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Lassithi Area

Agios Nikolaos

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. 

Agios Nikolaos combines the island’s status with the Cretan identity, warmth and hospitality and offers a charm that fascinates the visitors. An international, cosmopolitan tourist resort, able to accommodate, effectively and efficiently, thousands of visitors each year. Its tranquil lifestyle hasn't been lost despite its busy tourist infrastructure. The heart of the town beats in the area around the lake the harbor and the beach road, surrounded by the picturesque tile-roofed houses.


Tourist attractions are: the  lagoon Lake Voulismeni - it features a small park with a trail, traditional fishing boats, ducks, pigeons, an amphitheatre and many cafeterias and tavernas - , small beaches in the town, the tiny island Agioi Pantes - a shelter for a few Cretan Wild Goats, a species that is at risk of extinction -, the archaeological museum - the second largest archaeological museum of the island with findings from the broader area of eastern Crete -, the local flora exhibition “Iris” and numerous fairs.

During the 60's the modern city of Agios Nikolaos became worldwide-known and the rapid tourist development of the area started by then, as it was and much admired by famous cinema directors (Jules Dassin, Walt Disney etc.) and many others.

In Agios Nikolaos Day Cruises to Spinalonga, Elounda and around Mirabello Bay are available to the visitors.


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