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Lassithi Area

Ierapetra is the southest town-"gate" of Europe located on the south coast of Lassithi Prefecture, 36 km south from the prefecture's capital city of Agios Nikolaos and nicknamed as "Nymph of the Libyan sea". Iera-Petra means Holy Stone and it is the most populated town in Lassithi Prefecture with over 15000 inhabitants.


Kato Zakros, the seaport of (Ano) Zakros village, is located at south-eastern Crete, 115 km from Agios Nikolaos and 42 km from Sitia. It is the point where the famed European Path E4 which crosses France, Switzerland, Austria, Germany, Hungary, Bulgaria and Greece finishes.



Xerokambos is a peaceful but extraordinary little town surrounded by mountains filled with caves and interesting natural rocky sculptures, located at south-eastern Crete, 8 kilometers far away from Kato Zakros and 123 kilometers from the capital city of Lassithi Prefecture, Agios Nikolaos.




Sitia or Siteia is a charming amphitheatric town in Lassithi Prefecture, 73 km from Agios Nikolaos, on the side of a hill in the northeast of the island, with a population now over 11,000 residents.



Dikteon Andron (or Dikteon Cave or Dictaean Cave or Psychro Cave) is one of the most important and famous of the 3,000 caves in Crete. It is found in the dominant Mount Dicte range of the Lassithi plateau in East Crete and lies at an altitude of 1025 m. on its northern slopes. The distance from Agios Nikolaos is 48 Km.


Agios Nikolaos is the capital city of Lassithi Prefecture in East Crete with a population of around 10.000 inhabitants, about 70 kilometres east of Heraklion. Built around the picturesque Lake Voulismeni it dominates the north-western side of the beautiful Merabello bay, the biggest bay in Crete. 

Spinalonga is a small desserted island in East Crete, opposite Plaka and near to Elounda. The name derived from the latin phrase "spina lunga" that means long spine. Spinalonga is also known as the Leper Island, because lepers from Crete and the rest of Greece were quarantined there until 1957.


Vai is famous for its palm forest located right on the beach and is one of the most popular sights in Crete and one of the most beautiful and special places in the whole Mediterranean. The exotic sandy beach of Vai with the unique palm trees wood in Europe is situated at a distance of 100 kilometers far from Agios Nikolaos at the Northeast and 27 kilometers eastern to Sitia.


Kosmos Rent A Car in Crete was founded in 1979 in Heraklion. Since then our company’s course has been continuously expanding and of steady growth due to professional standards and high quality in our car rental services accompanied with competitive rates. A fact that places our company at the top of the list of car rental business in Crete...