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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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MV apartment, Mochlos
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Blue Palace, a Luxury Collection Resort and Spa, Crete, Elounda
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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...
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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...
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Mohlos Villas, Mochlos
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Elounda Bay Palace, a Member of the Leading Hotels of the World, Elounda
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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...
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Sea Breeze Villa, Istron
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Meliti (Adults Only), Agios Nikolaos
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...
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Corali Studios & Portobello Apartments, Elounda
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...
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Sitia Blue, Sitia
Featuring a garden, private pool and sea views, Sitia Blue is located in Sitia. It has mountain views and free WiFi. The villa has a satellite flat-screen TV, 5 bedrooms and a living room. more...
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Sensimar Minos Palace Hotel & Suites - Adults Only, Agios Nikolaos
With magnificent sea views from a rocky headland above Aghios Nikolaos Bay, this adults-only resort blends together all the ingredients for a relaxing holiday. more...
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Villa Pelagos, Koutsounari
Offering free WiFi and sea views, Villa Pelagos is a property located in Koutsounári. This villa provides a private beach area. The villa includes a living room and a bathroom with a hot tub. more...
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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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Elounda Mare Relais & Châteaux Hotel, Elounda
Elounda Mare Relais & Châteaux Hotel features luxurious accommodations with spectacular views over Mirabello Bay. It offers top quality restaurants, along with a variety of leisure activities. more...




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