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Agios Nikolaos city
North East Crete, Lassithi
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.
Zakros Palace and Archaeological Site
Sitia, East Crete
Like the other Cretan palaces, the palace of Zakros, was first built in about 1900 B.C. The present ruins seen by the visitor belong to the second building phase, in about 1600 BC.
The total area of the palace, including ancillary buildings, is approximately 10,000 sq.m. It was not only the permanent residence of the royal family, but also the administrative, as well as commercial and religious centre of the surrounding area.
The long term excavations have yielded over 10,000 objects, many of them considered unique, which are now on display in the Iraklion and Sitia museums.
Sitia, East Lasssithi
The easternmost town in Crete. A small and pleasant coastal town, built in a semicircle on the western side of the Bay of Sitia (Si̱teía GR: Σητεία), a typical, peaceful Mediterranean port. It is the capital of the county with the same name and is sited 69 km east of Agios Nikolaos.
Ierápetra (GR: Ιεράπετρα), the southernmost town of Crete, combines a brilliant past with a present of economic growth and extension. The temperature seldom falls below 12°C, and the mean annual temperature is 20°C, also it is the sunniest and hottest region of Greece. It has a long sandy beach and clean blue sea, a picturesque port with the castle "Kales", an archaeological Museum, and many more attractions. Visitors will find a wide range of accommodation facilities and lots of interesting things to do and see in the town and the wider area as well.
Diktaian Cave (Dikteon Antron)
Psychro, Lassithi Plateau
The cave of Psychro is one of the most important cult places of Minoan Crete. The excavators and several scholars identify the cave as the famous "Diktaian Cave", where Zeus was born and brought up with the aid of Amaltheia and the Kouretes, and which is connected with myths as this of the seer Epimenides who "slept" here, or the coupling of Zeus with Europa.
Mirabello Bay, Lassithi
The area is touristic developed with many shops, restaurants on the shore, bars and several excellent hotels famous for their comforts and the variety of amenities offered. The lagoon of Elounda is shaped between the coast and a small peninsula of 7-8 km length ... Spinalonga, since antiquity, has protected the harbor of ancient Olous.
Elounda, Mirabello bay, Lassithi
The island of Spinalonga (Gr: Σπιναλόγκα), officially known as Kalydon (Καλυδών), is located in the Gulf of Elounda in north-eastern Crete, in Lasithi prefecture, next to the town of Elounda. The official Greek name of the island today is Kalydon. Originally, Spinalonga was not an island, it was part of the island of Crete. During Venetian occupation the island was carved out of the coast for defense purposes and a fort was built there. A popular name for the island since Venetian rule is Spinalonga. During Venetian rule, salt was harvested from salt pans around the island. The island has also been used as a leper colony. Spinalonga has appeared in novels, television series, and a short film.
The village of Sissi, a picturesque village 40 km east of Heraklion and 25 km west of Ag. Nikolaos. Sissi is a beautiful fishing village with strange nature. On one side of the village the nature is wild, with a small river flowing into the sea, a number of palm trees on its banks, ducks and geese swimming peacefully. On the other side there are sandy and gravel beaches, caverns in the rocks and deep clear water, full of many kinds of fish. A place that gathers the nature of different places of Crete.
Porto Sisi Hotel Apartments
Situated in the fishing village of Sissi, Porto Sissi Hotel offers self-catering accommodation next to the sea. It has a swimming pool and offers free Wi-Fi access. Porto Sissi Hotel Apartments are tastefully decorated. They are equipped with satellite TV, refrigerator, hairdryer and iron. In the kitchenette, guests can prepare their meal and enjoy it in the privacy of their balcony. All units feature garden or sea views.
Kiveli Apartments is just 30 metres from the beach of Milatos. The hotel offers air-conditioned accommodation with view to the sea or mountain, and features a garden with sun beds. The traditional studios come with a kitchenette, each with a 2-ring cooker and fridge. Large units with 2 or 3 bedrooms and a seating area are also available. Hotel Rooms: 7
Elounda Palm Hotel
This boutique hotel is especially designed to provide guests with a relaxing minimal environment that exudes elegance and style and makes it stand out from other hotels in Crete. The Elounda Palm Hotel in Elounda, Crete is comprised of 64 hotel rooms, contemporary suites with a shared pool, bungalows and one private pool villa, all of which are simply, yet lavishly decorated and furnished. The meticulous management of the hotel offers a wide variety of excellent facilities and hotel services that cater to the comfort and ease of its guests.
Situated in the traditional village of Agathias near Palekastro of Sitia area and very close to the beaches of Hiona and Kouremenos this lovely complex offers self catering accommodation with great views to the sea. The air-conditioned studios of Elia are elegantly decorated with wooden furnishings and earthy colours. Each unit includes a fully equipped kitchenette with a dining area, and a seating area with satellite TV. They all offer views to the Cretan Sea and the surrounding area.
A continental breakfast is prepared daily with fresh local ingredients and includes handmade sweets, honey, milk and herbs. Guests can enjoy their breakfast at the rooms upon request.
Maritimo Beach Hotel
Small A' Class hotel by the sea near the village of Sissi. The hotel consists of 5 individual complexes. All rooms are equipped with individual bathroom, two telephones (room, bath- room), music, refrigerator, mahogany furniture, spacious balconies - most of them with a view to the sea. Very quiet, features swimming pool, restaurant - bar, reception, lovely gardens. H/B & B/B basis.
Angela Suites Boutique Hotel (5*)
A new boutique hotel, on the north cost of the island of Crete that combines an elegant contemporary architectural style with the blue colors of the Mediterranean sea. Interior design based on natural colors and classic materials create a relaxing atmosphere while distinctive luxury and personalized service provide an absolute lodging experience.
Two separate villas with fully furnished apartments and maisonettes. Between the two Villas and in the garden amongst the trees, plants and flowers there are a pavilion sitting area, a swimming pool, a baby pool, a spa pool, and a sauna. There is also a BBQ area with a traditional oven for use by guests. There is plenty of car parking on the grounds of the villas.
Elounda Bay Palace *****
This modern 5-star hotel is surrounded by acres of gardens, overlooking the Mirabello Bay, just minutes from beaches and the fishing village of Elounta. Elounda Bay Palace Hotel provides a variety of large, comfortably furnished and designed guestrooms. Some rooms have terraces with direct access to the pool and others have fireplaces.
Alexandros Hotel Apartments
300 m far from the beach and 700 m far from the village center. 38 apartments with view to the sea, mountain or to the swimming pool fully equipped with kitchenettes, fridge, air condition, hairdryer, telephone and furniture for the balcony. Room service, bar, restaurant, games, internet, sauna....
Hotel Du Lac
17, 28th October str., 72100 Ágios Nikólaos
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.
Akti Stylianou Koundourou 34, 72100 Ágios Nikólaos
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.
Palazzo Arhontiko Hotel Apartments
Akti Pagalou & Tselepi 18- Kitroplateia, Ágios Nikólaos
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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