Lassithi Agios Nikolaos

General information

Crete Agios Nikolaos Lassithi: Agios Nikolaos is the capital of Lassithi. This beautiful city lies on the northernmost point of Mirabello Bay, the largest bay in Crete. Today, the modern town of Agios Nikolaos with its cosmopolitan port constsitute the commercial centre of Lassithi. Given that is one of the most popular tourist resorts in Crete, the town offers all types of accommodations, various amenities and numerous shops.

In this attractive town the traditional houses blend harmoniously with the neoclassical buildings whereas the port hof Agios Nikolaos is ideal for relaxing and romantic walks, especially at night. In Agios Nikolaos, visitors will experience some unique holidays and enjoy the pristine beaches. The byzantine churches and Voulismeni Lake are definitely worth seeing as well as the several remains of ancient Lato, the city where Agios Nikolaos is built. Ferries serve connections to the port of Piraeus and the nearby ports of Lassithi.

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Daios Cove


Amidst lush greenery and the emerald sea, Daios Cove Resort & Luxury Villas in Lassithi, Crete, can be found. Stretching along its own private beach, nearby the town of Agios Nikolaos, it is set in a paradisal landscape and promises a heavenly holiday experience. It provides a plethora of ...

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Candia Park Village

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The complex of Candia Park Village in Lassithi, Crete, is a 4 star hotel that provides all kinds of amenities in an environment that resembles a traditional Cretan village. Guests can taste local and international cuisine or relax swimming at the large pools the hotel provides. All rooms offer ...


St Nicolas Bay


Nestled among Agios Nikolaos and Elounda, St Nicholas Bay Resort Hotel and Spa in Lassithi, Crete, is a lavish resort, which features an exclusive beach, villas and bungalow complexes, overlooking the marvellous setting of Mirabello Bay. The spacious residences provide autonomous holidays with all ...


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1 Review
  • iert003 24 Sep 2008
    Less developed but pretty
    Agios Nikolaos is certainly less developed than other tourist resorts of Lassithi, such as Elounda or Ierapetra. It is more traditional. However, it is a pretty town to go for a coffee or for a walk. You will live the small port and the taverns around it. Also some gift shops have unique things to buy. I got a calendar with photos of Crete with me and a book with the history of the island. Just create more parking areas in the town becasue it was too tiring making circles to find a parking place.