The prefecture of Lassithi, with a population of 72.000, lies next to the prefecture of Heraklio, on the easternmost end of the island of Crete. The capital city is Agios Nikolaos and has approximately 10.000 inhabitants. Along with its harbour, it is built in the Mirabello Bay and has everything visitors can ask for from traditional or modern cafes to luxurious hotels and self catering apartments.
There is also the city of Sitia, with its port, to the east, Ierapetra on the south, lying on the coasts of the Libyan Sea and the cosmopolitan Elounda. East of Elounda visitors can find the island of Spinalonga, former leper colony.
Mount Dikti is found on the west of the prefecture, having Lassithi plateau with the famous windmills on its foot.
Having superb beaches with clear waters, like the renowned Vai with the palm trees, Lassithi is a notable tourist attraction with great natural beauty. There are also many archaeological treasures in the prefecture, as findings from excavations show that its history dates back to the Neolithic era. There are ancient relics in almost every part of the area. The most important sites are the Minoan Palace of Zakros, the Doric settlements of Lato and Itanos, Venetian Castles and Monasteries like Moni Toplou.
Be ready to explore one of the most beautiful parts of Crete, promising to offer you an unforgettable experience.