Agios Nikolaos, Crete on the north west of the Mirabello Bay and is the capital of Lassithi. The town got its name from the church found in the bay while the oldest was called Mandraki because of the many waiting pens with kids who were there. The modern town of Aghios Nikolaos is built on the ancient Minoan city of Lato pros Kamara, the seaport of Lato Etera important city in the north of Kritsa. In Greco-years Lato pros Kamara was the port area and it was developed economically and in population, in contrast to the Lato had begun to decline. Today the city of Saint Nicholas is a beautiful tourist resort with fine dining and night life. It has many beautiful beaches and hotels. It has many attractions including the beautiful and scenic Lake Voulismeni, a small lagoon in the city center, this small park with pine trees above the lake, the Marina City Square, Nearchus, the Municipal Gallery, Kitroplatia a small square with a of the most popular city beaches and islands Saints and Lighthouse. It is worth noting that the island of Saints moved around the middle of last century Kri Kri (Cretan wild goats) to maintain the species.
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Beaches Agios Nikolaos
One of the most famous beaches in the town of Aghios Nikolaos is Kitroplatia. Located in the city and there you can find restaurants with excellent food and lodgings. The beach of EOT and this is in the city with sports facilities, water sports and swimming. Another beach in the center of Agios Nikolaos is the Sand, water sports, right next to the main shops in town! You can find and Amoudi beach, a small but organized sandy beach. There are some beaches that are just outside the town of Agios Nikolaos, such as the sandy beach Havania who meet on the road to Elounda approximately 2km outside the city. another important beach to visit is the beach of Almyros. Located 2 km from Agios Nikolaos to Kalo Chorio. It is a sandy beach with crystal clear water, well organized. There are many sources for this and Almiros is one of the most important wetlands in Greece. Covered with reeds and eucalyptus. Finally, there is Amoudara beach about 3 km from the town of Agios Nikolaos on the road to Kalo village. It is a small but very organized beach with crystal clear waters! It is worth noting that all of these beaches have been awarded the Blue Flag!
is located about 16 km north of Agios Nikolaos, 5 km from Elounda. The beach is pebbly and the water crystal clear! The beach is sheltered from the wind and well organized (umbrellas, sea sports etc). Also offers natural shade and there are many trees. The area offers some of the best hotels in Crete, as well as restaurants, cafes and bar. The plate is considered the most beautiful beach in Elounda and gathers a lot of people every summer. It is worth to mention the beautiful views of the island of Spinalonga which you can see from the plate with small boats departing to and from the island every hour.
Pumpkin Beach is located in Elounda, about 16 km from Agios Nikolaos. To reach the Pumpkin must enter the village of Elounda and head to the famous street in the salt marshes. Passing this path and after a steep dirt road, you end up in the church of St. Luke. Somewhere leave your car and proceed on foot. Further down you will see the beautiful beach of Pumpkin! Turquoise water and white sand make a heavenly and exotic scenery. On the beach there are trees to relax under the shade. Certainly the beach Pumpkin is one of the most beautiful beaches in Crete!
The beach of Agia Fotia located 47 km southeast of Agios Nikolaos and 12 km east of Ierapetra. This is a bay well protected from winds with many pine trees and olive trees on the beach for shade and relaxation. The water is clean and blue. There are umbrellas and sunbeds, and cafes, taverns and rented rooms for a comfortable stay. If you visit the Holy Fire do not forget to see and the surrounding area, and the Ahlia Makrigialos.