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:


Nostos Cruises, Daily trips from Agios Nikolaos to Spinalonga Island, with luxury boats, private chartering, fishing trips, bbq trips with the specialist in Boat Excursions, at 30, R. Koundourou street.


Mi Optico, Mi Optico Sunglasses, opticals, contact lenses at 3, Andrea Papandreou street (opposite General hospital).

La Pelle, shoes & bags in all famous brands, at 20, Kontogianni street. Enjoy all your La Pelle benefits.

N. Tsagkarakis super markets, with 3 shopping points: 1) 37, Andrea Papandreou str., 2) 1, Roussou Kapetanaki str. And 3) 1, Konstantinou Karamanli str. We value our local products.

Elia, olive traditional products at 5, Roussou kapetanaki street.

Isla store, all you need for the beach and more at Plaka, Elounda.

Ariston, organic unique products. A luxury cosmetics and olive wood creations at 4, Sof.Venizelou street. You deserve a luxurious Crete

SOHO, famous brands for men and women clothes and shoes at 6, M. Sfakianaki str. and at M. Sfakianaki & Lasthenous street.

GUSTO always the quality first. Clothes for men & women, at N. Plastira & 28th October str. or at 33-35 A. Papandreou street Elounda.

SUPERDRY, famous brands for men and women at 11, R. Koundourou street.

Deras Tsagkariko, shoe repair & handmade leather bags, sandals, belts, wallets, unique leather bracelets & many other, at 8, Akti Nearchou street.

SUEDE, Women’s fashion at 5, 25is Martiou street. Your fashionspot in the center of the city.

L. Maris, Luxury jewelry, watches in Crete. In Agios Nikolaos Main store: A. Koundourou 20. In Elounda: Elounda Beach Hotel. In Plaka Village: Blue Palace Hotel.

ANEMOS, Handmade jewelleries, T-shirts, souvenirs at 10, R. Koundourou street.

MARMEL, Glorious luxury. Quality Greek Fashion. Designers create for each woman at 8, Sofokli Venizelou street.

Melissa, Bee Healthy, Cretan traditional products at 2 shopping points: 1) 18, R. Koundourou street, 2) 41, R. Koundourou street & 40, 28th Oktovriou street. Welcome in Melissa shops for over 35 years.

Menegaki Fashion Emporium, for everyone’s fashion in Neapoli village, at 4, Eleftheriou Venizelou street.

Lefkon, discover the biggest collection at underwear & swimwear from international and Greek brands, in 2 shopping points 1)7, Kontogianni street and 2) 24, Kontogianni street.

Glamour, Fashion and beauty for women at 18, Sofokli Venizelou street.

Summer Fashion by Monica, Gifts, clothes and more, at the port of Agios Nikolaos, 14, Akti Koundourou street (next to HERTZ).

Chez Sonia, fashion, Jewellry, crafts at 20, 28th October street.

Mano a Mano, summer beachwear at 16, Kontogianni street.

Talos store,Crystals, minerals, fossils and jewels at 11, R. Koundourou street and 10, 28th October street.

Latia Hora, spices and traditional Cretan products, at Kritsa Traditional Village, Detoraki Square.

Olive Tree, Cretan handmade olive wood crafts at 31, 28th October Street.


Gioma Meze, traditional Cretan cuisine with great view at lake Voulismeni, at 10, Dionisiou Solomou street.

Paliria, sea, food and wine with great view, at Plaka Village.

Krikri, since 1978. Greek cuisine, meze, seafood and grill at Ormos Agiou Nikolaou.

Cafe Du Lac, the most historic and emblematic bar in town. From early morning until late night, quality, hospitality, good music, breakfast, coffee, brands etc. Unique lake view, at 17, 28th October street.

Roza, in the heart of town you can find a traditional greek taverna. Dine while listening rebetiko/folk music, at El. Venizelou Square.

Votsalo Café Bar - Enjoy our hospitality, unique place with an amazing view, for drink, snack or cocktail while you enjoy the sun and the sea, at Gargadoros area.

Basilico, Experience authentic Greece, pizza, pasta, meat and sea food, right by the sea, overlooking the luxurious yachts of the famous marina at 3 Akti Nearchou street.

La Strada, all day Greek & Italian Cuisine, fresh fish & seafood, homemade pizza & pasta, steak & grill, with a lake view at 5 N. Plastira street.

Ta Karafakia, Cretan traditional taverna. Tsipouro, raki, meze at 7, Akti Themistokleous street.

Karnagio, Kalos Esmixame! Cretan meze and raki, at the lake of Agios Nikolaos, 1, K. Palaiologou street.

H pita tou Riga, Kalos Esmixame! Grill house, at the lake of Agios Nikolaos, at 1, K. Palaiologou street.

Fysalida, Kalos Esmixame! Wine bar, at the lake of Agios Nikolaos, at 1, K. Palaiologou street.

Local, Grill house at 19, Omirou street.

Olous,Restaurant at 14, Omirou street.

Xylaki, You do not need a silver fork to eat good food. Quality street food, beef, pig, chicken, lamp at 11, Kontogianni street.

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

Rent a car moto

Reliable International, for rental motorbike, car or whatever you want at 19, Akti Koundourou street, & 34, Anapafseos street.

Mirabello Bikes - Nikos Tampakakis, bike sales, rentals and accessories at 5, P. Meletiou Metaxaki str., Neapoli village.

Skybalos Kinky Bikes, Road Professional, Road/Endurance, Fitness - City - Mountain Bikes, Kids Bikes, Tours, at 5 El. Plataki street.


Artemis Beach Hotel, for your stay, next to the wonderful beach, in Havania Village .

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