Lasithi region. Welcome to the easternmost and least mountainous region of Crete, where the population resides in four semi-urban centers: Áyios Nikólaos, Ierápetra, Sitía and Neápoli. The mythical palm tree forest of Váï, the Gulf of Mirabello, the windmills on the Plateau of Lassíthi (the largest in Crete), beaches lapped by crystalline water, beautiful cities and luxurious hotel resorts all make up a rather fascinating world. Agios Nikolaos town or “Agios” is the capital of Lasithi, 65 kilometres east of Heraklion in the beautiful Merabello bay. Agios Nikolaos was the first town in Crete with remarkable tourist-development.
Spinalonga, a small island near Elounda in East Crete. It was a former leper-colony untill 1957. Nowadays, Elounda,and Plaka the village opposite of Spinalonga, is a VIP tourist destination.
Vai palm forest, is one of the most popular sights in Crete. Vai draws thousands of visitors each year. Vai was “discovered” by hippies who were turned out of Matala in the early 70s and sought a new refuge in the area.