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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...
 Chez Cécile Home
Located in Mochlos in the Crete region, Chez Cécile Home features a patio and garden views. The air-conditioned property is 18 miles from Ierapetra. 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...
 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...
 Argoulias
Set at an altitude of 2789 feet, in the village of Tzermiadon, Argoulias is a stone-built property offering traditional accommodations with views of Dikti mountain range. more...
 Elounda Water Park Residence Hotel
Overlooking the surrounding mountains and sea, Elounda Water Park Residence Hotel offers half-board accommodations, 0.7 mi from Elounda center. more...
 Natica Mare Villas
Perched on a hill, just 328 feet from the beach of Xerokampos, Natica Mare Villas offer elegantly decorated houses with unobstructed views over the Libyan Sea. 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...
 Kalo Nero Apartments
Located in Makry Gialos in the Crete region and Koutsounari Beach reachable within a few steps, Kalo Nero Apartments provides accommodations with free WiFi, BBQ facilities, a garden and free private more...
 Elounda Krini Hotel
Just 656 feet from Elounda Beach in Crete, Elounda Krini Hotel features free WiFi, a restaurant and buffet breakfast. more...
 Villa Thalia
Located just 66 feet from Milatos Beach, Villa Thalia offers air-conditioned accommodations with balconies overlooking the Cretan Sea and the mountains. 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...
 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...
 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...
 Elounda Blu Hotel - Adults Only
This hotel is conveniently located 0.9 mi from the village center of Elounda in Crete, 47 mi from Heraklion airport and 6.2 mi from cosmopolitan Agios Nikolaos. more...
 Seaside Studios
Located in Milatos, just a few yards away from the beach, Seaside Studios features a garden, barbecue, and sun terrace. Heraklio Town is 24 mi from the property. more...
 Aroma Creta
Located 820 feet from the pebbled beach of Koutsounari, Aroma Creta is a 3-star hotel featuring a large pool with poolside bar, a Greek restaurant and spa facilities. more...
 Cayo Exclusive Resort & Spa
Cayo Exclusive Resort & Spa features a restaurant, seasonal outdoor swimming pool, a bar and shared lounge in Elounda. more...
 Vasia Villas
Set in Milatos, 25 mi from Heraklio Town, Vasia Villas features a seasonal outdoor pool and barbecue. The accommodations features a hot tub. Hersonissos is 11 mi away. 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...
 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...
 Kastro Studios Apartments
Kastro Studios & Apartments are located 492 feet from the sea, in Mirtos village. The complex is set in a lovely 2,000 square yard garden and features a swimming pool and a library. 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...
 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...
 Anemone Seaside Traditional Homes
Located a 3-minute walk from Pylos Beach, Anemone Seaside Traditional Homes offers a garden, a terrace and air-conditioned accommodations with a balcony and free WiFi. more...




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