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Welcome to Lasithi Travel Guide
Lasithi is the eastern-most prefecture of Crete, south Europe – Mediterranean Sea, and the most “raw” one. Preserving the picturesque and localized feeling, the residents of Lasithi hold on to their tradition and customs. The relaxed life-pace, tranquility, tradition and purity are the characteristic elements that prevail in this area. Lasithi is the area with the most -Blue Flag awarded- beaches in Greece (41! – for year 2012). Also you can find here many gorges, caves, archaeological sites, traditional villages, sea-sports facilities, wild nature, intensive nightlife, fantastic taverns and restaurants, blue sky and fantastic landscapes.
Visitors say that the residents of Lasithi live in their own world, a world without trouble, anxiety, stress and haste. The main cities you can find are: Agios Nikolaos (capital), Sitia and Ierapetra. Other major areas are Lasithi Plateau, Makrys Gialos and Palekastro.
The road network is in a good condition, and there are ongoing works to improve it more and more. The prefecture of Lasithi has two available seaports: one in Agios Nikolaos and one in Sitia, as well as an airport in Sitia that connects the city with Athens, Alexandroupoli, Rhodes, Kos, Kassos, Santorini, Preveza, via direct flight. Direct charter flights are also available, for traveling abroad.
The prefecture of Lasithi is distinguished for its rich history, special tradition, amazing people full of life, wildlife and fantastic seawaters. We invite you to live tradition, enjoy activities, feel the nature, relax, taste cretan diet and fall in love with Lasithi. Your trip here will leave you with only positive impressions, as long as you are adequately informed.