Articles by region: Lasithi & East Crete

On this page you will find all the articles relevant to The East­ern Region of Crete known as Lasithi pre­fec­ture

0Vai beach

Vai beach is one of the best known beach­es on Crete, famed for being sur­round­ed by a for­est of palm trees — often mar­ket­ed as Europe’s last palm for­est. The beach itself is on the east coast and is fair­ly iso­lat­ed from most resorts but it is easy to reach by car and coach trips also run there.
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0Sarakina Gorge in South East Crete

Just before we set off on our trav­els this year, I noticed a pho­to on face­book, post­ed by a “page” I fol­low called Vis­i­tIer­ape­tra. It was a pho­to of a beau­ti­ful look­ing fresh-water gorge, appar­ent­ly very near to Ier­ape­tra in South-East Crete. Hav­ing vis­it­ed Ier­ape­tra over 20 times and hav­ing friends who live there, I thought I’d prob­a­bly seen all of the local high­lights, but I’d nev­er heard of this gorge. A bit of research on google indi­cat­ed that the gorge wasn’t par­tic­u­lar­ly well known, at least to Eng­lish speak­ers. I gath­ered togeth­er what infor­ma­tion I could and made a vow to find the place.… Read Full Arti­cle