Agios Nikolaos

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Agios Nikolaos is a cosmopolitan coastal town, the capital in Lasithi prefecture and it is 60 km away from Heraklion airport,

218km from Chania airport and 70km from Sitia airport.

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It is situated in the beautiful Mirebello Bay and it is surrounded by water on three sides, which means it is surrounded

by stunning beaches right beneath the town, the most famous being Ammoudara.

In the center of Agios Nikolaos, the town’s jewel is situated, a lake called Voulismeni, where according to the legend Athena and Artemis were bathing.

Strolling around the lake, in the many shops or in the waterfront is a very pleasant experience as well

as spending relaxed time in the numerous tavernas, restaurants, cafes one can find in every corner.

Although it is famous for its nightlife and cosmopolitan vibes, there are also places of cultural interest to visit such as the Archaeological Museum

of Agios Nikolaos, the Folk Art Museum of Agios Nikolaos, the church of Agios Nikolaos in Ormos, and the Byzantine church of Panagia Vrefotrofos.

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Agios Nikolaos can be used as a great base to explore Lasithi prefecture and visit places like the nearby Elounda and Spinalonga,

Istron, Kalo xorio, Ammoudara on the east side and Malia, Hersonissos, Stalida, Heraklion and Knossos on the west side.

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Kritsa is a close by destination from where you can visit the Ancience site of Lato and in the main street you will find many tradiotional workshops and taverns with Cretan delicatesen!

You can also venture inland and drive to Lasithi Plateau with your rent a car to Tzermiado, Psixro, Agios Georgios and other hospitable villages.

You can also visit the very beautiful places in Lasithi prefecture like Ierapetra on the south and Sitia on the far east and many beautiful villages between them.

Daily trips in Crete, from Agios Nikolaos

Now that you have your rental car from AutoRentals Crete you can start your excursions.
An amazing excursion, starting from Agios Nikolaos and heading to Eastern Crete, is the one centered around the beach of Vai and Ermoupoli.
They are loved both in the summer when they are full of people and life and in the winter season when they are empty.
If it’s Sunday and if you’re planning to attend a service in an Orthodox church, this is an opportunity.
You can start early from Agios Nikolaos between 08:00 and 09:00 (service ends at 10:15) to Pachia Ammos at the church of Agios Christophers.
Then, you will continue east and you will reach the Monastery of Toplos with its famous winery.
Then, the beach at Vai or Finikodasos (palm forest)  will leave you amazed by its beauty.
However, if at some point you want some kind of privacy, the beach of Ermoupolis is just a few kilometers away.
After your visit to Archaiological site of Itanos you can go up the hill to the west and a beach awaits you which is mostly almost deserted.
Also, a visit to Laimos is a must. If you are lucky you will see the waves in the opposite direction almost merging.
For food you can choose a tavern in Kouremenos or Palekastro.
Then on the way back you can possibly stop at Platanos with the wonderful view to isla of Psira or you can stop at Kavoussi where you can find a couple of good bakeries.
Have a nice drive!

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