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Agios Nikolaos, Lasithi - Crete, Greece

25 August, 2020

Agios Nikolaos, Lasithi - Crete, Greece

Agios Nikolaos is the capital of the county of Lasithi and is located on the North coastal line of Crete in a distance 60 km east of Heraklion, 64 km west of Siteia and 28 km north of Ierapetra.

The economy of the region is based on the growth of the olive tree, on the unweighted livestock and mainly of tourism.

It is an earthly paradise as it stands out for the unique beauty that the large lake gives it in the center of the town which unites with its port, the little bays, the sandy beaches, the tourist shops and the presentable hotels along the coastal line of the area.

Part of the beauty is captured by the small villages which hug the town and remind with their presence the tradition and the simplicity of the rurallife.

Since always Agios Nikolaos won the monopoly of tourism interest while besides its natural beauty, during  summer months there is intense night life, a variety of tourist activities (sea and mountainous sports) covering every need, while the routes with the ferries from the town’s port to the rocky islets and to the beaches of Elounda (Spinaloga) leave the best memories to each visitor.

For the last 30 years, the Higher School of Tourism Professions of Crete has been based in the area, attracting a large number of students from all over Greece.