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Lassithi - Crete

The town of Agios Nikolaos

About Lassithi prefecture

general information
  • Lassithi is a prefecture in Crete island
  • Area: 1,826 square km
  • Population is approximately 78,256 inhabitants
  • Capital of Lassithi is Agios Nikolaos Town
  • Main port is in Agios Nikolaos
  • Connected with Piraeus port of Athens
  • Connected via ferry with some Cycladic islands
  • Connected with Athens Athens International Airport via Heraklio and Chania
Short Description
Agios Nikolaos Town portLassithi is the east prefecture of Crete.

On the beautiful Gulf of Merabello there is Ayios Nikolaos, the capital of the prefecture of Lassithi, and a tourist center in Crete. Aghios Nikolaos is one of the most picturesque harbours with the fish boats and the houses built around it. built on the Mirabello Bay this beautiful port full of cafes and tavernas offers to the visitor a traditional atmosphere and lifestyle making Lassithi a beautiful resort for your vacation on Crete island.

Lassithi prefecture is filled with wonderful sandy beaches both on the north and south coast some of them are of unique beauty. One of the most known resorts is the cosmopolitan Elounda.

Other worth visiting places are Ierapetra and Sitia. There are also many villages of special beauty in the prefecture, such as the Lassithi plateau, where the spectacle of 10,000 windmills is unique, the famous Vai. On the north east end or Palmforest, a fabulous sand beach embraced by thousands palm trees and Neapolisituated in a valley, full of olive trees and vineyards.

In Lassithi prefecture like the rest of Crete you will come upon remarkable venetian and turkish monuments archaeological sites proving the long Cretan history. You can also visit many superb buildings of the venetian era, Turkish mosques and Byzantine churches in many towns and villages of the prefecture.

Sandy beach in LassithiTRAVEL TO LASSITHI
The Municipal Tourist Information Office is always here to help you through any particular information or booking request, offering maps, brochures, excursion leaflets and currency exchange (at bank rates) open from 8.30 am to 9.30 pm by the lake.

Fun for all the family...
Come along and play a round of Mini Golf.

If you don't fancy any kind of exercise you can just lay back and relax at the Snack Bar watching people playing around !

Aghios Nikolaos is served by the airport of Heraklion which is less than an hour away, by car. The very good road network allows easy acces to other towns and villages of the area as well as the rest of Crete.

Aghios Nikolaos has direct link by boat with Piraeus, Sitia, Milos, Santorini, Karpathos, Kassos, Kos, Rhodos, etc. Scheduled bus service to Heraklio -Ierapetra - Sitia - and many villages, is frequent and efficient. There are also many agencies for car or motorcycle renting.

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