Lassithi prefecture - Introduction

Lassithi prefecture - Introduction

Lassithi is the easternmost prefecture of Crete. Agios Nikolaos, the capital of the prefecture is a cosmopolitan, coastal town on Mirabello bay.
Kritsa is an interesting traditional village near Agios Nikolaos and Spinalonga, the fortified island is a place that can not be missed.
30klm on the west of Agios Nikolaos lies the quiet and traditional resort of Sissi, that has developed in the last few years.
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Surrounded by Dikti mountains is Lassithi plateau with its 7000 windmills and Dikti cave just above Psichro village.
On the eastern tip of Crete, lies Vai, the famous palm beach and the town of Sitia is very near. Around this area one can find the archaeological site of Kato Zakros and Gournia, and a visit to the monastery of Toplou, with its fine frescoes will complete a day of exploration.
On the south of the prefecture is the picturesque town of Ierapetra and opposite the tropical island of Chrissi.

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