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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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 Daios Cove Luxury Resort & Villas
Nested on a hillside overlooking its private bay on the North-East part of Crete, Daios Cove features 165 private sea-water pools a 2,500-m² spa, and luxurious rooms with spectacular views of the cove more...
 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...
 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...
 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...
 Nuez Villas
Located in Mochlos, 25 mi from Malia, Nuez Villas features free bikes and free WiFi. more...
 Sitia Beach
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...
 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...
 Elounda Gulf Villas
Located just a short stroll from the sea in Elounda, the family-run property offers stylish villas with a private pool, and individually decorated luxury suites with Cretan Sea or garden views. more...
 Blue Marine Resort and Spa Hotel - All Inclusive
Blue Marine Resort and Spa Hotel is located just yards away from the sea. In addition to 2 outdoor pools, the beachfront resort features 4 restaurants and a spa. more...
 Meliti Hotel (Adults Only)
Overlooking Agios Nikolaos Gulf, Meliti is just 328 feet from Havania Beach and features a swimming pool. The air-conditioned rooms have furnished balconies offering views of the Cretan Sea. 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...
 Yades Instyle Villas
Featuring air-conditioned accommodations with a private pool, pool view and a patio, YADES INSTYLE VILLAS is set in Mochlos. 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...
 Tui Blue 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...
 Minos Beach Art Hotel
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...
 Elounda Garden Suites Heated Pool
Boasting an outdoor pool, Elounda Garden Suites Heated Pool offers tastefully decorated accommodations opening to a furnished balcony with mountain views. more...
 Enorme Santanna Beach
Enorme Santanna Beach has a restaurant, seasonal outdoor swimming pool, a bar and garden in Ierápetra. Boasting a tour desk, this property also provides guests with a sun terrace. more...
 Cayo Exclusive Resort & Spa
Cayo Exclusive Resort & Spa features a restaurant, seasonal outdoor swimming pool, a bar and shared lounge in Elounda. more...
 Bellevue Suites
Bellevue Suites is a 3-key fully-furnished apartment hotel, in a quiet area in the western entrance of Agios Nikolaos, Crete, overlooking Ammoudi bay. more...
 Beachfront Villas on Crete - Pelagaios
Located in Ferma in the Crete region and Ferma Beach reachable within 1640 feet, Beachfront Villas on Crete - Pelagaios provides accommodations with free WiFi, BBQ facilities, a garden and free more...
 Maris Luxury Villa
Located 5 mi from Spinalonga, Maris Luxury Villa offers a seasonal outdoor swimming pool, a garden and air-conditioned accommodations with a balcony and free WiFi. more...
 Candia Park Village
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...
 Elounda Peninsula All Suite Hotel, Six Senses Spa
Overlooking the Bay of Elounda, Elounda Peninsula All Suite Hotel is set on a peninsular stretch of land, with a view of Mirabello Bay and the Aegean Sea. more...
 Hotel Port 7
Located right at the entrance of Agios Nikolaos’ port and 328 feet from Kitroplatia Beach, close to bars, restaurants, tavernas and shops, Hotel Port 7 offers rooms with direct views of the Mirabello more...
 Vista Mare Villas
Offering a garden and outdoor pool, Vista Mare Villas is set in a tranquil area of Xerokampos. The picturesque town of Ierapetra is 27 mi away. more...




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