Lassithi (Λασσίθι) - East Crete (Agios Nikolaos)
The multi-faceted prefecture of Lassithi covers the eastern part of Crete and is divided into 8 municipalities: Agios Nikolaos, Ierapetra, Sitia, Neapoli, Makrigialos, Lefki, Lasithi (Plateau of Lasithi) and Itanos.
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No other prefecture in Greece shows such a variety as Lasithi; the existence of so many regions which combine natural beauty with historical and archaeological interest.
On the foot of Mount Dikti lies the Lasithi Plateau, famous for its windmills. Vai is well-known for its date palm forest.
Lasithi attracts many tourists. Mass tourism is served by places like Vai, Agios Nikolaos and the island of Chrissi.