Lassithi Villages

Lassithi villages

The prefecture of Lassithi is the least tourism affected region in Crete. Apart from some tourism resorts, such as Ierapetra, Elounda and Sitia, the rest of the villages remain calm and traditional even in high season.
Many hotels and accommodation are located around these villages.
After you have seen the best Lassithi villages, you can also find information about the best beaches.

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Guide to 16 villages

Discover our guide to 16 Lassithi villages. They are all presented with detailed description, photos and their location on a map of Lassithi. For the most popular ones, we also provide information about sightseeing in the area, a selection of hotels and reviews.

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Location: On the northern side of Lassithi Crete
Description: Agios Nikolaos is the capital of Lassithi Crete. It has a lovely lake and a picturesque port, which serves mostly close destinations.

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Location: 50 km west of Agios Nikolaos
Description: Tzermiado is the capital village of Lassithi Plateau. This is a traditional village surrounded by vast vegetation and many windmills.

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Location: 35 km south of Agios Nikolaos
Description: Ierapetra is a beautiful seaside town on the south of Crete. It has many historical sights and beautiful beaches.

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Location: 26 km north west of Agios Nikolaos
Description: Sissi is a lovely village in the borders of Lassithi and Heraklion. Over the last years, Sissi has developed in tourism and its small port hosts many yachts and boats in summer.

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Location: 70 km east of Agios Nikolaos
Description: Sitia is an important port of eastern Crete and has a small airport. Mainly a tourist resort, Sitia serves as a nice base for excursions.

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Location: 11 km north of Agios Nikolaos
Description: The small village of Elounda becomes one of the busiest tourist villages in summer. It has lovely beaches in the area and is also famous for Spinalonga islet, at the entrance of its port.

Location: 58km south of Agios Nikolaos
Description: Makrigialos is one of the most popular villages in Siteia that various tourists visit each year. The crystal-clear waters of the area’s beached along with the various tourist facilities constitute an excellent choice for the summer holidays.

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Location: 15 km north west of Agios Nikolaos
Description: This is a lovely village amidst a valley of olive grounds and fruit trees. Neapolis has spacious architecture and beautiful churches.

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Location: 10 km west of Agios Nikolaos
Description: Kritsa is a small, mountainous village that keeps vivid its Cretan character. The remains of the Minoan town Lato have been found closeby.

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Location: 16 km north of Agios Nikolaos
Description: A small fishing village next to the cosmopolitan resort of Elounda, Plaka offers a great view to the island of Spinalonga, a former leper colony.

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