Best Hotels and Places to Stay in Agios Nikolaos

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Lake Voulismeni in Agios Nikolaos, Crete, surrounded by white buildings and boats. best hotels, villas, and apartments

Agios Nikolaos City (GR: Αγιος Νικόλαος) is the capital of the Lasithi Region of Crete. It is built around a picturesque lake on the north-western side of Mirabello Bay, the biggest bay in Crete. Major administrative, cultural and communications centre, 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 tranquillity and traditional hospitality.

A peaceful walk through the shops is always a delight. One can find stores that sell traditional Cretan art, copies of local archaeological museum pieces, jewellery, and beautiful embroidery. Some stores carry local products and delicacies sure to tantalize everyone’s taste buds. The town is lined with quaint coffee shops serving up mouthwatering dishes and raki.

The town of Agios Nikolaos is a lovely place, full of hospitable people. It’s no wonder that it’s just as magical at night! The numerous bars throughout the town feature a relaxed atmosphere and loud music, making them popular among younger crowds.

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In the heart of Crete, Agios Nikolaos dazzles with its unique charm and a plethora of accommodation options to suit every traveller’s needs. From beachfront hotels offering stunning sea views to cosy apartments nestled in the lively city centre, the town caters to both luxury and comfort. Whether you’re seeking the tranquillity of the shoreline or the vibrancy of urban life, you’ll find a perfect stay here.

On our site, you can find the best 275 hotels and villas for perfect holidays in Agios Nikolaos. Explore our curated list below of the Top Hotels, Villas and Apartments in Agios Nikolaos for a memorable Cretan escape.

Best Hotels in Agios Nikolaos

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Best Villas in Agios Nikolaos

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Best Holiday homes in Agios Nikolaos

Sofias LemonTree Family House

  • 9.9 / 10
  • 16 Kαετ. Μιραμπέλλο

Located in Agios Nikolaos, 400 metres from Ammos Beach and 1.4 km from Ammoudi Beach, Sofias LemonTree Family House provides accommodation with amenities such as free WiFi and a flat-screen TV. Guests benefit from a patio and a sun terrace.

The air-conditioned holiday home consists of 3 bedrooms, a living room, a fully equipped kitchen with a dishwasher and a coffee machine, and 1 bathroom with a bath and bathrobes. Towels and bed linen are provided in the holiday home.

Guests can also relax in the garden or in the shared lounge area.

Popular points of interest near the holiday home include Almiros Beach, Lake Voulismeni and Panagia Kera Church (in Kritsa). The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 59 km from Sofias LemonTree Family House.

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€238

/night

  • 220 m

Eleni's Cozy House

  • 9.6 / 10
  • Σοφ.Μαυροειδή Παπ/κη 7

Featuring mountain views, Eleni’s Cozy House offers accommodation with a balcony and a coffee machine, around 500 metres from Ammoudi Beach. It features a garden, a terrace, sea views and free WiFithroughout the property.

The holiday home is located on the ground floor and is fitted with 1 bedroom, a flat-screen TV and a fully equipped kitchen that provides guests with an oven, a toaster, a washing machine, a fridge and a kitchenware. Towels and bed linen are featured in the holiday home.

Popular points of interest near the holiday home include Ammos Beach, Lake Voulismeni and Panagia Kera Church (in Kritsa). The nearest airport is Heraklion International, 56 km from Eleni’s Cozy House, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.

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€90

/night

  • 1.1 km

Villa Agapi

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  • Κρήτης

Situated in Agios Nikolaos, 1.2 km from Almiros Beach, Villa Agapi features a living room with a flat-screen TV. This property offers access to a balcony, free private parking and free WiFi.

Providing access to a terrace with garden views, the air-conditioned holiday home consists of 3 bedrooms and a fully equipped kitchen.

Popular points of interest near the holiday home include Ammos Beach, Lake Voulismeni and Panagia Kera Church (in Kritsa). The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 58 km from Villa Agapi.

from

€199.5

/night

  • 1.7 km

Kefi House

  • 7.7 / 10
  • Χαβάνια Κτήριο

Set just 30 metres from Havania Beach, Kefi House offers accommodation in Agios Nikolaos with access to a garden, a terrace, as well as a tour desk. The air-conditioned accommodation is 1.4 km from Ammoudi Beach, and guests benefit from private parking available on site and free WiFi.

Offering a patio and garden views, the holiday home includes 1 bedroom, a living room, satellite flat-screen TV, an equipped kitchen, and 1 bathroom with a shower and a bath.

Both a bicycle rental service and a car rental service are available at the holiday home.

Ammos Beach is 2.7 km from Kefi House, while Lake Voulismeni is 2.9 km away. The nearest airport is Heraklion International, 63 km from the accommodation, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.

