1 km Turn for Kritsas
At a distance of 9.5 km, one can visit the
traditional village of Kritsas, one of the most
beautiful villages in Crete. The village is
known for the three-nave church of Panagia
Kera (15th century).
- 21 km Pachia Ammos
- 24 km Turn for Vassiliki
Excavations in the area brought to light ruins
of the Pre-Palace Period, dated back in 2600-
- 28 km Kato Chorio
- 35 km Ierapetra
Built on the ruins of the ancient city of
Ierapytna, Ierapetra is the biggest city in
- 53 km Agia Fotia
The seaside settlement of Agia Fotia is the
loveliest settlement in the prefecture of
Lassithi and its picturesque harbours attract
many tourists in the summer. Excavations in
the surrounding area cast light upon an
ancient cemetery, built in the Minoan Era.
- 58 km Koutsouras
The picturesque village of Koutsouras is built
in a green area, full of plane-trees and olive-
- 63 km Makrigialos
Makrigialos is built on the edge of Kala Nera
bay, in an area full of greenery. The beautiful
sandy beach attracts many tourists in the
- 71 km Monastery of Kapsa
The monastery of Agios Ioannis Kapsa was
built in the 15th century.
1.5 km Turn for Elounda
The resort of Elounda and its seven
settlements are the best developed areas in
- Spinalonga islet
From Elounda, one can go to Spinalonga by
boat. The islet's venetian castle was built in
- 15 km Neapoli
Neapoli is a town of 4,000 inhabitants, built
according to modern architecture.
- 21 km Sissi
The picturesque seaside settlement of Sissi
with the lovely sandy beach is one of the best
known resorts in Crete.
- 23 km Milatos
Milatos is said to have been built upon the
ruins of the ancient city of Milatos. A
remarkable site of the area is the cave of
Milatos with its unique decoration of
stalactites and stalagmites, as well as the
nearby chapel of St Thomas.
15 km Neapoli
- 16 km Vrysses
- 55 km Plateau of Lassithi
The plateau of Lassithi is one of the most
beautiful areas in Crete. It is a fertile, green
valley with windmills and 20 small villages,
the capital of which is Tzermiado. A
remarkable Folk Museum is located at the
village of Agios Georgios.
- Diktaion Andron cave
The cave of Diktaion Andron is situated in the
north side of mount Dikta (1,025 m. altitude).
As finds indicate, it was a worshipping place
for Zeus, during the Middle-Minoan and
12.5 km Istro
- 18 km Archaeological site of Gournia
Here stand the ruins of an ancient city which
is said to have flourished during the Post-
Minoan Era (1600 - 1400 BC).
- 21 km Pachia Ammos
The beautiful beach of Pachia Ammos, with
the crystal blue waters, attracts crowds in the
- 26 km Karoussi
- 33 km Turn for Mochlos
Mochlos is a picturesque fishing village built
on the edge of a windless, peaceful bay.
- 59 km Chamezi
A small picturesque village with a remarkable
- 69 km Sitia
One of Crete's biggest cities, Sitia was built in
1870 by Agvi Pasha. One should visit the
ruins of the ancient city of Praissos, 15 km
south of Sitia.
- 83.5 km Monastery of Toplou
Dedicated to the Birth of Virgin Mary and St.
John Theologist, the monastery is one of the
wealthiest on the island, built in the 15th
- 92 km Vai
The famous palm-tree of Vai is probably the
most captivating area in Crete. The tropical
scenery, combined with the golden sandy
beach, fascinates the crowds.
- 108 km Archaeological site of Kato Zakros
Excavations in the area indicate that here
stood an ancient city which flourished from
the Pre-historic to the Roman Era.