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Make a holiday rental home or villa in Lassithi, Crete your home away from home

The Prefecture of Lassithi lies in the east of Crete, offering gorgeous beaches, and a huge, lush plateau, covered in archaeological treasures and beautiful places to walk. This quieter region of Crete is the perfect place to take a top class beach holiday, yet still be able to immerse yourself in the traditional way of life, and with a little peace. The larger resorts can be loud during the peak season, but many of our holiday rental villas in Lassithi are in remote areas.

Things to do on holiday in Lassithi, Crete, Greece

Lassithi has been awarded no less than 32 European Blue Flags for the cleanliness of its many beaches. This means that whether you go in search of a blissfully secluded cove beach or a large, sweeping beach adorned with beach bars and endless facilities, you are almost certain to find a clean, safe beach. The larger, more tourist focused beaches are almost certain to offer water skiing, sailing, windsurfing and diving opportunities, as well as the change to go deep sea fishing off the shores of the island. There are also a variety of scuba diving centres scattered across this side of Crete.

The inland regions of Lassithi are quite remarkable. Towering sandstone cliffs are scoured with deep valleys and deep, blue lakes, making it the ideal location for hang gliding, hiking, climbing, caving, mountain biking, fishing and walking.

After a long day of sport or relaxing on the beaches, there is no better way to finish the day than enjoying the nightlife of the regions capital, Agios Nikolaos. There are some excellent little bars and a number of great clubs, but you can also find a fantastic night out in the beach resorts of Elounda, Makrygialos and Sitia.

Like in much of Crete, the history of Lassithi lasts back into the pre-historic times, meaning that there are a huge wealth of historical monuments and archaeological treasures to investigate from your self catering Lassithi holiday rental, including Ottoman mosques, Venetian castles and the Roman mosaics at Zakros.

Places to holiday in Lassithi, Crete, Greece

The island of Mochlos is only a few hundred metres off the coast of Lassithi, but is a treasure trove of Mionian ruins, with many fascinating sites having been excavated, producing the largest collection of gold jewellery ever found. However, Mochlos is not only an archaeologists dream, but is also a perfect place to spend a lazy day, dreaming by the water’s edge.

Elounda is a great tourist resort on the coastline of Lassithi, boasting some stunning shaded beaches and crystal still waters. Taking Lassithi holiday accommodation in Elounda gives you a magical mix of Greek charm, modern facilities and a great number of activities on offer. After a day on the beach or in the water snorkelling, the lively nightlife of Elounda is particularly good fun.

Makrygialos is a lovely beach resort which also holds one of the most impressive single archaeological discoveries in Crete. A full Minoan country house can still clearly be seen, but in all honesty, it is the combination of stunning beaches and a quiet atmosphere which means the Lassithi villas in Makrygialos have been so popular for so long.

Weather in Lassithi, Crete, Greece

Average temperatures in Lassithi range from between an average of 14°C in winter and 28°C in summer. Daily peaks are higher than the average, meaning that on summer days, villa in Lassithi with pools or those close to the beach are in very high demand.

Travel to Lassithi, Crete, Greece

Herakalion International Airport receives daily flights from the UK, arriving from across the UK. British Airways provide services from Manchester (MAN) and Gatwick (LGW), but for cheap flights, First Choice offer a number of services leaving from a range of airports.

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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Stunning villa perched on a cliff

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      One of the most beautiful villas I ve ever stayed in,and I ve stayed in a few! I can t recommend Jules s place enough-the villa has everything you could ever need and the spectacular views are breathtaking.I barely left the villa during my stay,why would I! I loved hanging around the pool,but there is also access to the beach.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 09-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Sep 2016

                                                                                                      What an amazing holiday!

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      The owners made us feel very welcome from the minute we arrived with a welcome pack of essentials which was great as our flight had been delayed. During the stay we're were treated to some lovely home cooked meals and they helped us with restaurant recommendations and bookings. The villa is beautiful with a terrace looking out over the sea - a simply wonderful place to eat and relax. The kitchen is very well equipped and the villa is cleaned regularly during your stay. The pool is a great size with a shallow end and steps for the little kids but the sea is also just a 10 min walk and has essential beers and ice-cream! The area is quiet and you definitely need a car but there are really good beaches and restaurants not far from the villa. If you're looking to relax this is the place to be. In a nutshell we would highly recommend this villa and we are hoping to return again in 2017 😎
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 02-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Aug 2016

                                                                                                      beautiful autumn in Crete

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We booked our trip for a stay with Pelagaios in autumn. The place is beautiful even during November when we stayed. We were lucky with the weather and George our host was excellent. He was very friendly and helpful. George gave us many tips and therefore due to the location of the house we visited so many places the location is ideal both for relaxing as well as exploring southern Crete! Thank you George for the amazing holidays.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 12-Dec-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Nov 2016