Agios Nikolaos


Agios Nikolaos, capital of the Prefecture of Lasithi, is one of the most highly developed tourist towns in Greece.   It lies along the west of the Mirabello bay. The main road axis of the island passes right outside the city limits , connecting it with  Iraklion (66 km) to the west,  Sitia to the east (70 km) and Ierapetra to the south (36 km).  Agios Nikolaos is the administrative, communications, cultural and commercial center of the Prefecture, with approximately 8500 inhabitants. 

The climate in the area is mild with extremely low humidity. It is an ideal place to relax and recover one’s energy. There is frequent bus service from Iraklion. There are boat connections all year round from the port of Agios Nikolaos to Piraeus. During the summer there are also connections with the islands of Cyclades and with the islands of Kassos, Karpathos, Kos. Tours to Santorini are also organized during the summer. Agios Nikolaos does not have an airport but the city is served by the airports of Iraklion (Nikos Kazantzakis) and Sitia. During summer months you can kite surf in the areas of Agion Nikolaos, Faneromeni, Sitia and in the most windy beach in Crete Kouremenos.




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