Agios Nikolaos is the capital of the region of Lasithi (Eastern part of Crete). The name of the city of Agios Nikolaos was derived from the Byzantine church located in the Gulf of Mirabello – “Saint Nicholas”.
The city of Saint Nicholas – Agios Nikolaos is located around the famous lake, the beauty of which still surprises tourists and leaves an unforgettable impression. This city was one of the first cities in Crete, where the rapid development of tourism on the island began.
Agios Nikolaos is washed by the largest natural bay of the island of Crete – Mirabello Bay, named so because of the beautiful view of the boundless sea (Mira Bella).