Are you looking for a weekend getaway or planning a trip with friends and family? This time of the year, Crete is a fairly popular choice and if you are already planning to visit this place, then don’t wait. While here, you will find a lot of things to do, try various cafes and restaurant and go to tons of sightseeing places. However, if you wish to make most of the trip, then you should definitely ready a knapsack and go to Agios Nikolaos. Located in East Crete, Agios Nikolaos is the capital of the region of Lasithi. This beautiful seaside town will fill your heart with utmost joy.
Lake Voulismeni is one of the famous landmarks of Agios Nikolaos, which is right in the heart of the city. It is a sweet water lake connected to the sea and surrounded by several bars and restaurants making the place pretty animated at night.
THE LOCAL SCULPTURES
The best way to see local sculptures of Agios Nikolaos is via a rental car as it offers your maximum freedom to enjoy the town like a localite. The ease of travel and fun driving in a new town makes the trip even more fun. You can either walk or drive along the sea in Agios Nikolaos and witness two different sculptures and take some great selfies with it.
THE CITY MUSEUMS
Want to know more about this beautiful town? Then you should definitely visit the Archaeological Museum of Agios Nikolaos, which hosts archaeological objects from Lasithi that belongs to different Minoan periods. The Folk Art Museum of Agios Nikolaos is also another interesting place to visit and can be an informative tour for young minds.
ART IN THE CITY STAIRS
Some of the picturesque places to get your photos in Agios Nikolaos is the city stairs. It hosts some of the most impressive street arts, promoting architectural and cultural heritage of Agios Nikolaos. When you will be roaming around the town in your rental car, you will come across many of such arts. As soon as you spot one, park your car at a safe place, hop out and get some pictures clicked.
CHURCHES AND THE MONASTERIES
You will find a total of 7 monasteries and 28 historical churches in the region that you can visit. Agios Nikolaos in Ormos is the first and most beautiful church, giving the seaside town its name. The church dates back to the pre-Arab conquest of Crete and considered to be one of the few remaining Early Byzantine churches on the island.
BEACHES IN AND AROUND AGIOS NIKOLAOS
There are many beaches in and around that are a worth visit. Ammoudi is a beautiful city beach, and not being far from the centre, it attracts a lot of tourists. It boasts of organized and crystal clear waters and the bay is also protected from the winds. Almyros is another great option that you can explore. The beach is wide and has golden sand and it is fairly easy to reach if you have a rental car. The water here is shallow so it is also popular among families and children.