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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

                                                                                          Perfect location, perfect views, perfect service

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                                                                                          Wow, this vacation was the best! This place was absolutely fabulous and was true to the pictures. George, the property manager, was helpful and genuinely wanted to make our stay memorable. I beach (wading pools) were stunning and also allowed us to sit back on a tube/raft with a nice cold beverage and just enjoy the "life of the rich and famous" without the steep price tag. We traveled to other beaches on the north side (North of Chania) and further south, but our experience was that we had all that we needed at villa Charoupi. The snorkeling was excellent and the variety was as good as what we saw when we chartered a boat...So, the drive from HER airport may be further than what you would like, but traffic was always light, the views were always gorgeous AND then you arrive at villa Charoupi and you are blown away. The locals at Ferma Village (restaurants, grocery, butcher) were all very friendly and willing to help us even when we couldn't speak a common language...hand gestures, smiles, and laughs were abundant. I have to say that I had high hopes for this vacation and some hesitation given the few write-ups, but I left Villa Charoupi with the biggest smile on my face for the best family vacation that I ever had. Thanks George, hope to come back next year! ...efcharisto. //john
                                                                                          • Review Submitted: 22-Jul-2016
                                                                                          • Date of Stay: Jun 2016

                                                                                          Wonderful holiday destination, will be back!

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                                                                                          We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday, and will be going back! Wonderful beaches and location, lovely people and food, and great apartment. A top holiday destination in my view. Thanks so much to the staff of Lagada Bay who were incredibly hospitable and attentive. We felt thoroughly welcomed and looked after. Perfect!
                                                                                          • Review Submitted: 18-Jul-2016
                                                                                          • Date of Stay: Jun 2016

                                                                                          Great views

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                                                                                          After a shaky start not being met at the airport or the house we had to stay in a hotel on our first night. (2am with 10 people) Honest mistake and these things happen I guess however it's a first in all my years of villa renting (calls went unanswered.but it was probably 10 or 11pm when we first tried) House itself is nice enough but feels a little small upstairs. However more roomy in the downstairs lounge but there is no tv. Cinema is off the pool and looks like could be a comfortable room however despite no instruction when we did get it working there are only French movies. Netflix would solve this. Internet works inside the house but not outside or near the pool where I think it counts. Grounds around the villa are an asset. Town views are to die for and despite dirt roads to the villa are OK providing nobody comes in the opposite direction. Centre of town is less than 10 min. I recommend the area and this villa is probably one of the best available.
                                                                                          • Review Submitted: 13-Jul-2016
                                                                                          • Date of Stay: Jun 2016