Lassithi is the easternmost prefecture of island of Crete. On three sides of the Lasithi washed by sea: the Mediterranean sea from the north , the Carpathian east and the Libyan south. West is the Prefecture of Heraklion with natural boundary Mountains Dikti.Protefousa Lasithi prefecture is Agios Nikolaos.
Lasithi East of Crete
Greece is geographically divided into 9 geographical regions Its capital is Agios Nikolaos, the other major towns being Ierapetra, Sitia, and Neapoli. Thanks to stunning beaches and its mild climate year-long, Lasithi attracts many tourists. Mass tourism is served by places like Vai, Agios Nikolaos, Elounda and the island of Chrissi.
In Lasithi three major urban centers, the Agios Nikolaos , the Sitia and Ierapetra , which is the largest city of the county. Its capital is Agios Nikolaos. Populated Municipality after Kallikratis plan is the Municipality of Agios Nikolaos.For a complete list of cities and villages of the county, see also Administrative division Lasithi prefecture .
More off-beat tourism can be found in villages of Elounda Mavrikiano at the houses of eloundavilla.com and on the south coast like Myrtos, Makrys Gialos or Makrigialos, Xerokambos and Koutsouras.
Lasithi Geographical Diversity
Plateaues, Mountains, Valleys, Canyons and Rivers
Plateau Laisithiou spring.The terrain is mostly mountainous, with Mount Dikte (or Lasithiotika Mountains) dominating the limits of the county Heraklion and Lassithi, occupying entirely the province of Lasithi and part of the provinces Mirabello Ierapetra. A second ridge, the Steiako Mountains , located to the east of the county.Valleys with trees there are many, with the two largest in Ierapetra and Naples , and otherwise Valley Mirabello and other smaller among the mountains, often near the coast.There are two plateaus, the most famous and the Lassithi plateau Net (DD Krista in the municipality of Saint Nicholas ).Canyons are quite large the Ha Gorge (at the 24th mile St. Nicholas - Ierapetra slope Papoura).No remarkable rivers, streams and only the water is only apparent various sources operating in water supply and irrigation.
The coastline of Lasithi is varied with a large bay (Mirambellus), a lagoon ( Voulismeni St. Nicholas ) wide beaches, large and small ports in the north (Elounda, Sitia, Poros and Faneromeni) ports Grande, Karroubi Zakros and the west and south Makrigialos and Kala Nera.The headlands of the county is St. John, Revealed, iron (St. Isidore), Zakros and Plaka.
The islands belonging to the county are numerous and interesting, each for his own reason. The Spinalonga , the Venetian island fort was also used as a gathering place of Hansen's (leprosy), the All Saints which is a shelter for the Cretan wild goats ( Kri Kri ), the Pumpkin, the louse , the Dionysades with ancient findings, the Elasa the Koufonissi The Golden with an endemic cedar etc.
In the county collected about 0.7% of the population of Greece. Between the census of 1991 and 2001 the population of the county increased by 7.1% (NSSG). It has the smallest population and also the largest GDP per capita (14.8 thousand) from the other prefectures of Crete and this ranks 8th in Greece, as this criterion (115% AVERAGE Greece and 90% AVERAGE of the EU-25).
In Lassithi produced 0.8% of the gross domestic product of Greece. 75% of the product comes from services, with a significant contribution of tourism (16% of hotel and catering). In 2002 14% of the product comes from agriculture (16% in 1997). Lassithi produced 1.5% of the total agricultural product of the country. It is the sixth region of olive oil producer in the country with 4.8% in 2004, 6th in potato production by 5% in 2004 and seventh in tomato production.
The mean coordinates of the county is N 35o 05, 50 E 25th and extent of 1,818 square kilometers, of which 23.58 are islands belonging to him.
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