Avocado Safari in Ancient Lappa | Crete

Exploring Avocado plantations at Ancient Lappa, next to the village of Argyroupoli in Crete. Not accessible by tourist bus it was a great opportunity to walk an ancient Roman trail in order to get there. 

Persea americana, or the avocado, possibly originated in the Tehuacan Valley in Mexico.

Once we got to know the secrets and interesting details about the avocado plantations is Crete, we took the Roman trail leading to the Ancient cemetery of Lappa. It might have been the longer option but it was worth it.

The ancient trail to the Roman cemetery
Reaching the Lappa Roman Cemetery through an ancient path.

The Roman Cemetery

Roman tomb

The Lappa limestone Roman tombs are among the most impressive in Greece, though unknown in comparison to those at Matala.