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Lassithi

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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 Istron Bay Hotel
The 5-star Istron Bay Hotel offers sea-view accommodations and a swimming pool overlooking the beautiful bay of Istron. more...
 Chez Cécile Home
Located in Mochlos, a few steps from Mochlos Beach, Chez Cécile Home features a terrace and views of the city. The rooms include a patio with views of the garden. more...
 Hotel Marina Village
Within 2625 feet from Kouremenos Beach, in Palaikastro village, Hotel Marina Village offers rooms with a furnished balcony, set amid a lush flowery garden. more...
 Hiona Holiday Hotel
Located 0.6 mi away from Hiona Beach, Hiona Holiday Hotel has a swimming pool with sun terrace and a snack bar. Its air-conditioned rooms open out to a private balcony. more...
 Porto Belissario
Located in Ferma, Belissario offers an outdoor pool and extensive views of the Libyan Sea. It offers free public Wi-Fi and rooms with private balcony and mountain or sea views. more...
 Petra Mare
Located on the seafront of Ierapetra, Hotel Petra Mare offers an outdoor pool with a children's area, including an energetic animation team and live shows. Free WiFi is available in public areas. more...
 Big Blue
Overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, big BLUE is located in the lovely village of Myrtos, in south Crete. 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...
 Coriva Beach Hotel
Built right on one of Crete's most beautiful and awarded beaches, only 5.6 mi east of Ierapetra, Coriva Beach Hotel features a sea-facing pool and lush Mediterranean gardens. more...
 Sgouros Hotel
Sgouros Hotel is a city, beachfront, couples-oriented hotel located right above the quiet and clean Kitroplatia beach, 656 feet from the town center of Agios Nikolaos. more...
 Ferma Solaris Apartments
Located 1.2 mi from Achlia Beach, Ferma Solaris Apartments offers a seasonal outdoor swimming pool, a garden and air-conditioned accommodations with a patio and free WiFi. more...
 Achlia Apartments
Just 500 ft from the beach, Achlia Apartments features free Wi-Fi throughout, a communal swimming pool and villas with private pools. Its accommodations open out onto a balcony with Libyan Sea views. more...
 Elpida Village
Boasting stunning views of Istron and the sea, Elpida Village is set amid lush gardens and featuring a charming courtyard and outdoor pool, just 2625 feet from the sandy beach. more...
 Aspros Potamos
Set amid the lush valley of Aspros Potamos, the 300-year old, restored guest house of Aspros Potamos features authentic Cretan accommodations. more...
 Elysee Hotel
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...
 Coral Rooms Frond Beach
Enjoying a seafront location in Kato Zakros Beach, Coral offers a restaurant and free bikes. It features air-conditioned accommodations with Mediterranean Sea and mountain views. more...
 Itanos
The Itanos is a 3-star hotel on Sitia’s pretty waterfront, only 200-yards from the beach. This hotel offers modern rooms, friendly service and a lovely roof garden with great views. 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...
 Nakou Village
Offering an outdoor pool and a restaurant, Nakou Village is located on the hill of Koutsounari Village. It features self-catering accommodations with Libyan Sea or garden views. more...
 Nektarios Village House
Located 30 mi from Heraklio Town and 16 mi from Hersonissos, Nektarios Village House offers accommodations in Neápolis. The air-conditioned unit is 5.6 mi from Ágios Nikólaos. more...
 Istron Homes
Istron Homes features sea views, free WiFi and free private parking, located in Istron, 0.7 mi from Agios Panteleimonas Beach. more...
 Maison Kronio Lassithi Plateau
Located in the mountainous Marmaketo Village, within 0.9 mi to Tzermiado, Maison Kronio offers an outdoor pool and a restaurant. This self-catering accommodations features free WiFi. more...
 Lato hotel
Lato Hotel enjoying a privileged location in Agios Nikolaos, overlooking the beautiful Mirabelo bay, just a mile from the center of the city, offers free Wi-Fi internet. more...
 Creta Suites
Located in the traditional Cretan village of Koutsounari, Creta Suites offers fully furnished apartments with a panoramic view of the Libyan Sea. It features a small outdoor pool and children’s pool. more...




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