Welcome to Lasithi Province
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.