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 varicolored texture of this special
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
Spinaloga and Hrissi, 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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