Agios Nikolaos is a small circumlittoral town of East Crete, 60 km far from Heraklion airport. The lake is its most charming feature. Legends suggest that two Ancient Greek Goddesses, Athena kai Artemis, bathed in its waters. This lake is connected to the sea by a straight channel, while its natural surrounding 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. A walk around the shops of Agios Nikolaos is an enjoyable experience, where the visitor can find a wide selection of traditional Cretan artwork, copies from different archaeological museums and jewelry.
A high quality and range of athletic facilities provides professional athletes with 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, all providing the opportunity for exercise and fun.
The town of Agios Nikolaos has an excellent climate conditions and has a temperate climate with a mild winter. It offers all the facilities of a modern town (hospital, shops, hotels, public services and transports), making it the ideal place for permanent residence. That is why many people visit our town and in many occasions make our town their second home.
The Marina of Agios Nikolaos is built to European dimensions and standards, and is capable of accommodating up to 255 crafts all year round that visit from all over the world. Being located in the heart of the town, travelers can easily and quickly avail of the entertainment options in town, travel to see more important archaeological sights or traditional villages, or go shopping in the many and diverse stores nearby.
In short distances from Agios Nikolaos, one can visit Elounda and the ancient Minoan towns of Knossos, Festos, Lato, Gournia, Zakros as well as many interesting byzantine monasteries of the area.