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€100

/night

  • 2.4 km

Mirabella Vista

  • 8.1 / 10
  • Havania beach 2ο χιλιόμετρο Αγίου Νικολαου -Ελουντας

Set in Agios Nikolaos in the Lasithi region, with Havania Beach nearby, Mirabella Vista offers accommodation with free WiFi and free private parking.

Each unit comes with a terrace offering sea views, a flat-screen TV, a well-fitted kitchen and a private bathroom with walk-in shower, slippers and free toiletries. An oven, a fridge and stovetop are also featured, as well as a coffee machine and a kettle.

The holiday home offers a picnic area.

Guests can also relax in the garden.

Ammoudi Beach is 2.1 km from Mirabella Vista, while Lake Voulismeni is 3.3 km away. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 58 km from the accommodation.

from

€240

/night

  • 2.6 km

Amphitrite Beach House

  • 8.8 / 10
  • Amoudara

Located in Agios Nikolaos, 50 metres from Ammoudara Beach and less than 1 km from Almiros Beach, Amphitrite Beach House offers a garden and air conditioning. This beachfront property offers access to a patio, free private parking and free WiFi.

This holiday home includes 2 bedrooms, a living room and a flat-screen TV, an equipped kitchen with a dining area, and 1 bathroom with a shower and a washing machine.

Guests at the holiday home can enjoy hiking nearby, or benefit from the sun terrace.

Cave Thief Beach is less than 1 km from Amphitrite Beach House, while Lake Voulismeni is 4.4 km away. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 64 km from the accommodation.

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€210

/night

  • 2.8 km

Experiences near Agios Nikolaos

Agios Nikolaos, a gem on Crete’s northern coast, is a city rich in charm and beauty. Key attractions include the intriguing visit to Spinalonga Island, a journey through history and culture. Further afield, adventure awaits at the Lassithi Plateau and the legendary Cave of Zeus, offering a glimpse into myth and nature.

In addition to the scenic Voulismeni Lake, Agios Nikolaos offers a wealth of cultural attractions. The Archaeological Museum boasts an extensive collection of artifacts representing Crete’s history, including ancient pottery and precious gold and bronze items. The Folklore Museum showcases traditional textiles, intricate embroidery, holy icons, wooden crafts, and manuscripts, providing insights into the island’s rich heritage. These museums, along with souvenir shops by the lake, offer visitors a diverse range of experiences to explore the cultural tapestry of Agios Nikolaos.

Explore our list below for the best things to do in Agios Nikolaos.

FAQ

Where in Greece is Agios Nikolaos?

Agios Nikolaos is a picturesque coastal town, located on the stunning Greek island of Crete, situated to the east of Heraklion, north of Ierapetra, and west of Sitia.

Is Agios Nikolaos worth visiting?

Agios Nikolaos is definitely worth a visit! With its gorgeous beaches, temperate climate and sunny skies all year round, it’s no surprise that Agios Nikolaos is a beloved tourist destination. But the fun doesn’t end there – there are countless other attractions awaiting to be discovered!

How to get from Heraklion to Agios Nikolaos?

One of the most cost-effective ways to get from Heraklion to Agios Nikolaos is to get the bus. The bus runs every two hours (or more often between May-October based on demand). You can count on its dependability and low price – just less than €10 one way!

Does Agios Nikolaos have a beach?

Agios Nikolaos beaches are celebrated for their quaintness and the enjoyable activities available to all who come. The most popular beaches in Agios Nikolaos are Ammoudi Beach and Almyros Beach, which are the most family-friendly beaches in Agios Nikolaos.

What does Agios Nikolaos mean in Greek?

The name Agios Nikolaos means Saint Nicholas.

What is the main attraction in Agios Nikolaos City?

The main attraction in Agios Nikolaos City is the picturesque Voulismeni Lake, which is surrounded by souvenir shops and often hosts festivals and sporting events.

What can visitors do in Agios Nikolaos City?

Visitors can take a peaceful walk through the shops, enjoy traditional Cretan art, visit museums, and taste local products and delicacies. They can also enjoy the nightlife in the numerous bars throughout the town.

What are some places to visit in Agios Nikolaos City?

Some places to visit in Agios Nikolaos City include Voulismeni Lake, the Archaeological Museum of Agios Nikolaos, the Folk Art Museum of Agios Nikolaos, Agios Nikolaos church, the Cathedral of Agia Triada, and the Panagia Vrefotrofos church.

Where can visitors go shopping in Agios Nikolaos City?

Visitors can go shopping on Odos Roussou Kondourou, which is lined with various shops, restaurants, and cafes.

Is Agios Nikolaos a party town?

Agios Nikolaos bursts into vibrant life post-sunset with an array of cafes, bars, and nightclubs. Its diverse venues, ranging from boats to rooftops, pulsate with Greek and international hits, ensuring a thrilling night of dance and music.

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