Lassithi

Mirabello, Oropedio, Ierapetra, Sitia

Any place in Crete is sure to fascinate visitors. The island is reputed for its amazing mosaic of landscapes - each one, however, retaining its own character, its own identity and beauty.

The eastern part of the Lassithi Prefecture is considered to be the low-key aspect of Crete, one of peace, quiet, things being done in a relaxed way, hospitality.

It is the corner of Crete with the even-tempered mountains, the “smiling shores”, the fine beaches and the countless Blue Flag beaches. Not to mention the dunes in its south coastline and on its small islands in the Libyan sea, and the hot and life-giving sun shining for almost three thousand hours a year − the highest annual sunlight average in Europe!

Lassithi is the Crete of large and renowned ancient cities, Minoan palaces and ports , medieval monuments, traditional villages, unique landscapes, immense olive groves, verdant vineyards, gardens, orchards. It is a place having to offer enchanting cultural and nature-loving treks to canyons, caves, forests, agricultural landscapes, ancient paths, habitats, monuments, castles, monasteries, countryside churches, villages.

A place with a long tradition in tourism, high-quality services, excellent resorts renowned the world over, hotels having received numerous distinctions internationally, and all sorts of outstanding tourist accommodation, built at unique locations.