Agios Nikolaos, the Enchanting Capital of Lassithi

Agios Nikolaos, nestled on the northern coast of Crete, is a captivating blend of tradition and modernity. Its picturesque harbor, surrounded by colorful buildings, invites you to explore its winding streets. Don’t miss the Voulismeni Lake, a mysterious freshwater lake steeped in legends. As the sun sets, the waterfront tavernas come alive, offering delectable seafood and a warm Cretan welcome. Agios Nikolaos also has a rich cultural heritage with its archaeological sites and museums, and a rich religious tradition with its churches and monasteries. Make sure to see the Archaeological Museum (about 10 minutes' walk up the lake) and the Panagia Kera in Kritsa (accessible by car or bus).

What to Explore

Lake Voulismeni

Stroll along the shores of this mysterious, bottomless lake. Cafes and restaurants line its banks, offering delightful views.

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Quaint Alleys

Wander through the narrow streets, discovering local boutiques and traditional architecture.

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Located in the heart of the town, the port is surrounded by cafeterias and bars, shops with souvenirs and local products.

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Archaeological Museum

Grave goods from the early Minoan cemetery of Agia Fotia, finds from the Minoan palace of Malia... Discover important archaeological findings from East Crete.

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Panagia Kera Church

The Church of Panagia Kera is made of rich iconography and different styles. It is one of the most culturally and historically significant churches in Crete. About 500m from Kritsa.

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Folklore Museum

Discover authentic items of Cretan art (textile, holy icons, wooden artifacts, manuscripts etc.) and learn about the island’s old traditional life. Located by the Lake Voulismeni.

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