Regarded by many as the number one city not to be missed in the island of Crete, Agios Nikolaos is a striking urban location nested between its famous twin harbours – a picturesque city to be photographed in the full bloom of the Mediterranean summer. Agios Nikolaos offers a wide selection of options for holidaymakers, and Amazing Crete brings to you only the best among those.
Agios Nikolaos concentrates the traffic of the surrounding villages located in that part of Lasithi; this makes it an excellent choice for those seeking to explore not only the city but also the localities nearby. Within the city, the breathtaking lagoon Lake Voulismeni is certainly one of the highlights, not to forget the countless sandy beaches that pepper the town here and there. Many cafés are to be found around the lagoon, as well as a variety of local birds that can be heard when taking the trail in the adjacent park. At a stone’s throw from Agios Nikolaos lie both Gournia and Kritsa, the former being the best-preserved Minoan town on Crete, and the latter one of the craft centres of the Eastern side of the Island; not to mention the cult tourist destination of Hersonissos, located west from Agios Nikolaos.
These are only a few of the numerous reasons that make Agios Nikolaos an excellent choice for staying in. Listed herein are our top picks among the many options that this town offers, a careful selection of villas, cottages and apartments where a unique vacation experience is guaranteed.
There is a wide selection of villas to choose from Lemonia Villas, situated in Istron Village and in Istron Bay with a lovely sandy beach you find Istron Bay Villas and Istron Villas Collection. Istron village is 11km from Agios Nikolaos and next to Kravostasi and Voulisma, arguably two of the best beaches on the island, is one of our all-year-round favourites, for the winters in Crete are mild and pleasant, with rare frost and even rarer snow. Last, but not least, Elounda Vista Villas are a spectacular accommodation option located in Elounda.
On the beach in central Agios Nikolaos are the Palazzo Apartments, a superb location offering all the advantages of both a beach and a downtown resort. Havania Apartments, for their part, are located a mere 2km from the city centre: a quieter option for those who want to stay further away from an urban environment. Situated on the very seafront, Havania is suitable for families as well as young and mature couples seeking to make the most out of their holiday in Crete.