Crete - Lasithi (Chapter)
This is the Lasithi chapter from Lonely Planet’s Crete guidebook.
With its caves, gorges, gas-blue coves, snow-capped mountains and rich ancient Minoan and Mycenaean history, Lasithi seems to have been lavished by the gods. This is also where you’ll find the island’s top resorts.
- wander among the fascinating ruins on Spinalonga Island, as well as the settlements of its tragic leper colony
- ascend 630m to witness the finest wall paintings in Crete, at the mountain-bound Church of Panagia Kera, one of Crete’s most important churches
- brave the creepy, forbidding darkness as you venture into Dikteon Cave, Zeus’ mythic birthplace high up on the Lasithi Plateau
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Agios Nikolaos, Kritsa & around, Elounda, Kolokytha Peninsula, Plaka, Milatos, Lasithi Plateau, Tzermiado, Agios Georgios, Psyhro, Dikteon Cave, Gournia, Mohlos, Sitia, Moni Toplou, Vaï, Itanos, Palekastro, Zakros, Kato Zakros, Xerokambos, Ierapetra & around and Myrtos.
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