Agios Nikolaos, discover the jewel of the prefecture of Lassithi
Overlooking the magnificent bay of Mirabello, with its elegant neoclassical houses built on panoramic hills, Agios Nikolaos, or simply Agios, as the locals call it, impresses every traveller.
Discover every beautiful corner of the city. Take a walk in the center. Admire the beautiful lake from above. Visit the Archaeological Museum, the Folklore Museum and the Municipal Gallery located in the city center.
The beaches in Agios Nikolaos are unique. Endless golden shores, small coves, and hidden bays with clear crystal-clear waters. Voulisma, Kitroplatia, Ammos, Ammoudi, Votsalo, Almyros, Karavostasi, Ammoudara, are some of the many options you have.
At relatively short distances from Agios Nikolaos there are many destinations worth visiting. Elounda with its picturesque beaches and clear blue waters, Plaka the traditional fishing village and Spinalonga, one of the most important attractions also known as the "Lepers Island”.
Enjoy the cuisine in Agios Nikolaos
Luxurious restaurants, traditional taverns and picturesque cafes, all surrender to the delicious magic of Cretan cuisine that manages to turn into Cornucopia any simple product. Try Cretan Dakos (barley rusks soaked in tomato and feta oil), Rye bread, Hare, pies of various kinds (meat pie, cheese pie, yogurt pie, leek pie, fennel pie), fresh fish in various recipes, Snails fried on olive oil and wine, grilled goat, Kalitsounia (pies stuffed with cream cheese and mint) and of course the famous wedding pilaf (boiled rice with various meats), which used to be offered only at the wedding dinner, but now adorns the menu of most restaurants on the island.
Best time to visit Agios Nikolaos
Crete is an all-seasons island. In summer to enjoy the endless sandy and pebbled beaches and the clear waters. In spring and autumn to explore its mountain villages, mountains, Gorges, and trails.
How to use transportation in Agios Nikolaos
Airport/port transfer options
From Heraklion Airport. Agios Nikolaos is at a distance of 60 kms. and there are frequent KTEL Buses connecting the two cities
From Sitia Airport. Agios Nikolaos is at a distance of 75 kms. and there are KTEL Buses connecting the two cities
We do recommend a Car Rental from Heraklion Airport.