Lasithi Province

Welcome to Lasithi Province

Lasithi is the wildest area of Crete with the richest biodiversity and least trampled ranges; it’s so rugged in places, you half expect Pan to emerge, pipe in hand, from the meadows. With its abundance of caves, gorges, gas-blue coves and snow-capped mountains, the region seems to have been naturally lavished by the gods. And that’s not forgetting its rich ancient history, with Minoan and Mycenaean sites waiting for you to explore at every turn.

This is also where you’ll find the island’s top resorts. Agios Nikolaos smoulders with cosmopolitan cool and, just around the bay, Elounda, the preserve of Tinseltown’s finest, glitters with uber-swanky hotels. For the true Grecophile in search of adventure and gastro delights, Lasithi ticks all the boxes; cyclists head up to misty Lasithi Plateau, trekkers tackle gorges such as the dramatic Valley of the Dead, and foodies enjoy some of Crete’s finest tavernas and restaurants. Then there’s attractions like the historic monastery of Toplou and Vaï’s beguiling palm-lined beach, while scores of towns and villages maintain a rich undertow of Cretan history and spirit.

Places

North Coast
Agios Nikolaos
South Coast
Ierapetra
Elounda
Sitia
East Coast
Lasithi Plateau
Palekastro
Kritsa
Zakros & Kato Zakros
Myrtos
Mohlos
Plaka
Psyhro
Agios Georgios
Tzermiado
Milatos
Katharo Plateau & Kroustas
Vai
Around Ierapetra
Kolokytha Peninsula
Gaidouronisi
Xerokambos

Top sights in Lasithi Province

Attractions

Gorge of Kato Zakros

  • Lassithi
  • Crete Spot
  • Attractions
Fountain Voila
Attractions

Fountain Voila

  • Lassithi
  • Crete Spot
  • Attractions

Lasithi Province Activities

Amazing hotels and hostels

We’ve pre-picked the best hotels, hostels and bed and breakfasts to make your stay as enjoyable as possible.

or skip this step and see all hotels & hostels