Agios Nikolaos, the capital of the Prefecture of Lasithi, is a wonderful coastal town lying 66km east of Heraklion. It has approximately 8500 residents and it is one of the most highly developed tourist towns of Greece.
The trademark of Agios Nikolaos is the picturesque Voulismeni Lake located in the center of the town. It was used a small harbor where fishing boats used to stop and nowasays it attracts many visitors who want to take a walk. Apart from that, Agios Nikolaos has many beautiful beaches and bays like Kitroplateia, Ammoudi and Ammos beach, and all of them are within walking distance from the city center.