Lasithi Sightseeings in Lasithi

Sightseeings in Lasithi

Crete visitors have the unique opportunity of touring the exquisite historical and natural sights of the region. If you are an archaeology aficionado, we recommend starting off with a visit to the very impressive archaeological sights of Ancient Itanos, which is located near the Palm Tree Forest of Vai, and Ancient Praissos located south of Sitia. In the town of Kato Zakros visitors can explore the splendid Minoan Palace. Other wonderful ancient sights include the Doric City of Lato in Kritsa, the Minoan settlements of Gournia and Markygialos, the Minoan settlement in Palekastro and the Ancient Ruins of Olous in Elounda, which are located just beneath the surface of the sea.

The lagoon of Elounda is shaped between the coast and a small peninsula of 7-8 km length that serves as a breakwater. Today the peninsula is separated from the mainland by a channel since the end of the 19th century. A narrow bridge joins the peninsula with the mainland. In the area there used to be the ancient city of "Olous". Some ruins of the city are preserved but the rest of the city is below sea level, with ruins of buildings visible in the sea bed. In the summer boats leave the harbor every hour, transporting visitors to the small islet of Spinaloga.

Some of the finest natural sights in Crete are located in Lassithi. The most pre-eminent of all is the the Palm Tree Forest of Vai, which is unique in Europe. For those who consider themselves something of an amateur speleologist, we recommend visiting the Diktao Andro Cave on the Lassithi Plateau and the cave in Milatos, which has a lovely collection of stalactites and stalagmites. If you are a trekking and hiking enthusiast, the Katharos Mountain Ranges and the Pine Forest are ideal locations for your favorite activity.

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