North East Crete
The main town in North-East Crete is Agios Nikolaos. a sophisticated Venetian town with numerous eating and shopping places. It is located by the sea and its main feature is the large lake in the middle of the town. A lovely place to visit.
About 8 kms from Agios Nikolaos and slightly north westerly is the Mirabello Coast where you will find Elounda town, a small and charming fishing village. This was one of the very first areas developed for tourism. The ancient small island of Spinalonga best known nowadays as a previous Leper colony can be seen from Elounda and Plaka, there are boats that ferry you to this unique island. Check the accommodation in Agios Nikolaos and Elounda area.
South East Crete
The main town here is Ierapetra, a large Venetian town, charming and with good tourist attractions, tavernas, cafes and lots of shopping. Ierapetra has a long coastal promenade with Eateries all along the way. The area has a unique climate and the beaches with their dark grey sand are a pleasant place to spend some time sunbathing.
See accommodations in Ierapetra area.