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

0Ostria, Thalassa, Paplinou Beaches

Pap­lin­ou Beach is a beach on the south east coast a little to the east of Iera­petra. The west­ern end of the beach is for vis­it­ors and is offi­cially known as Thalassa after the beach bar loc­ated there (not to be con­fused with the resort near Chania), whilst the east­ern end is for people booked at the resort and is usu­ally referred to as Ostria beach. The beach is long and the water is excel­lent and there is plenty of off-road park­ing avail­able.
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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