Lasithi

PREFECTURE OF LASITHI

TRAVEL PATHWAYS

SAINT NICHOLAS

Agios Nikolaos, the capital of the prefecture of Lassithi, with its own sound colors, the unique picturesque landscape and the cosmopolitan scent that emerges, demands an important part of the tourist market. Its beauty - here was the ancient Minoan town of Lato - is mainly due to the small lagoon of Voulismeni (connected to the sea with a small canal) around which, amphitheatrically, unfolds  the residential area with white houses and beautiful neoclassical buildings and emerge everywhere with sea as a background . The unique event of burning Judah in the center of the lake is worth living if you are on the island during Easter. Attractions include the marina (the first marina in Crete), the islet of Agii Pantes with the protected Cretan goat, the quiver with the taverns and the pedestrian street. Sitia, home of V. Kornaros, is the eastern end of Crete and is 70 km away from Agios Nikolaos. A small quiet and beautiful city-base to visit its 45 villages and taste the traditional Cretan hospitality. Wander through its beautiful uphill alleys, which boast from the flower-filled courtyards and swim in the coastal palm-road with amusement at the "rakadika", bars and taverns.

IERAPETRA

"Stone Sacred", bathed by the sun and the sea, where the holidays never end. Where deep-blue crystal clear water and endless shores (51 km long) offer delightful moments of relaxation, and the excavation finds allow the visitor to admire the rich historical past.

ELOUNDA

High quality tourist resort with the most 5 and 6 star hotels for VIP visitors. Ideal for those who want to relax while preserving their privacy and having fun, explore the many small hamlets that turn you back in time, walk to the Kolokitha Peninsula, throw themselves against Spinalonga (rocky island-myth) with its unique history . From Agios Nikolaos it is only 15 minutes by car, from Chania about 3.5 hours, from Rethymno about 2.5 hours, and from Heraklion just over an hour from the national road. The affordable luxury in Crete that you deserve to experience. Visit the fishing village of Plaka for fresh fish at a tavern next to the sea and if you want to travel to ancient Olounda, you can only swim with the necessary equipment and discover a whole city under today's Elounda. For the less risky, the approach to the point where Elounda joins the isthmus, will pleasantly surprise you, since you can see the ruins on the bottom.