Holidays in Lassithi Crete

Holidays in Lassithi Crete

Located on the eastern side of Crete is the prefecture of Lassithi. The eastern coast of Crete is also the southern most point of Europe, making it a boundary between Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

Lassithi is a very beautiful and piLassithi Crete Greececturesque part of Crete, with a wonderful landscape of land and sea, where the green and blue colours blend together perfectly, creating a unique setting for your enjoyable and rewarding holidays in Crete.

The capital town of Lassithi is that of Agios Nikolaos, a charming town, with its colourful port, traditional buildings, and a very friendly and hospitable atmosphere. Built at the northern most point of the picturesque Mirabello Bay, the town of Agios Nikolaos is one that all visitors to Lassithi should visit.

As well as the main town, there are also several other beautiful villages and towns located around the Lassithi prefecture.

The town of Elouda is one of the most popular tourist resorts on the eastern side of Crete. The rocky coastline, and inspiring scenery make this a very popular destination in Crete.

Other towns and villages include those of Kritsa, Istro and Sissi. Each have their own beauty and charm, and make ideal places where one can enjoy a relaxing holiday, surrounded by the thriving nature and colourful scenery.

Lassithi is a great choice for your holidays in Crete, and is becoming more and more popular with travellers each year, who are looking for new and less famous destinations to visit on Crete. Whether you are looking for a peaceful holiday, or one of adventure and activities, Lassithi has everything you will need.

How do I travel to Lassithi ?

The county of Lassithi is located on the eastern side of Greece, and is a beautiful destination for your holidays on this island. You can reach Lassithi by air or sea. The airports of Chania and Heraklion cater for domestic and international flights to Crete, and from these airports, you can travel to Lassithi by road by car or the local bus services.

In Lassithi are the ports of Agios Nikolaos and Sitia, but the majority of ferries to Crete will arrive at either Chania or Heraklion – with the latter being the most popular. The two ports in Lassithi offer connections to islands in the Dodecanese and the Cyclades. For routes to and from Athens, you would need to look for ferries from either Chania or Heraklion.

Where can I stay in Lassithi ?

The county of Lassithi in East Crete is home to a wonderful range of popular holiday destinations and you’ll be able to find a huge choice of accommodation in these regions such as hotels, apartments, studios, rooms and villas. Whatever type of accommodation you are looking for, you can be sure that you will find something suitable for your holidays in Lassithi. Some of the most popular destinations in Lassithi include Elounda, Agios Nikolaos, Sitia and Ierapetra. Find more information about hotels in Lassithi.

5 Day weather forecase for Lassithi / Agios Nikolaos


Map of Lassithi


Useful Resources - Wikipedia page for the county of Lassithi in Crete – Travel guide to the region of Lassithi - Wikipedia page for the resort of Elounda
http://www.λασιθι.net/ - Greek language website for Lassithi

Author: Alex Dounavis

An avid traveller and keen writer about travel destinations in Greece and the Greek islands

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