KTEL (suburban) buses are the cheapest way to travel around the prefecture of Lassithi with daily departures and arrivals at the major cities of Crete. Within the city there are local buses linking the central spots of Agios Nikolaos and the most popular places of Lassithi. There are frequent routes connecting the surrounding villages and neighbourhoods of the entire prefecture serving both visitors and locals until the late hours.
Renting a car in Lassithi is an ideal way to explore the beautiful prefecture with the mountain landscapes, seaside villages and the endless beaches surrounding its coasts. The adventurous routes of Lassithi urge all visitors to discover them using all means of transport. For the long distances you can hire a motorcycle for fast and easier access to the beaches which are not reachable with the local buses. Prices are low during the summer season due to the great tourist demand.
Taxis are commonly used in Crete serving visitors and locals 24 hours a day. It is the most expensive means of transport but they are fast. and safe. Taxi ranks are found outside the port of Agios Nikolaos, the airport of Sitia and close to all the central spots of Lassithi offering an immediate assistance to all visitors upon their arrival. You can also arrange for a taxi to come and pick you up.
Daily excursions are organized at the port of Agios Nikolaos with the traditional boats and caiques that link the capital with the neighboring islets and inaccessible beaches that surround its coasts. Boats are also available for private tours which are highly preferred by the tourists.