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Lassithi Sightseeing

Nature - Natural Sightseeing
The Windmills
At the site of Seli Ambelou (“the Ambelos pass”), it is found the most interesting complex of windmills preserved in Crete. Situated at a distance of 52 kilometers eastern to Aghios Nicolaos and 3 kilometers western to Germiado, at the northern entrance to Lassithi plateau, the complex of windmills is the most characteristic feature in the area. more...

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Islet of Spinalonga
Spinalonga, or Calydona as its official name is, is an islet almost closing the bay of Elounda; in antiquity there was a fort there, constructed by the Olounites. The actual name is Italian and means “long spine”; from here comes the former name of the island, called Makrakanthi for some period of time. more...

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Psychro Cave
The Cave of Psychro is situated at the Lassithi plateau, some 65 kilometers far from Aghios Nicolaos at the West, 16 kilometers southwestern to the village of Germiado and approximately 1 kilometer far from the homonymous village at the Southwest. more...

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The Gorge of Pefki
The short gorge of Pefki is situated at the southern coast of Crete, it has a length of some 4 kilometers, its entrance is found at the village of Pefki and descends down to the beach of Makrys Gialos. more...

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Kapsas Gorge or Perivolakia Gorge at Makris Gialos
The entrance of the gorge of Kapsas or Perivolakia is found at a distance of 9 kilometers far from Makrys Gialos at the East and 35 kilometers Southern to Sitia, just beside the homonymous Monastery and at a distance of some hundred meters from the beach of Kapsas at the Libyan Sea. more...

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The Gorge of the Deads from Zakros to Kato Zakros
The entrance of the gorge of Zakros is found just off the village of (Epano) Zakros at a distance of 99 kilometers far from Aghios Nicolaos at the Southeast and 35 kilometers Southeastern to Sitia. more...

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The Gorge of Ziros – Xerokambos
This gorge, starting at the Southeast of the village of Ziros and ending up at the beach of Xerokambos (103 kilometers southeastern to Aghios Nicolaos and 20 kilometers eastern to Ziros), is an almost unknown gorge of Eastern Crete. more...

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Dionisades
Dionyssades is complex of small islands, northern to the bay of Sitia, northwestern to Cape Sideros. It is found some 10 nautical miles far from the port of Sitia; the complex is made up of four rocky islets not inhabited: Giannisada, Dragonara, Paximada and Paximadaki. more...

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Churches and Monasteries
The Monastery of Kapsas
The Monastery of Kapsas, or, better, the Monastery of Aghios Ioannis Prodromos (St. John the Baptist) is situated within a rocky and wild area of magic beauty, facing the Libyan Sea, between the beaches of Makrygialos and Goudouras; it is found at a distance of 9 kilometers eastern to Makrygialos, 32 kilometers far from Ierapetra at the East, 35 kilometers southern to Sitia and 67 kilometers southeastern to Aghios Nicolaos. more...

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The Monastery of Faneromeni at Sitia
The Monastery of Faneromeni of Sitia is found at a distance of 8 kilometers far from Sitia at the West, close to the beaches of Platani and Aghioi Pantes, just beside the entrance of the gorge of Aghioi Pantes. A good cement-sealed road leads from the beach up to the Monastery. more...

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The Monastery of Toplou
The Monastery of Toplou is one of the most important and the richest monasteries in Crete. It is situated at a distance of 14 kilometers eastern to Sitia and some 6 kilometers northeastern to Palaecastro. more...

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The Monastery of Faneromeni of Agios Nikolaos
The Monastery of Faneromeni of Aghios Nicolaos is found on a low hill within the archaeological site of the Minoan settlement of Gournia. It is situated at a distance of 24 kilometers eastern to Aghios Nicolaos and 45 kilometers western to Sitia. more...

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The Monastery of Kroustalenia at the Lassithi Plateau
The Monastery of Croustalenia is situated at a distance of 42 kilometers from Aghios Nicolaos at the West and 92 kilometers from Heraklion at the Southeast, beside the village of Aghios Constantinos, near the eastern entrance to the Lasithi plateau, at a height of more than 800 meters. It is built on a low hill, surrounded by impressive rocks and huge perennial holm oaks. more...

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The Holy Monastery of Vidiani
The Holy Monastery of Vidiani is situated close to the Northwestern entrance of the Lassithi plateau, built within a stone cavity of the mountain Louloudaki. It has been established in the 19th century, on the ruins of an old ruined church and it is dedicated to Zoodochos Pigi (the “Spring of Life”). more...

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Venetian and Ottoman Monuments
The Castle at Liopetra or of the Liopetros
The castle of Liopetros is situated at a distance of some 12 kilometers Western to Sitia and 8-9 kilometers Northern to the village of Chamezi. It was built in the early period of Venetian domination at the same place, a natural stronghold, where it used to be the ancient acropolis. more...

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Museums and Galleries
The Archaeological Museum of Agios Nikolaos
The Archaeological Museum of Aghios Nicolaos was established in 1970, initially on purpose to house the numerous finds of the archaeological excavations and surveys in Eastern Crete, as up to then these finds were displayed in the Archaeological Museum of Herakleion. more...

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The Folk Museum of Agios Nikolaos
The small Folk Museum of Aghios Nicolaos is housed at the ground floor of the Port Authority’s building, just beside the bridge of the canal connecting the Voulismeni Lake with the sea. Several utensils, vessels and furniture of everyday use, dated in the early and mid 20 th century are displayed in the museum. more...

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Archaeological Museum of Sitia
The Archaeological Museum of Sitia is housed within a new building constructed in 1984 and it is found off the center of the town, on the road leading to Ierapetra. The Museum houses the most important finds of archaeological surveys in Eastern Crete. more...

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The Folk Museum of Sitia
The Folk Museum of Sitia was established in 1974, it is housed in a Municipal traditional building and it is considered as one of the most important local museums in Greece. The exhibits are not displayed in a permanent position within the Museum, as the collection is continually renewed; this is due to the continuous enrichment of the material, both from donations of the people in Sitia and from purchases of new items by the Museum. more...

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The Folk Museum of Hamezi
The Folk Museum of Chamezi is situated at the homonymous village, at a distance of some 10 kilometers western to Sitia and it is in fact both a Folk Museum and an original traditional house of Lassithi. more...

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