Lasithi is the easternmost regional unit on the island of , to the east of . Its capital is , the other major towns being , and .

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, Hagios Nikolaos or Aghios Nikolaos is a coastal town on the island of , lying east of the island's capital , north of the town of and west of the town of . Photo: Martin-D, CC BY-SA 2.5.

is a port town and a municipality in Lasithi, , . Photo: Wouterhagens, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is a city in . Having the distinction of being the southernmost city facing the African coast, enjoys the smoothest, almost rainless weather in Europe, with a temperature that rarely drops below 12oC all year. Photo: Kyrvas, CC BY 3.0.

is a site on the eastern coast of the of , , containing ruins from the Minoan civilization. Photo: Sarah Murray, CC BY-SA 2.0.


, alternatively transliterated as Elounta or Elouda, is a small town on the northern coast of the island of , . Photo: Deror avi, CC BY-SA 3.0.

The , sometimes spelt Lassithi Plateau is a high endorheic plateau, located in the Lasithi regional unit in eastern , . Photo: SunTW, CC BY-SA 4.0.

Palaikastro is a small village at the east end of the Mediterranean island . Photo: C messier, CC BY-SA 4.0.

is a village in the Lasithi Prefecture region of . Photo: ArtemiyPavlov, CC BY-SA 3.0.


Latitude of center
35.0833° or 35° 5' north
Longitude of center
25.8333° or 25° 50' east
406 metres (1332 feet)
Geo­Names ID

Also Known As

  • Arabic: Lasithi
  • Arabic: لاسيثي
  • Armenian: Լեսիթիոն
  • Basque: Lasiti
  • Bulgarian: Ласити
  • Catalan: Lassithi
  • Catalan: Prefectura de Lassithi
  • Catalan: Unitat perifèrica de Lassithi
  • Catalan: unitat perifèrica de Lassithi
  • Cebuano: Nomós Lasithíou
  • Chinese: 拉西錫州
  • Chinese: 拉西锡州
  • Croatian: Prefektura Lasiti
  • Czech: Lasithi
  • Czech: Prefektura Lasithi
  • Dutch: Lasithi
  • Dutch: Lassithi
  • Dutch: Lasíthi
  • English: Lasithi Prefecture
  • Esperanto: Lasitio
  • Estonian: Lasíthi piirkonnaüksus
  • Finnish: Lasithi
  • Finnish: Lasithin lääni
  • Finnish: Lasithin maakunta
  • Finnish: Lasithin prefektuuri
  • Finnish: Lassithin prefektuuri
  • Finnish: Lasíthin prefektuuri
  • French: Lassithi
  • French: Lassíthi
  • French: Lasíthi
  • French: Nome de Lassíthi
  • French: Nome de Lasíthi
  • Georgian: ლასითი
  • Georgian: ლასიტი
  • German: GR-92
  • German: Lasithi
  • Greek: Λασίθι
  • Greek: Λασιθί
  • Greek: Νομός Λασιθίου
  • Indonesian: Lasithi
  • Italian: Lasithi
  • Japanese: ラシティ
  • Japanese: ラシティ県
  • Korean: 라시티
  • Korean: 라시티 현
  • Korean: 라시티현
  • Latin: Lasithium
  • Limburgan: Lassithi
  • Norwegian: Lasithi
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Lasithi
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: Lasithi
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: Lasíthi
  • Polish: Lasithi
  • Polish: Lasiti
  • Polish: Nomos Lasiti
  • Portuguese: Lasiti
  • Portuguese: Lasíti
  • Romanian: Prefectura Lasithi
  • Russian: Ласити
  • Russian: Ласитион
  • Serbian: Lasiti
  • Serbian: Ласити
  • Serbian: Префектура Ласити
  • Serbo-Croatian: Prefektura Lasiti
  • Slovak: Lasithi
  • Spanish: Lashiti
  • Spanish: Lasithi
  • Spanish: Lasizi
  • Spanish: Prefectura de Lasithi
  • Spanish: Unidad periférica de Lasithi
  • Swedish: Lasithi
  • Turkish: Lasithi
  • Turkish: Lassithi
  • Turkish: Lassiti
  • Turkish: Laşit
  • Turkish: Laşiti
  • Ukrainian: Ласіті
  • Ukrainian: Ласітіон
  • Urdu: لاسیتھی
  • Urdu: لاسیتھی پریفیکچر
  • Waray (Philippines): Lasithi
  • Lassithion
  • Nomos Lasithiou
  • ლასითის ნომი

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