The Lasinthos Eco Park

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Nestled in the southeastern corner of the Lasithi Plateau, The Lasinthos Eco Park neighbours the charming village of Agios Georgios, blending seamlessly with the surrounding beauty.

This haven isn’t just for sightseeing; it’s an interactive journey. Collect nature’s bounty, and handcraft daily essentials, or dive into age-old crafts like pottery, weaving, and wood carving. Experience the artisanal magic of honey, wine, cheese-making, and more. Even better? Relish authentic Cretan dishes you’ve helped create.

The park’s lush expanse is dotted with fruit and vegetable fields and a farm boasting 20 varied animal species, waiting for your touch and play. Capture moments with these gentle beings for keepsakes.

In the heart of the park stands the Church of St. Ephraim, a testament to Greek Orthodoxy’s deep roots and the story of Saint Ephraim the New, a modern-day saint canonized for his faith and wonders. Light a candle, say a prayer, and feel the serenity envelop you.

Beyond exploration, Lasinthos offers a cosy retreat. Stay in one of the 15 quaint, 4-star village-style apartments, enjoying the breathtaking vistas of the Lasithi Valley all year round.

Before you leave, swing by the traditional store. From fragrant herbs and exquisite perfumes to the finest olive oil, raki, and unique Cretan delights, there’s something for everyone. The artistry doesn’t end at food – the handcrafted pottery, woven goods, and wood carvings are perfect mementoes or gifts.

Hungry from the day’s adventure? Settle down at the central square, grab a bite at the café, or feast on farm-fresh meals at the Taverna.


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