Lassithi East Crete

  • Map of Lassithi, Crete, Greece

The Lassithi perfecture is located on the eastern part of the island, bordering on the prefecture of Heraklion. Lassithi comprises of the following four counties: Mirabello, Lassithi, Ierapetra and Sitia. The prefecture of Lassithi is famous for its wild beauty as well as remarkable historical and archaeological monuments. Traditional settlements are scattered all over the prefecture. Lassithi Crete has a unique morphology, combining long coasts, fertile plains, and rough mountainous terrain. Most people visit the island of Crete during the summer months, which are the high tourist season, since the area is celebrated for its unique coasts. The excellent climate and the mild weather of Lassithi, make it a great holiday destination all year long.

The southern coast of Lassithi, with its long sandy beaches and small coves has a warmer climate, due to the Libyan Sea, and is a favorite destination for nature lovers and walkers, and has many areas of unspoilt natural beauty. The town of Agios Nikolaos is the capital of the area of Lassithi, and is a working administration town all year round. The beautiful bay of Mirabello has attracted visitors for many years. The town of Elounda, has a rich history, and the protected Kolokitha Peninsula and the Venetian salt pans offer an excellent breeding and feeding ground for migrating birds. There are several important archaeological sites within the county, and the South coast boasts several small gorges.

The Istron Bay Hotel ISTR01

The Istron Bay hotel is a place that guests return to year after year, which says a lot for the friendly, and professional staff and the high standard of the accommodation. Set into the rock, overlooking a private beach and with outstanding views across the Gulf of Mirabello, the hotel is near Voulisma (Golden) beach and the small resort of Istron, where you will find tavernas and bars, is just a short walk away.

Watersports and SCUBA diving can be found on the private sandy beach, and there is also a kids club and baby sitting service if required.

The Istron Bay is a popular choice for single travellers, couples and those who enjoy a hotel based holiday. Trips and excursions, car hire, etc are available for those who would like to see more of the east of the island.

Accommodation Details

The majority of the accommodation offered has direct sea views, with some of the garden junior suites having side sea view. For those staying in the superior twins, garden junior suites or apartments a glass of sparkling wine is provided on arrival and you have the option to dine in the Meltemi open air restaurant or the main restaurant. One lunch at the beach taverna is also included.

Standard Single for 1 person
Standard Twin/Double for 2 people
Superior Twin/Double for 2 people
Apartment for 2 people

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