Top 10 Things to do in Lasithi Prefecture, Greece

January 18, 2018 Claudia Navarrete

Lasithi (Greek: Λασίθι) is the easternmost regional unit on the island of Crete, to the east of Heraklion. Its capital is Agios Nikolaos, the other major towns being Ierapetra, Sitia and Neapoli. The mountains include the Dikti in the west and the Thrypti in the east. The Sea of Crete lies to the north and the Libyan Sea to the south.
Restaurants in Lasithi Prefecture

1. Spiaggia Xerokampos

35. 04897, 26. 235596 | Kato Zakros, Xerocambos, Crete, Greece +30 2843 028502
Excellent
82%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
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5 based on 144 reviews

Spiaggia Xerokampos

Reviewed By Despina-Kleanthi - Athens, Greece

Xerokampos consists of 7 Beaches, all different and wonderful: sand, stones, even clay. The place is no touristic at all, you can absolutely relax and enjoy the clear blue water.

2. Koutsounari beach

Epar.Od. Ierapetras - Sitias, Koutsounari, Ierapetra, Crete 722 00, Greece
Excellent
64%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 123 reviews

Koutsounari beach

Reviewed By Faidrak

Excellent loooooong beach, one of the best and clearest I have ever been! Perfect for anyone (even for people with disabilities) and accessible by car. Go!

3. Cretan Olive Oil Farm

Sarakinou Kefali | Havania, Agios Nikolaos, Crete 721 00, Greece +30 2841 024139
Excellent
63%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 475 reviews

Cretan Olive Oil Farm

Cretan Olive Oil Farm is a place where you can explore the unknown side of Crete and its products.You will experience the way we were producing traditional Cretan products such as olive oil, wine, raki & pottery in a unique environment. See, Taste, Smell, Touch.

Reviewed By Kristina Z - Tallinn, Estonia

Very nice place and people. If you decide to go here, take a guided tour to get maximum of information. Guides speak English, Russian. A special thanks to Nadia, who was our guide. Received a lot of interesting and useful information.
And if you go there go visit the oldest olive tree in Kavousi (app 29 km).

4. Richtis Gorge

Exo Mouliana, Sitia, Crete 723 00, Greece
Excellent
67%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 287 reviews

Richtis Gorge

Reviewed By Jouni S

Some gorges are dry and stony. This is something else: subtropical, green trees and flowers, small stream which did not give trouble to walk (in July!). Few wet paths but if you don´t mind a little mud. There is some up and downs and curves on the path but people in normal cond. manage.
We walked to the waterfall and then turned back. It took about 2 hours with good breaks.
Parking by the main street - some drived the small road about 1 km closer the path start.

5. Gorge of the Dead

Kato Zakros, Kato Zakros, Crete 72300, Greece
Excellent
59%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
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4.5 based on 213 reviews

Gorge of the Dead

Reviewed By welshinlondon - london

Drove to the beach and the taverna booked us a taxi to the start. Went from entrance B.
The B route down to the gorge itself was beautiful and full of spring flowers and some amazing "stink Lily's " the striking purple flowers which Smell a bit like rotting flesh. Great views and you go down of the high up cemetery
Walk itself along the bottom is easy with a few boulders to climb over.
Families could easily do this. With sensible shoes not flip flops and water.
Recommend driving back over the old road over the top of the gorge which we managed in a small hire car with automatic gears. It's a loose gravel road but solid under the wheels. Views are stunning and you get to look down onto the gorge.

6. Lake Voulismeni

Konstantinou Paleologou, Agios Nikolaos, Crete 721 00, Greece +30 694 098 8167
Excellent
59%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Lake Voulismeni

Reviewed By derekp1948 - Lanark, United Kingdom

Actually it's only 64 meters deep but there are plenty of fish, and the setting is definitely quite photogenic, both at night and day. And there are various cafes, and restaurants and bars to entice the visitor, and plenty of friendly enticers trying hard to tempt you in. We liked it, and we thought the restaurant we were in wasn't too overpriced or touristy. Lucky us! It's worth a visit if you are there.

7. Spinalonga (Kalydon)

Elounda Bay, Elounda, Crete 720 53, Greece +30 281 028 8394
Excellent
57%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 7 reviews

Spinalonga (Kalydon)

Reviewed By alison c - Crawley, United Kingdom

Really beautiful, moving and interesting trip. One warning - the cafe is insanely expensive so do take refreshments (including plenty of water) with you as there is no where else to buy. A small bottle of water was over £3.
That said, do not be put off, this is a beautiful place and well worth the visit. Not very disabled accessible.
Do take swim things, we loved our dip in the sea, but don’t expect great changing conditions - we’re British though, so no probs changing under a towel!

8. Agios Georgios Monastery

Selinari, Crete 831 03, Greece
Excellent
56%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 141 reviews

Agios Georgios Monastery

Reviewed By Tynecastle - Northants

A delightful stop whilst going to Vrahasi on the Happy Train.
The monastery is both beautiful and tranquil. The exhibits in the small museum are exquisite. Excellent photo opportunities of the buildings themselves and looking down the gorge to the sea.
Leave a few euros whilst you're there to assist in the upkeep!

9. Amazonas Park

3rd Km Neapoli - Kourounes, Kourounes, Crete 724 00, Greece +30 695 861 4048
Excellent
70%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 250 reviews

Amazonas Park

Animal Park specialized in upkeep of endangered parrots.

Reviewed By lockyer18 - suffolk

This not a zoo or a park really this is a working place where extinct or nearly are bred and let back into the wild there's really fun bits not for the faint hearted and some great work taking place here ....it's very well organised and you are told to move along but it's for a reason soooo everyone can enjoy and learn and €5 extra is better than ticket price having an add on if you don't want extra it's still brilliant pretty steep in places but WE LOVED IT

10. Almyros Beach

P.E.O. Irakliou-Agiou Nikolaou, Agios Nikolaos, Crete 721 00, Greece
Excellent
57%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 182 reviews

Almyros Beach

Reviewed By mgwhu - Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom

Lovely wide, clean beach with safe, shallow waters. Sunbeds and parasols can be hired for a small fee.
Water sports available and a well stocked snack bar.
The views out and across to the Mountains are spectacular.
Lovely place to spend a day with ample parking if you drive out to it. The beach is also walkable from Agios Nikolaos, and it's a pleasant scenic walk.

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