Alternative Tourism Greece
HOME PAGE | AREAS | COMPANY | ADVERTIZERS | CONTACT US |  
 

Alternative Tourism Greece:


Lassithi - Crete

Διαφημιζόμενοι
THE SITIA GEOPARK


View Larger Map

LasithiThe prefecture of Lassithi lies on the easternmost part on the island of Crete. It is an area ideal for alternative tourism, full of contrasts combining the wild beauty of its mountains with the lush, fertile plains and quaint villages with contemporary infrastructure. The prefecture has three major cities, capital Agios Nicholaos which has all the elements of a modern city with the preservation of its traditional identity; Ierapetra, the bride of the Libyan Sea; and Sitia boasting a beauty unaltered by time or man.

There are several small islands that belong to the prefecture, all of them interesting. Spinalonga, the island-fortress once hosted one of the last active leper colonies in Europe; Agioi Pantes, home to the Cretan wild goat roaming freely around the island; Kolokytha, Psira and Dionysades with interesting archaeological finds; Elasa, Koufonissi and Chryssi where an endemic species of cypress tree is flourishing.

There are various versions regarding the origins of the prefecture's name, nevertheless, two versions are most valid: one of them is linked to Sitia which was written by the Venetian occupiers as

 
ΤΑΞΙΔΙΑ ΠΕΡΙΠΕΤΕΙΑΣ - OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES | ΟΙΚΟΤΟΥΡΙΣΜΟΣ - ECOTOURISM | ΓΕΩΤΟΥΡΙΣΜΟΣ - GEOTOURISM | ΤΑ ΕΘΝΙΚΑ ΠΑΡΚΑ - NATIONAL PARKS | ΑΓΡΟΤΟΥΡΙΣΜΟΣ - AGROTOURISM - RURAL TOURISM | ΑΡΧΑΙΟΛΟΓΙΚΟΣ ΤΟΥΡΙΣΜΟΣ - ARCHAEOLOGICAL TOURISM | ΠΟΛΙΤΙΣΤΙΚΟΣ ΤΟΥΡΙΣΜΟΣ - ΑΠΟΔΡΑΣΗ ΣΤΙΣ ΤΕΧΝΕΣ - CULTURAL TOURISM - FINE ARTS HOLIDAYS | ΤΑ ΜΟΥΣΕΙΑ ΤΗΣ ΕΛΛΑΔΑΣ - THE MUSEUMS OF GREECE | ΠΑΡΑΔΟΣΙΑΚΑ ΞΕΝΟΔΟΧΕΙΑ - TRADITIONAL HOTELS | ΤΑ ΚΑΣΤΡΑ ΤΗΣ ΕΛΛΑΔΑΣ - THE CASTLES OF GREECE | ΣΥΝΕΔΡΙΑΚΟΣ ΤΟΥΡΙΣΜΟΣ - CONGRESS TOURISM | ΙΑΤΡΙΚΟΣ ΤΟΥΡΙΣΜΟΣ ΣΤΗΝ ΕΛΛΑΔΑ - MEDICAL TOURISM IN GREECE | ΘΡΗΣΚΕΥΤΙΚΟΣ ΤΟΥΡΙΣΜΟΣ - RELIGIOUS TOURISM | ΙΑΜΑΤΙΚΟΣ ΤΟΥΡΙΣΜΟΣ - THERAPEUTIC TOURISM | ΘΑΛΑΣΣΟΘΕΡΑΠΕΙΑ - THALASSOTHERAPY - SPA | ΔΡΟΜΟΙ ΚΡΑΣΙΟΥ - WINE ROADS | ΓΑΣΤΡΟΝΟΜΙΑ - GASTRONOMY | ΑΘΛΗΤΙΚΟΣ ΤΟΥΡΙΣΜΟΣ - SPORTING ACTIVITIES | GOLFING HOLIDAYS - GOLF COURSES IN GREECE | ΚΑΤΑΔΥΣΕΙΣ - ΚΑΤΑΔΥΤΙΚΑ ΚΕΝΤΡΑ ΣΤΗΝ ΕΛΛΑΔΑ - SCUBA DIVING GREECE - DIVING CENTERS - SCHOOLS | SAILING AND YACHTING | ΘΕΜΑΤΙΚΑ ΠΑΡΚΑ - AMUSEMENT THEME PARKS | ΣΚΙ - ΧΙΟΝΟΔΡΟΜΙΚΑ ΚΕΝΤΡΑ - SKIING - SKI RESORTS GREECE | LUXURY HOTELS RESORTS AND SPA | ΤΑΞΙΔΙΩΤΙΚΑ ΓΡΑΦΕΙΑ ΕΝΑΛΛΑΚΤΙΚΟΥ ΤΟΥΡΙΣΜΟΥ - TRAVEL AGENTS FOR ALTERNATIVE TOURISM

Copyright (c) Hellenic Sun Editions