Crete is the largest island in Greece. A high mountain range is crossing from west to east. Surounded by 1046km(650mi) coastline.
During the more than 300 sunny days a year, there are amazing vieuws from the mountainroads to the Aegean sea in the north or the Libyan sea in the south.
Lassithi, the most eastern region of Crete, is one of the less touristy regions, but one of the best places for a active holiday and relaxation.
However, this side of Crete is famous not only for its coastal locations but also for its rural villages, where time almost stands still. The Lassithi Plateau is one of the most picturesque areas on the island. East Crete is the best place to introduce yourself to local tradition and adapt to the slow rhythem of the island. Here you can also explore glorious beaches, impressive mountainscapes, fertile valleys and steep gorges, and become part of the island’s rich gastronomic culture.
The only true way to discover east Crete is by the backroads. These roads are great for biking. Only then will you see what Crete is really all about. Stunning nature, Miles and miles of Olive groves, mountain ranges which seem to last forever, and flora and fauna to fill the senses to the core. Sheep and Goats rule these area's and are likely to cross your path more than once. Passing through villages where time seems to have come to a standstill and locals treating you as one of their own.