The region of Lassithi, in the east of the island, is home to various relics and vestiges of Cretan history. In Kato Zakros, archaeologists have discovered the fourth Minoan palace, with a surface area of over 75,320 sq ft, which was also destroyed by an earthquake.
Facing the small port of Elounda, this former military fort is one of the most impressive sights of Crete.© Vladimir Sklyarov / 123RF
This archaeological site a few kilometers from Agios Nikolaos is especially valuable for its superb views over the valley.© Olivier Lechat
According to legend, it was in Diktaion Andron that the god of gods grew up.© phototraveller / 123RF
These remnants of the past are still part of the iconic landscape of the prefecture.© Fernando Barozza / 123RF
Along with agriculture, the keeping of livestock once represented the principal activity of the Cretans.© Fritz Hiersche / 123RF