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VACATIONS IN CRETE - LASITHI


Crete - Lasithi

Vacations in Crete - Lasithi (Crete - Greece)



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Area Crete Best for All
Perfecture Lasithi Cost Low
Access Ship Size 1823 Square Kilometers
Beaches All Distance 331 Kilometers

Vacations in Crete - Lasithi island - The ideal destination for your vacations

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Why Crete - Lasithi

  • To swim in the amazing Vai Beach
  • To visit the mythical Dikteon Cave
  • To walk on the famous Spinalonga Island
  • For good food and traditional hospitality
  • For inexpensive vacations

Information On Crete - Lasithi


Lasithi is eastmost prefecture of Crete. The largest and most famous of its towns are Agios Nikolaos (the capital), Sitia and Ierapetra, with Ierapetra being on the south coast of Lasithi.

Lasithi has a lot of places to see and some amazing beaches to swim in. The distances on Crete are huge, but by driving you can get to other places on the island. It is a good idea to stay many days, in order to see as much of Crete as you can, although it is impossible to manage to see all of it.

The trademark of Agios Nikolaos, the capital of Lasithi, is Voulismeni Lake located right in the center of town. This is where most people gather to enjoy a drink along with the great scenery. There are some interesting museums (an archaeological museum and a folklore museum) around the town as well as some nice beaches in walking distance. On the north side of the town lies the Cretan Olive Oil Farm.

Crete on the whole is an island where you can find whatever you are looking for. There are quiet areas for accommodation and deserted beaches for those who want a peaceful vacation, while there are also cosmopolitan beaches with bustling tourist resorts for intense holidays.
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Beaches Of Crete - Lasithi


On Lasithi, like the rest of Crete, there are countless beautiful beaches for every taste. Most of the beaches are on the north, mainly in Mirabello Bay. On the east coast lies the stunning Vai Beach that is also an attraction. On the south there are some fantastic beaches that are less known.
  • Mazida Ammos (Southeast Crete - Lasithi): An amazing beach with thin sand and warm clean sea. There are three more remarkable beaches a bit north of it.
  • Ammoudi (South Crete - Lasithi): A fantastic beach, also known as Dragon's Cave. It has thin sand and shallow clean sea, making it ideal for families with kids.
  • Achlia (South Crete - Lasithi): A lovely beach facing south. The sea is clean and usually calm while the beach is laid with sand and thin pebble.
  • Agia Fotia (South Crete - Lasithi): Situated a bit east of Ierapetra, Agia Fotia Beach is known for its tranquil atmosphere and scenic beauty.
  • Gaidouronisi (South Crete - Lasithi): Gaidouronisi, also known as Chrysi island, is a very small island a bit south of Ierapetra town featuring some amazing beaches with golden sand and amazing turquoise sea.
  • Voulisma (North Crete - Lasithi): Voulisma Beach is one of the best beaches of Lasithi. It is long and narrow beach with amazing white sand and crystal-clear turquoise waters.
  • Agios Nikolaos (North Crete - Lasithi): Located in the heart of Agios Nikolaos town, this organized beach offers a convenient location with soft golden sand and clear waters.
  • Almyros (North Crete - Lasithi): Situated near Agios Nikolaos, Almyros Beach offers thin sand and pebbles and calm shallow sea, making it suitable for families.
  • Vai (East Crete - Lasithi): Vai Beach known for its stunning palm forest backdrop. The beach faces east and offers soft golden sand and crystal-clear waters.
  • Erimoupoli (East Crete - Lasithi): A small yet fantastic beach located a bit north of Vai, with ancient ruins on the sea floor.

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Travel To Crete - Lasithi


There are ferries from Piraeus to Sitia and Agios Nikolaos during the summer months. Lasithi also has an airport that is right next to Sitia town.
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Transportation On Crete - Lasithi (Car Rentals)


Lasithi has buses for your transportation within the major towns of the region (Agios Nikolaos, Sitia and Ierapetra). Also there are intercity buses that connect Lasithi with the rest of the prefectures of Crete.
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Accommodation On Crete - Lasithi (Hotels, Apartments, Guesthouses, Rooms to let)


Lasithi is a large prefecture, with countless hotels and rooms to let, so choose the place to stay carefully considering the distances. Most accommodation is on the north side, mostly in Sitia and Agios Nikolaos.
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Food & Drink On Crete - Lasithi


In Lasithi you should try the cooked snails, skioufikta (local pasta), various kinds of pies, stuffed vine-leaves, local lamb or goat, local rabbit and - if you can find it - gamopilafo (traditional rice served in weddings). Of course you will find plenty of fresh fish, seafood and kakavia (fish soup). From salads try the famous Cretan dakos and stamnagathi, extremely bitter greens which only grow on Crete. Accompany your meal with Cretan graviera cheese, myzithra cheese, local wine and raki. It is generally advised eating in mountainous villages and avoiding the heavily touristic taverns.
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What To Buy On Crete - Lasithi


On Lasithi, like the rest of Crete, you can buy wine, raki, rusks, local cheeses (graviera cheese, etc), thyme honey and kaltsounia.
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Attractions On Crete - Lasithi

Dikteon Cave


Dikteon Cave, also known as the Cave of Zeus, is a legendary and historically significant site near Psychro village. It is believed to be the birthplace of Zeus, the king of the gods in Greek mythology.

Vai Palm Forest


Vai Palm Forest is a unique and picturesque natural site. It is home to the largest natural palm forest in Europe, featuring over 5,000 palm trees.

Spinalonga Island


Spinalonga Island is a historically significant site. It was once a Venetian fortress and later became a leper colony during the 20th century.

Toplou Monastery


The Toplou Monastery, also known as the Monastery of Panagia Akrotiriani, is an impressive 15th-century monastery located near Sitia.

Sitia Archaeological Museum


A small yet interesting archaeological museum. Its collection covers all the historical periods of the entire island of Crete.

Amazonas Animal Park


A lovely animal park northwest of Agios Nikolaos town. The rich vegetation and the animal sound make you feel like you are in the jungle.

Richtis Gorge


Richtis Gorge is a natural wonder located a bit west of Sitia. It offers breathtaking scenery with lush vegetation, a flowing river, and picturesque waterfalls.

Kritsa Village


Kritsa Village is a traditional mountain village perched on a hillside, offering panoramic views of the surrounding landscapes. It is known for its narrow alleys, quaint houses, and local crafts.

Cretan Olive Oil Farm


An olive oil farm where you can see how traditional products, including olive oil, are made and even have the chance to milk the farm goats.

Gournia Archaeological Site


Gournia is an ancient Minoan town. There are only ruins left but you can still see the traces of cobbled streets and the palace court yard.


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