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Vasilakis Estate
Agricultural Association Anatoli
Agricultural Cooperative Kritsa
Votania Herbs
Olive Oil Etesian Gold

Lasithi combines highly developed tourist facilities and luxurious accommodation with wild, untamed nature in a unique way.  The experience of the region is heavenly: the mountain range of Diktis and Stiaka, thousands of windmills, lakes, valleys with olive groves, gorges, Agios Nikolaos with the Voulismeni lagoon, Ierapetra (the sunniest town in the world), Neapoli and its orchards, Sitia and its fishing boats, Elounda (the famous luxurious resort), the small quiet villages, the only palmtree forest in Europe called Vai, Diktaion Antron, the Minoan palace, monasteries and churches, the island of Spinaloga (a former colony for exiled lepers), the island of Chrysi or Gaidouronisi with its amazing white sandy beaches and its indigenous cedar trees, the small island Agioi Pantes a place of refuge for the local wild goats named Kri-Kri, and the endless crystal clear beaches.

There has also been a great increase in the area's agritourism.

what to buy
  • Olive oil
  • Honey
  • Graviera cheese
  • Herbs&Spices
what to see
  • Agios Nikolaos, Ierapetra, Sitia, Neapoli
  • Agios Nikolaos archaeological Museum
  • The windmills on the mountain plain of Lasithi
  • The palm tree forest of Vai
  • Diktaion Antron
  • Kato Zakro Minoan palace
  • Pefki gorge in Makrigialos
  • Elounda Beach
  • Spinaloga island
  • Gaidouronisi
  • Toplou monastery
  • Beaches: Vai, Mirtos, Kolokitha, Makrigialos, Agia Fotia
what to taste

Отдохните на множестве местных празднеств, происходящих здесь круглый год, станцуйте пентозали (местный танец)  и отведайте уникальные  блюда из Ласифи. Не стоит пропускать гастрономический фестиваль, организуемый один раз год в Агиос Николаос. Попробуйте фаршированные помидоры, цветы кабачков, мизитра-бэби (местный сыр), пироги с медом, тушеную козлятину.

Организуйте себе поездку по винодельням района, самый насыщенный из которых будет - в Сития.


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