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Plateau of Lasithi

Plateau of Lasithi

The picturesque Oropedio (i.e. plateau, in Greek) of Lasithi is the largest and the most fertile plateau of Crete and one of the most important places of Crete…

Lasithi Plateaus
Rivers in Crete

Rivers in Crete

River is a system of internal water that flows on the surface of the earth and a large of its part can be underground. Very few rivers are in Crete due to its small…

Crete Rivers
Voni

Voni

Voni is famous for its religious tourism due to its female monastery in the village that is dedicated to Agia Marina. Administratively the village is under the…

Heraklion Towns and villages
Tourloti

Tourloti

The picturesque and small settlement Tourloti is built on a Hill between the villages Kalivia and Tefeli. Tourloti is approximately 45 km from Heraklion city and…

Heraklion Towns and villages
Mirtia

Mirtia

“ The family of my father comes from a village two hours from Megalo Kastro and is called Varvari “ Nikos Kazantzakis wrote in his book “Anafora ston Greko” and…

Heraklion Towns and villages
Astritsi

Astritsi

In  Kato Vrisi, in Astritsi, someone can find a forgotten part of the paradise. Administratively, Astritsi belongs to the Archanes- Asterousia Municipality,…

Heraklion Towns and villages
Milonas gorge

Milonas gorge

Milonas gorge is a place you must visit. The gorge is located betweet the settlements of Koutsounari and Ferma, in municipality of Ierapetra. The route is easy…

Lasithi Canyons
Houmeriako

Houmeriako

Buildings that make you feel like you live in other times, fountains that were a source of dew for the residents and 19 churches reminiscent of the old prestige…

Lasithi Towns and villages
Kastelli Fournis

Kastelli Fournis

Architectural diamonds, verdant colorful courtyards, and scenic alleys are some of the features of Kastelli in the municipality of Agios Nikolaos that will be of…

Lasithi Towns and villages
Richtis gorge

Richtis gorge

If you want good reasons to visit Sitia, the Richtis gorge will probably be the main reason to organise this trip. It is a small canyon whose beauty has no jealousy…

Lasithi Canyons
Gra Lygia

Gra Lygia

About 5 km west of Ierapetra and 39 km south of Agios Nikolaos, we find the seaside village of Gra Lygia, famous for the fertile valley in which locals grow in…

Lasithi Beaches Towns and villages

The beautiful Agia Fotia beach is in the southern side of the Lasithi prefecture, about 12 kilometres from Ierapetra and 45 kilometres from Agios Nikolaos. The…

Lasithi Beaches Towns and villages
Milatos cavern

Milatos cavern

The Milatos cavern is a few kilometres in the north-east of the Milatos settlement of Agios Nikolaos, in the Lasithi prefecture. A memorial of the thousands of…

Lasithi Caves
Kserokampos

Kserokampos

Kserokampos is one of the most beautiful beaches of the eastern Crete. Kserokampos is a settlement about 48 kilometers from Siteia and 28 kilometers from Palaikastro.…

Lasithi Beaches Towns and villages
Toplou monastery

Toplou monastery

The Toplou Monastery, one of the largest and most important monasteries in Crete, is in the Kavo Sidero Cape, 10 kilometers in the east of Sitia and 6 kilometers…

Lasithi Monasteries
Pelekita cavern

Pelekita cavern

The impressive cavern of Pelekita or “tis Sikias o Spilios” is one of the biggest caverns in Crete and of a high archaeological importance. It is about 5 kilometers…

Lasithi Caves
Nekroi gorge

Nekroi gorge

The gorge of Nekroi in Zakros is a very beautiful and important archaeologically gorge. Its name (“nekroi” means the dead, in Greek) came from the large number…

Lasithi Canyons
Kato Zakros

Kato Zakros

The calm Kato Zakros beach is behind mountains and the plants of the green valley of Zakros. The beach is pebbly and at the edge of the large bay. It is not organized…

Lasithi Beaches
Zakros

Zakros

Zakros is one of the most picturesque villages of Crete that combines the natural beauty with the alternative activities and the important archaeological sites.…

Lasithi Towns and villages
Vai

Vai

The exotic Vai, the biggest palm forest in Europe and one of the most beautiful beaches in Crete, is 95 kilometers in the east of Agios NIkolaos and 25 kilometers…

Lasithi Beaches
Chrisi

Chrisi

The magnificent Chrisi or Gaidouronisi, with the wonderful beaches and the blue-green seawater, is a very popular destination for the locals and the tourists. The…

Lasithi Beaches
Cha climbing spot

Cha climbing spot

The Cha gorge of the Ierapetra municipality and Lasithi prefecture has about 25 descents, slides and jumps. Water dominates and creates many waterfalls and places…

Lasithi Climbing
Cha gorge

Cha gorge

One of the most imposing gorges of Crete and the 10 most beautiful gorges of Europe is the Cha gorge. It begins near the Kato Chorio settlement and ends to the…

Lasithi Canyons
Gorge of Sarakina

Gorge of Sarakina

The gorge of Sarakina or Sarantapichos starts from the Mithoi settlement of Ierapetra and ends to the coastal Mirtos settlement. Its entrance is about 16 kilometers…

Lasithi Canyons
Mirtos

Mirtos

Mirtos is a picturesque and tourist coastal settlement of the Lasithi prefecture. It is built near the banks of the Krios River, close to the exit of the imposing…

Lasithi Beaches Towns and villages
Kales fortress

Kales fortress

The Venetian Kales fortress is in the southern part of the Ierapetra port. It possibly began to be built in 1212 by the Genovese pirate Pescatore. The first written…

Lasithi Fortresses
Ancient Lato

Ancient Lato

The ancient Lato city was about 3 kilometers in the north of Kritsa of the Agios Nikolaos municipality, in Lasithi. It was protected due to its geographical position…

Lasithi Archaeological Areas
Kritsa gorge

Kritsa gorge

The Kritsa gorge is in a very beautiful area. It starts from the north-east side of the Kritsa settlement and ends after about 12 kilometers, to the Tapes village.…

Lasithi Canyons
Kritsa

Kritsa

The picturesque and beautiful Kritsa village with important archaeological findings is in the Agios Nikolaos municipality of the Lasithi prefecture. The village…

Lasithi Towns and villages
Kolokitha

Kolokitha

Kolokitha is one of the most beautiful beaches in Crete, with blue water and white sand, in the Spinaloga peninsula, opposite the small Kolokitha Island. In order…

Lasithi Beaches
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