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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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 Radisson Blu Beach Resort, Milatos Crete
Set on the edge of the Aegean Sea, Radisson Blu Beach Resort in Milatos is surrounded by turquoise waters and beautiful beaches. more...
 Villa Thalia
Located just 66 feet from Milatos Beach, Villa Thalia offers air-conditioned accommodations with balconies overlooking the Cretan Sea and the mountains. more...
 Royal Marmin Bay Boutique & Art Hotel
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...
 Elounda Water Park Residence Hotel
Overlooking the surrounding mountains and sea, Elounda Water Park Residence Hotel offers half-board accommodations, 0.7 mi from Elounda center. more...
 Ariadne Beach
Located in Agios Nikolaos, just steps from a pebbled beach, Ariadne Beach features a seasonal outdoor pool and a sun terrace with sun loungers. more...
 Seaside Studios
Located in Milatos, just a few yards away from the beach, Seaside Studios features a garden, barbecue, and sun terrace. Heraklio Town is 24 mi from the property. more...
 Corali Studios & Portobello Apartments
Located directly on the municipal beach of Elounda, family-run Corali Studios & Portobello Apartments is 5.6 mi from Agios Nikolaos. It features a swimming pool with pool bar. more...
 Elounda Akti Olous (Adults Only)
Family-run Elounda Akti Olous (Adults Only) is located directly on the sandy beach in the bay of Elounda, Crete. more...
 Sensimar Elounda Village Resort & Spa by Aquila
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...
 Blue Palace, a Luxury Collection Resort and Spa, Crete
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...
 Elounda Bay Palace, a Member of the Leading Hotels of the World
This modern 5-star hotel is surrounded by acres of gardens, overlooking the Mirabello Bay, just minutes from beaches and the fishing village of Elounda. more...
 Miramare Resort & Spa
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...
 Ferma Solaris Apartments
Featuring a swimming pool, a garden and a private beach area and views of the sea, Ferma Solaris Apartments is located in Ayía Fothiá and has accommodations with free WiFi. more...
 Elounda Beach Hotel & Villas, a Member of the Leading Hotels of the World
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...
 Domes of Elounda, Autograph Collection
The 5-star Domes of Elounda, Autograph Collection offers luxurious accommodations with spa bath overlooking the Unesco-protected island of Spinalonga and its Venetian castle. more...




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