Aghios Nikolaos is a coastal town on the Greek island of Crete and is the capital of the province of Lasithi. 60klm east of the island's capital Heraklion, north of the town of Ierapetra and west of the town of Sitia. In the year 2000 the Municipality of Agios Nikolaos which includes part of the surrounding villages counted about 19,000 inhabitants.
The town of Aghios Nikolaos itself is an international and cosmopolitan resort that welcomes thousands of visitors annually. Although it is a small town, its charm is based on that it can satisfy any type of visitor as well as its residents.
With an abundance of shops, quiet and not so quiet cafeterias, charming coffeehouses, gourmet restaurants and traditional taverns serving the world famous Cretan cuisine, bars, clubs and discos, Aghios Nikolaos will not let feel bored even for a second.
The lake is its most charming feature. Legend suggests that Athena and Armetis bathed in its waters. This lake is connected to the sea by a straight channel, while its natural surroundings of red rock and trees attract the visitor magnetically. At a small open-air theatre by the lake, locals and visitors alike can enjoy interesting artistic and cultural presentations.
For those who take pleasure in sport activities, the town provides a high quality and range of athletic facilities to professional athletes and sports fans, and local and visiting amateur athletes with the opportunity to get involved in any sports. There is a football pitch, tennis, volleyball and basketball courts, beach volley facilities, mini-golf and swimming pools, a wide variety of water sports, all providing the opportunity for exercise and fun.
Finally the town, has more than 7 beaches that have been awarded with the "Blue Flag". Some of the most popular are the beaches: Kitroplatia, Ammoudi, Havania, and Almyros.
Source: Official site of the Municipality of Aghios Nikolaos
Places to visit
The Archaeological Museum of Aghios Nikolaos is one of the most important in Crete, and has been in operation since 1969. It houses collections of very important archaeological finds from the whole of Eastern Crete, an area extending from Malia as far as Zakros. These are displayed in chronological order from the Neolithic period (5700- 2800 B.C.) to the end of Roman times (100B.C.-400A.D.). Its showcases are decorated with more than 1500 vases from the third millennium B.C., and copper finds (the most ancient found in Crete).
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Useful Information about Agios Nikolaos
In this section you will find usefull information about Agios Nikolaos' hospitals and Transport infrastructure.