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Location: Agios Nikolaos, Crete, Greek Islands, Greece

Agios Nikolaos is probably best known as a tourist town that serves as a hub to the twenty or so small villages and farms that make up that part of Lassithi. Tourist attractions include the small lagoon Lake Voulismeni, small beaches in the town, the tiny island Agioi Pantes, the archaeological museum, the local flora exhibition “Iris” and numerous fairs.

Tourism is mainly West European with Greek tourism concentrating in mid August. The lagoon features a small park with a trail, traditional fishing boats, ducks, pigeons, an amphitheatre and many cafès.

Things to do;

Exploring the Countryside

Walking, cycling and horse-riding are all excellent ways of exploring Aghios Nikolaos and the surrounding areas, and offer a change from the beach, with tracks and paths through the countryside to follow.

Boat Trips

Regular boats depart from the harbor and take visitors out along the coast, stopping at many of the hidden coves and tiny inlets, as well as to the island of Spinalonga and Kolokitha Beach.


The main attraction of the town is the famous 'bottomless' Lake Voulismeni, which connects to the harbour and is filled with brightly-coloured boats, and surrounded by open-air tavernas and cafes - a scenic and relaxing spot for a drink or meal. Other to see include the town's church, the Archaeological Museum and the Folk Museum.

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