Agios Nikolaos...

Welcome to Agios Nikolaos, a modern cosmopolitan city....

Welcome to Agios Nikolaos, a modern cosmopolitan city, built at Mirabellos bay.

Agios Nikolaos

It is a modern cosmopolitan city, built at Mirabellos bay. It took its name from a church named this way (8th century AD), which is located in the south side of the current port.In ancient times Agios Nikolaos was called “Lato to Kamara”, a region of “Lato of Etera”.The latter is an area near Kritsa.Near to the small haven there is a lake which is estimated 64 meters deep, known as “Bulismeni “. This lake was presumably created from the volcano’s sedimentation.The lake combined with the sea with a small canal which was created in 1870.Agios Nikolaos lately has turned into an attractive destination for the summer due to the variety of hotels, restaurants, shops and an well-organized marine.The city is famous for its museums as it has Archaeological, Folklore and National History Museum.


Welcome to Agios Nikolaos, the capital of Lasithi.

After viewing the Marina, the Kitroplateia and of course the hallmark of the city, Lake (Voulismeni), do not miss:

Shoes and bags you can find in store La Pelle at 20 Kontogianni Str.

Women is style, visit Esans store, at 3 Metamorfoseos Str.

Men’s fashion in Minos Store, since 1976, at 4 Sfakiannaki M. Str.

Children’s clothes 0-16 years in store Mama Care at 9, 5th Merarhias Str.

For toys and gifts for all ages, Vidakis at 17 Kritsa Str.

Interested in an original gift from Greece, visit Markaki Store (backgammon, chess boards, musical instruments) at 16 Roussou Koundourou Str.

Traditional Greek products, cosmetics, olive oil, honey, wines can be bought in store Mesostrati, 2 Rousou Koundourou str.

Herbs, spices and tea in store Baharoupoli, 3, Nikiforou Foka str.

Pharmacy Plakogiannakis at 19 Rousou Koundourou Str. for home pathetic, orthopedic, organic and natural products.

Beauty, fashion and style for women, Mantzou Antigoni at 13 Kontogianni.

Luxury jewelry, watches you can find in stores L. Maris in Agios Nikolaos, Main store: A. Koundourou 20, Cielo Venezia 1270: R. Koundourou 60, in Elounda, Elounda Beach Hotel, in Plaka Village, Blue Palace Hotel.

Luxury furs you can find in store Di Moda, at three shopping points, one at 48 R. Koundourou Str., the second at Elounda Beach hotel and the third at Blue Palace hotel in Elounda - Plaka.

Art Gallery and Exhibitions in Gallery Atelier Katerina Nasiakou Art Painting at 1 Politechniou Str. (Nomarchias Str.).

Crystals, minerals, fossils and jewels in Talos store at three points, one at 11 R. Koundourou Str., second at 10 28th October Str. and third at 26 Akti I. Koundourou Str.

Snack, beverages, wine, tobacco and accessories, 14th Street Market at Venizelou Sqr.

Cretan handmade olive wood crafts in Olive Tree, 31, 28th October Str.

For your design supervision construction of private building projects, Keroulis Constructions at 19 K. Karamanli Str.

For your excursions in the wonderful Spinalonga island, comfortably and safely, private chartering, fishing trips, bbq trips from Agios Nikolaos, you will get the Nostos Cruises.

Rent a bicycle and explore the area of Mirabello in store Mirabello.

Tours and Rentals, Skybalos Kinky Bikes, at 5 El. Plataki Str.

For rental motorbike, car or whatever you want, call Reliable International, 19 Akti Koundourou str.

Rent a car, a motorbike, a yacht or a caravan for your holidays from Motor Holidays Stathis, 30th st. Akti Koundourou.

Visit Alma Tours for car rentals and destination management (private tours, transfers, round-trips, excursions etc.) at 24 Akti Koundourou Str.

You can also rent a car, from 19 €, or organize your tours with Kera travel at 21 Sof. Venizelou Str.

Cafe, restaurant with personality, by the lake, La Casa, 31 28th October str.

A friendly family run restaurant in a stunning location with a view, Melissos, Elounda (road to Sunken city).

At Plaka of Elounda, fresh local fish can be served in Tavern – Restaurant Ostria, with a magnificent view to Spinallonga, next to the beach.

Cafe, greek meze, and snack bar, with a magnificent view to Spinallonga Carob Tree at Plaka, Elounda.

Traditional Greek meze, Maistrali, at Kitroplateia Beach.

Cretan Mediterranean Cuisine, Chrisofyllis, at Kitroplateia Beach.

Above the Lake of Agios Nikolaos, Cafe – Cocktail Bar, Chez Georges, at 2 V. Kornarou Str.

For your stay, next to the wonderful beach, visit, Artemis Beach hotel (page 90) or Havania Apartments in Havania Village.

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