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Lassithi is the fourth prefecture of Crete, on the east part of the island, covering an area of 1,818 sq.km. It is filled with long sandy beaches, small isles scattered around the blue waters and green valleys with small villages and warm colours.The capital of the prefecture is Agios Nikolaos, a picturesque harbour built on the Mirabello Bay. This cosmopolitan port gathers all the elements a visitor may come across in the prefecture. The wonderful atmosphere of the harbour, with its fishing boats and traditional cafes, the developed tourism, the hospitable people and the vivid rhythm of the everyday events are all an indication of the varicoloured texture of this special place.

Another important town of the prefecture is Ieraperta. Facing gloriously the Libyan Sea, it is the southernmost town of Europe, a significant port with the majestic fortress and the long beach.Other developed towns are the port of Sitia on the east part and the cosmopolitan Elounda. Many villages present a special beauty in the prefecture, such as the beautiful Lassithi plateau, with hundreds of windmills, the famous Vai area, with a dense forest of 5,000 palm trees and Neapoli that lies on a green valley, full of olive trees and vineyards.

Lassithi prefecture bears a part of the long Cretan history. It is a place with many remarkable Venetian and Turkish monuments and with important archaeological sites.The most well-known are the towns of Lato, Gournia, Itanos, Mohlos, Myrtos and Zakros, all with remains of ancient Minoan or Postminoan settlements and palaces. You can also visit many superb buildings of the venetian era, Turkish mosques and Byzantine churches in various harbours and villages of the prefecture

During your visit to Lassithi prefecture you will find that life has its own rhythm, the traditions are carefully followed and the people always take the time to enjoy their most precious possession, the wonderful landscape of Lassithi prefecture.Living under a warm sun the colours of gold from the beaches of Spinalonga and Chrissi, of green from the vineyards in small valleys and of blue of the deep waters of the surrounding sea continue to present an inspiration for the traditions and arts of the locals.


 

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 Villa Thalia
Villa Thalia, Milatos
Located just 66 feet from Milatos Beach, Villa Thalia offers air-conditioned accommodations with balconies overlooking the Cretan Sea and the mountains. more...
 Radisson Blu Beach Resort, Milatos Crete
Radisson Blu Beach Resort, Milatos Crete, Milatos
Set on the edge of the Aegean Sea, Radisson Blu Beach Resort in Milatos is surrounded by turquoise waters and beautiful beaches. more...
 Elysee Hotel
Elysee Hotel, Sitia
Located on the quiet promenade of Sitia in Crete, Elysee Hotel is 164 feet from the beach. It offers air-conditioned rooms with free Wi-Fi and furnished balcony overlooking the Cretan Sea and the more...
 Sensimar Elounda Village Resort & Spa by Aquila
Sensimar Elounda Village Resort & Spa by Aquila, Elounda
On a private, sandy beach overlooking Mirabello Bay, this Aquila Elounda Village features award-winning cuisine, a spa, a tennis court and 5 outdoor pools. more...
 Santa Marina Hotel
Santa Marina Hotel, Agios Nikolaos
Within 164 feet from the sandy beach of Agios Nikolaos, Santa Marina Hotel features a swimming pool and a restaurant with a furnished terrace by the garden. Free WiFi is available in the reception. more...
 Miramare Resort & Spa
Miramare Resort & Spa, Agios Nikolaos
Built on the panoramic slopes above the seafront, the Miramare is a hotel and bungalows complex located at the peaceful Gargadoros. It features an indoor pool and 3 outdoor pools. more...
 Blue Palace, a Luxury Collection Resort and Spa, Crete
Blue Palace, a Luxury Collection Resort and Spa, Crete, Elounda
Set on Elounda coast, the 5-star Blue Palace, a Luxury Collection Resort and Spa, Crete combines luxurious accommodations with award-winning cuisine and a state-of-the-art spa. more...
 Sitia Beach
Sitia Beach, Sitia
Only 984 feet from Sitia center, this 5-star hotel offers 3 pools, a tennis court and a spa, right on a private beach area of Sitia Bay. more...
 Royal Marmin Bay Boutique & Art Hotel
Royal Marmin Bay Boutique & Art Hotel, Elounda
Located right on the beach in Elounda, Royal Marmin Bay Boutique & Art Hotel features a swimming pool with a spacious sun terrace and sun loungers. more...
 Nereids Apartments
Nereids Apartments, Sitia
Just 98 feet from Sitia Beach, Nereides features a beach bar and free sun loungers with umbrellas. Surrounded by a lush garden, it offers modernly decorated accommodations with a kitchenette. more...
 Minos Beach Art Hotel
Minos Beach Art Hotel, Agios Nikolaos
Featuring a stunning location next to the water’s edge, Minos Beach Art Hotel features an art gallery and an excellent health and beauty center, along with complimentary breakfast and parking. more...
 Candia Park Village
Candia Park Village, Agios Nikolaos
Boasting a waterfront location, Candia Park Village features 4-star accommodations overlooking the Mirabello Bay. It has 3 pools, 2 private beaches with sun beds and umbrellas, and a children’s club. more...
 Anemone Seaside Traditional Homes
Anemone Seaside Traditional Homes, Istro
Located in Istro, Anemone Seaside Traditional Homes has accommodations with free WiFi and a kitchenette. All units come with an oven, toaster, a coffee machine, a fridge and electric tea pot. more...
 Hotel Sea Breeze
Hotel Sea Breeze, Sitia
Hotel Sea Breeze lies 1.2 mi east of Sitia and a 10-minute drive from some of the greatest beaches in Lasithi. It offers affordable rooms, many with sea views. more...
 Elounda Beach Hotel & Villas, a Member of the Leading Hotels of the World
Elounda Beach Hotel & Villas, a Member of the Leading Hotels of the World, Elounda
Located on the northeast coast of Crete, the seafront Elounda Beach Hotel & Villas, a Member of the Leading Hotels of the World, features 5 tennis courts, basketball and volleyball courts and a spa more...




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