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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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 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 accommodation with award-winning cuisine and a state-of-the-art spa. more...
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Elounda
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...
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Istron
With a private pool and a sun terrace with sea views, Sea Breeze Villa offers accommodation in Istro Village, just a 3-minute walk from the blue-flagged Voulisma Beach. more...
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Makry Gialos
Ville du Soleil offers traditional stone-built houses in Makrigialos, in south Crete. The long sandy beach of Lagada is just 400 metres away. 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...
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Agios Nikolaos
Amongst lush surroundings 2 km from Agios Nikolaos, Pleiades is a complex of individually designed villas. Each features a private pool, fireplace, free Wi-Fi and views over Mirabello Bay. more...
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Elounda
Within 1.5 km from Elounda Resort Centre, Villa Panorama features a private swimming pool with a sun terrace. It offers a children?s playground and a garden, while free Wi-Fi is available in all more...
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Agios Nikolaos
With magnificent sea views from a rocky headland above Aghios Nikolaos Bay, this resort blends together all the ingredients for a relaxing vacation. more...
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Kavoúsion
Set amidst a blossomed garden, in Kavousi Village of Lasithi, the split-level Villa Tholos Crete features a private, outdoor pool and a furnished sun terrace enjoying panoramic views over Mirabello more...
 Villa  Zeus Villa Zeus     
Agios Nikolaos
Featuring a garden with BBQ facilities, Zeus is peacefully set 950 metres from Ágios Nikólaos Town Centre and just a short stroll from Almiros Beach. more...
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Istron
Situated on a hillside with views over the beautiful Istron Bay or located at the entrance of Istron village, Istron Luxury Villas offers stylish accommodation with private swimming pool, free WiFi more...
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Agios Nikolaos
Facing the small island of Agii Pantes, this hotel is conveniently located down a quiet street, 165 yards from the beach and a 5-minute walk from the center of town. more...
 Candia Park Village Candia Park Village     
Agios Nikolaos
Boasting a waterfront location, Candia Park Village features 4-star accommodation overlooking the Mirabello Bay. It has 3 pools, 2 private beaches with sun beds and umbrellas, and a children?s club. more...
 Domes of Elounda, Autograph Collection Domes of Elounda, Autograph Collection     
Elounda
The 5-star Domes of Elounda, Autograph Collection offers luxurious accommodation with spa bath overlooking the Unesco-protected island of Spinalonga and its Venetian castle. more...
 Sgouros Hotel Sgouros Hotel     
Agios Nikolaos
Sgouros Hotel is located right above the quiet and clean Kitroplatia beach, 200 metres from the town centre of Agios Nikolaos. more...

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