The Prefecture of Lassithi is located at the eastern end of
the island of Crete, home to Agios
Nikolaos, the exclusive resort of Elounda
and the island of Spinalonga. The picturesque fishing harbour of Agios Nikolaos
has many tavernas and bars surrounding its inner lake. In the north east end of
the Prefecture is Vai, the fabulous sand beach embraced by date trees. The palm
beach at Vai gives the impression of being on a tropical island and is well
worth a visit.
sites of the Minoan Palaces of Phaestos and Gournia can be found to the
On the Lassithi Plateau the spectacle of 10,000 windmills is unique. Here is
the renowned Diktaean Cave where, according to mythology, Zeus was born.
In the beautiful Gulf of Mirabello is Agios Nikolaos, the capital of the
Prefecture of Lassithi and a leading tourist centre of Crete. The picturesque
harbour and lake with the countless boats lined up next to each other and the
lakeside tavernas and cafes invite you to sit and watch the world pass by.