett, United Kingdom
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Lato, Crete, Greece
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I made the mistake of arriving here just before 2pm, with the gate being locked at 3pm had just an hour. Really enjoyed the site and should have given myself a bit more time. It is quite steep to get to the very top of...More

Thank John46H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not an easy site to get around, although easy to find from Kritsa. It really is very hilly, not for those with mobility issues. The location is quite breathtaking, and there are several interesting features around the site including a threshing floor, the prytaneion, and...More

Thank Rod F
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

Quite a significant site for the island and yet again not much information available. As I've found in other sites there is a little map of the site but nothing to give you any context so I ended up checking wiki for info. Only a...More

Thank no1missmarple
Reviewed 13 March 2017

if you like your history then a trip to Lato is a must. This ancient town was built as a fortress of sorts in a mountain pass about 5BC. Parts of the town, the temple, agora etc are easy to see. We were amazed to...More

Thank jkd06
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Lato is an ancient town of the Doric period, around 5 BCE. The Dorians were Iron Age people, unlike the Bronze Age Minoans, and the contrast between Lato and Minoan villages is striking. With iron tools the Dorians could work limestone blocks very finely and...More

Thank Tony C
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Looks like nothing at the entrance but well worth the hike up to see it.!! And only 2euros. Closed on monday.

Thank SusanGwynnethE
Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

After walking the Kritsa gorge (superb 2hr walk) we walked on to Lato not sure what to expect. Not at all developed in to a tourist spot (only 2 euro entry) rather you can walk all over the ruins and imagine what it was like...More

1  Thank Cathy D
Reviewed 19 September 2016

It's so good to see a historical place that has not been over-restored. Oh, and amazing views of the valleys inland and of Agios Nikolaos at the coast.

Thank gavinstango
Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

We visited the Minoan settlement at Lato at lunchtime in July. The site and seting are fabulous and well worth the detour if you are passing. The site is well signed from Kritsa. There is good parking and toilets but no cafe faciities. Entry is...More

Thank Stephen P
Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

This is a must while in Agios Nicolaos. This place is amazing!! You can experience the whole site by yourself.. Almost no boundaries ( just be respectful with the monument as you would in any other historical site ). For me this is much better...More

3  Thank TopTurista
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