Magnificent beaches can be found along the coasts of Lassithi Greece, such as the unique Vai Beach with the incredible palm forest, Istro with the picturesque surrounding, Elounda beach with a view to Spinalonga islet and the exotic beaches on Chrissi islet. Lassithi beaches are magnificent, with crystal water and a relaxing atmosphere. Most organized beaches in Lassithi are found on the northern coasts, while the southern side remains more secluded. You will find below a list of the best beaches in Lassithi Crete.
Except for the beaches, there are also many places for sightseeing. Discover the best things to see in Lassithi.
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Guide to 20 beaches
Discover our guide to 20 beautiful Lassithi beaches. They are all presented with a detailed description, photos and their location on a map of Lassithi. For the most popular spots, we also provide information about sightseeing in the area, a selection of hotels and reviews.
Location: 60 km south east of Agios Nikolaos
Description: Makrigialos is a lovely fishing village that develops into a tourist resort over the last years. The region around Makrigialos has some fine beaches.
Partly Organized, Sandy, Family Friendly, Secluded
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Location: 47 km south east of Agios Nikolaos
Description: This is a calm tourist resort with nice beaches. The area is surrounded by pine forests and a small chapel of Agia Fotia is located near the beach.
Location: 3 km south of Agios Nikolaos
Description: Almyros is a popular tourist resort in close distance to Agios Nikolaos. Due to its location, the sandy coast and the watersports centres, it gets very popular with tourists.
Location: In a walking distance from the centre of Agios Nikolaos
Description: This is a small and pebbled beach close to the town centre of Agios Nikolaos. It is organized and a few hotels surround it.
Location: 90 km east of Agios Nikolaos
Description: A secluded beach on the eastern side of Lassithi, Maridatis is not that frequented with tourists. It is located between the resorts of Vai and Palekastro.