Located on the eastern side of Crete, Lasithi is the least tourist region of Crete island. Although it includes some popular places such as Elounda, a VIPs and jet-setters resort, Sissi, Sitia and Ierapetra, the rest of the region has maintained its authentic traditional character, away from mass tourism. Various small towns, busy coastal resorts and picturesque mountainous villages can be found around the prefecture of Lasithi.read more
The beach areas introduce fine and highly developed resorts, while the mountainous villages are where one can experience the traditional Cretan way of life and the famous Cretan cuisine.
The most popular beach of Lasithi Greece is Vai, a place of unique beauty with an impressive evergreen palm forest that dives into the crystal waters creating an amazing effect. The atmosphere here is very relaxing. This place is definitely a must-see for its exquisite and unique landscape.
Of particular interest are also the traditional villages in the Plateau of Lasithi, where tradition is still very much alive and the inhabitants have a serene and lay back way of life.
Spinalonga island, which used to be a leper community was brought to spotlight by the writer Victoria Hislop in her book 'The Island'.
In Lasithi you can combine sightseeing in various places of historical interest, such as Spinalonga island, churches and medieval castles with some relaxing beach time in some of the greatest beaches of the island. Magnificent beaches can be found all around the coastline with Vai Beach undoubtedly being its most impressive with the incredible palm forest, the exotic waters and the golden sand.
If you are interested in sightseeing and history, then you should not skip a visit to the island of Spinalonga, a Venetian castle and a former leper colony at the beginning of the 20th century. The Medieval Castles of Sitia and Ierapetra are also interesting to explore, along with other scattered ancient sites you will find on your way.
Located on the northeastern side of Lasithi, the beach of Vai is famous for its amazing palm forest. Although in the past this was a hippies place, today it is protected as a natural reserve.
Ierapetra, Sitia and Agios Nikolaos are fine seaside villages that keep their authentic character despite the tourist development and give you plenty of opportunities for exploration.
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