Not as open to tourism as the rest of Crete, there are many chances for alternative things to do Lassithi. Diving is a popular activity, particularly in places of northern Lassithi, where there are organized centers that offer diving trips and courses of all levels. The seabed of Lassithi has interesting flora, fauna and some wrecks to explore.
The eastern side of Lassithi is great for windsurfing. Wind sports are practiced in Xerokampos and the other beaches of Palekastro, but not in organized level. The inland of Lassithi is great for hiking. Many hiking trails cross impressive gorges, authentic villages and the famous Plateau of Lassithi.