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Agios Nikólaos (GR: Αγιος Νικόλαος), with 9.500 inhabitants, is the capital of the Lassithi province of Crete. It is built around a picturesque lake at the north-western side of the Mirabello bay, the biggest bay in Crete. Major administrative, cultural and communications center, Agios Nikolaos is one of the most developed tourist areas, not only in Crete but in Greece in general. Thanks to the beautiful coasts, the great sights and the cosmopolitan life, this lively city hosts every year thousands of visitors without losing one bit of its tranquility and traditional hospitality.
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The Folk Art Museum of Aghios Nikolaos, in collaboration with the "Cultural Society of Eastern Crete", founded in 1978. All the original and important material was generously offered by the Touring Club of Aghios Nikolaos. Since then more objects have been added to the collection. A visit to the Folk Art Museum will help you to become familiar with the sort of work and activities the people of this area had in the old days. The Museum houses a rich and beautiful collection of hundreds of genuine samples of Cretan popular art and mainly hand woven and embroidered pieces, some of which are unique.
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Overlooking the beautiful Lake Voulismeni, Du Lac Hotel provides great-value accommodation with free wireless internet and a relaxed and friendly base in the heart of Agios Nikolaos. Du Lac is an excellent choice for budget-conscious travellers looking for comfortable accommodation in Agios Nikolaos. Choose from a selection of rooms and studios, some offering lake views from their private balcony. Enjoy modern amenities such as air conditioning and free wireless internet access.
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Lake Voulismeni (Gr: Λίμνη Βουλισμένη) or just "the Lake" for the locals, is located at the centre of the town of Agios Nikolaos. It has a circular shape of a diameter of 137 m and depth 64 m. The lake connects to the harbour of the town by a channel dug in 1870. A panoramic view of the lake can be seen from a small park situated above it. According to legend, the goddess Athena bathed in it. Every year at midnight turning to Orthodox Christian Easter day, the majority of the population of the town gathers around the lake to celebrate with fireworks, and firecrackers. It was reported that the German army during their withdrawal from the area at WW2, disposed parts of their weaponry and/or vehicles into the deep lake. A local urban legend has it that the lake is bottomless. That notion is potentially based on its impressively disproportional high depth compared to its width (64m depth on only 134m width) or/and on locals noticing disturbances at the surface or also the level of the water during the Santorini (Thera) earthquake of 1956. Because of the latter, many assume a possible geological relation of the two locations, but this claim has not been substantiated by known scientific surveys to date.
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Situated on Kitroplateia Beach Palazzo Apartments are a few minutes’ walk from Agios Nikolaos’ town centre. These self-catered, air-conditioned apartments offer panoramic views of the Mirabello Gulf and Sitia Mountains. Fully equipped kitchenettes feature 2 hobs, microwave oven and fridge. There is a dining area and living room with satellite TV and radio. Free internet access is available in all rooms.
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The Archaeological Museum of Aghios Nikolaos is one of the most important in Crete and has been in operation since 1969. It houses collections of very important archaeological finds from the whole of Eastern Crete, an area extending from Malia as far as Zakros. These are displayed in chronological order from the Neolithic period (5700 - 2800 B.C.) to the end of the Roman times (100 B.C. - 400 A.D.) Its showcases include more than 1350 vases from the 3rd millennium B.C. as well as gold and copper finds (the most ancient found in Crete).
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Well protected Marina by all weather condition, build to European standards and capable to accommodating up to 255 boats all year round. The Marina of Aghios Nikolaos is located in the heart of the town, provides all the necessary facilities for a pleasant short or long stay for yacht passengers and a safe environment for the boats. Facilities: Water/Electricity:Each berth has access to a service box where fresh water and 220 / 380 volt electricity available.
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Agios Nikolaos General Hospital (GR: Γενικό Νοσοκομείο Αγίου Νικολάου) is located in Agios Nikolaos in the prefecture of Lassithi. The St. Nicholas Hospital is a large modern hospital that provides full medical treatment and services to the population of the area since 1940.
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Just 60 metres away from the Blue Flag Ammoudi beach, the value for money Hotel Victoria offers easy access to water sports and taverns. Free Wi-Fi is available in public hotel areas and rooms. The en suite rooms at Hotel Victoria are comfortably furnished and include a TV, a small fridge and air conditioning. Some have balcony with views of Agios Nikolaos Bay.
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Situated in Agios Nikolaos, just 5 metres from the beach, offering close proximity to local amenities, Polydoros features traditionally furnished studios and apartments with free Wi-Fi. The simply appointed studios and apartments at Polydoros are air-conditioned. Guests have access to free on-site parking. Some have balcony with sea views.