Aghios Nikolaos ( the capital...
Aghios Nikolaos ( the capital of Lasithi prefecture) is a modern town situated in the NW point of Mirambelo bay. It has high quality hotels, beautiful beaches and a good road network. There are also two interesting museums : Archaelogical Museum (68, Palaeologou St.) and Folk Art Museum (the ground floor of the Port Police building).
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Usual baggage cases etc weight limit for flights 25KG, make sure you check regulations about hand luggage Light weight clothing, shorts, T shirts or short sleeve shirts, Beach shoes, sandels, and dont forget that most important item,a hat and sunglasses. Bath and Hand towels are Supplied,High factor sun cream, diocalm (just in case)
Medical Insurance is a must. At least 3megapixel Digital camera, Video camera a bonus.
Extra batteries Charger, tripod.
Ipod with charger Beach towels are supplied Binoculars are a must
T making facilities on board.
Tv and radio in rooms
On board voltage 240V
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Windmill, beautiful Landscapes, Olivestrees ....
The province of Lassithi is the most eastern part of Crete.
It covers an area of 1818km squared including the 23.58 km of the peripheral islands.
The largest part of the province is mountainous,with green Ierapetra forming an exception.
Along the coast there are many bays,like those of Mirambello and Sitia.There are also many coves at:Spinalonga,Poros,Faneromeni,Tenta,Grantes,Karumbes, Zakrou,Makrygialou and Kalon Neron.
Various capes are at: Sideros,Zakros,Faneromeni,Plaka and Ayios Yiannis.
Lassithi's islands are: Spinalonga,Kolokitha,Psira,Yiannisades,Elassa,Koufonissi and Chrissi,the most eastern part of Greece and subsequently the whole of Europe.
The province's climate is mediterranean .
There are 584 caves in the area,the most important being those of Trapeza,Dikteon and Milatos.
The province is covered with archaeological sites,covering the whole time range of the Minoan civilisation.Historically,Lassithi is a place of many confrontations in the Turkish,Venetian and Byzantine times.
The church of Agios Titos
Just off 25th August St is the church of Agios Titos, a beautiful building, being Byzantine in origin it was rebuilt in the 16th century by the Venetians.
The building was taken over by the Turks who converted it into a mosque and rebuilt it after the 1855 earthquake. It was then renovated and re-consecrated by the Greek Orthodox Church in 1925.
Fronted by a spacious square to the right side are some lovely gardens and the church bells which are situated outside the church like a garden ornament.
A short visit
The island is pretty, there are cute art and gift shops and the ruins of hte Palace of Knossos was the highlights of our visit to Crete. Other than that, there wasn't really much to do, and we only had a few short hours to spend.