Palekastro is a small village on the eastern side of Crete. The population is just over a thousand people. The settlement is located 17 km from Sitia and 7 km from the palm beach of Vai. On the eastern side of the village once stood an ancient Venetian fortress Castro, after which the village got its name. Palekastro in Lasithi Crete has many quality hotels, supermarkets, taverns and restaurants, there is also local history museum located. Around the villages there are many beautiful and famous beaches: Hiona, Vai, Itanos, Kato Zakros and many others. View all sights of Lasithi here

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