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Lasithi

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Aghios Nikolaos, Ierapetra, Palekastro, Kritsa, Kavousi, Katharo Plateau, Elunda, Lato, Spinalonga, Dictaean Cavern, Milatos Cave, Gournia, Erimoupoli bay, Almiros Beach, Chrissi Island, Long Beach Ierapetra, Ammoudara Beach, Vai, Xerokampos, Panagia Kera, Faneromeni Monastery

 

Lasithi Prefecture

a Gift from Gods

 


Stand in front of the statue of the woman who opposed herself against an empire, at Kritsa. Be glad the sun on the white sand of Chrissi Island. Admire the miraculous icon of Virgin Mary at Krasi which, flew above the Aegean sea returning in the Abbey from Istanbul, where was captured.

 


Third in extent and fourth in population (76.319 residents), prefecture of Crete.
It is said that the prefecture of Lasithi includes elements from the remainder three prefectures, composing thus its unique and multifaceted natural beauty.

This particular beauty was the gift that the "God Zeus" gave to Lasithi as being the first place that accepted him in its cave, when "Goddess Rea" was transported into the Dictaean Cavern in order to give him birth.

It's enough for anyone to visit the region in order to feel the thin balance that appears to dominate in atmosphere, while the calm politeness of the local residents, embraces discreetly each visitor.

Green ancient forests, steep mountains, clean beaches, polite persons are some of what weaves the landscape of Lasithi.
In Lasithi are found the ruins of the ancient city of Lato with its hidden treasure. The unique in Europe, beach with the palms at Vai. The plateau with the 12.000 watermills in Lasithi Plateau. The Cretan prefecture which includes three equally important cities. Aghios Nikolaos, Ierapetra and Sitia