St. Nicholas , Crete

Agios Nikolaos, or in Greek, Άγιος Νικόλαος, is a beautiful coastal city of approximately 20,000 people located in the northeast area of the Greek island of Crete. The name Agios Nikolaos means Saint Nicholas, the patron saint of sailors and of all of Greece.

Agios Nikolaos was settled in the Late Bronze Age by the Dorians at Lato upon which Agios Nikolaos was later built. A key attraction for the Dorians was what is now known as the harbor at Agios Nikolaos.

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 region of Crete. Tourist attractions include the lagoon Lake Voulismeni, small beaches in the town, the island of Agioi Pantes, the archaeological museum, the local flora exhibition, and numerous fairs. The lagoon features a small park with a trail, traditional fishing boats, ducks, pigeons, an amphitheatre and many cafes.


Bay View Surrounding Hills City View
Villas View Harbor City at Night
Pier Shopping Bay View