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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...
 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...
 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...
 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...
 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...
 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...
 Cayo Exclusive Resort & Spa
Cayo Exclusive Resort & Spa features a restaurant, seasonal outdoor swimming pool, a bar and shared lounge in Elounda. more...
 Enorme Santanna Beach
Enorme Santanna Beach has a restaurant, seasonal outdoor swimming pool, a bar and garden in Ierapetra. Featuring a tour desk, this property also provides guests with a sun terrace. 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...
 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...
 Hotel Port 7
Right at the entrance of Agios Nikolaos’ port and 328 feet from the beach, Hotel Port 7 offers rooms with direct views of the Mirabello bay. more...
 Istron Bay Hotel
The 5-star Istron Bay Hotel offers sea-view accommodations and a swimming pool overlooking the beautiful bay of Istron. more...
 The Island Concept
Located in Agios Nikolaos, 328 feet from Almiros Beach, The Island Concept features accommodations with a restaurant, free private parking, a seasonal outdoor swimming pool and a bar. more...
 El Greco Hotel
Located on Ierapetra's seafront promenade, El Greco Hotel the 4-star hotel offers modern and spacious rooms and suites with balconies. The hotel restaurant enjoys views over the Libyan Sea. 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...
 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...
 Adrakos Apartments (Adults Only)
Adrakos Apartments are well maintained apartments, perched high on the mountainside on the way down from Agios Nikolaos to Elounda. 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...
 Istron Luxury Villas
Located on a hillside with views over the beautiful Istron Bay or located at the entrance of Istron village, Istron Luxury Villas offers stylish accommodations with private swimming pool, free WiFi more...
 Elounda Heights (Adults Only)
Overlooking Mirabello Bay and the beautiful Venetian castle on the island of Spinalonga, the adults-only Elounda Heights offer an outdoor pool and free Wi-Fi. more...
 Naiades Marina Hotel
Located 66 feet from Ammos Beach, Naiades Marina Hotel in Agios Nikolaos offers a terrace. The property is around 328 feet from Agios Nikolaos Marina and 984 feet from Agios Nikolaos Port. more...
 Emerald Lake Studios
The family-run Emerald Lake Studios is centrally located in the seaside Agios Nikolaos Town, within 1640 feet from Ammoudi Beach. more...
 Coral Rooms
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...
 Kato Zakros Palace Apartments
Built on a hill in Kato Zakros Village, Kato Zakros Palace Apartments offers units with panoramic views over the Minoan Palace, the sea and the Valley of the Dead. more...
 Kakkos Bay Hotel and Bungalows
Located on the pebbled beach of Ferma, Kakkos Bay offers air-conditioned rooms with views of the Libyan Sea. It has a swimming pool and a restaurant, and it is surrounded by the lush gardens. more...




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