With the first settlements dating back to the Minoan period, the location where Agios Nikolaos is situated has a long and interesting history. In the middle of the city lays lake Voulismeni and the city's Marina, one of the best in Crete, transforming the small town into a cosmopolitan center. Swim in the small secluded coves or in the well organized large sandy beaches, the Blue Flag awarded waters will leave a great impression in your holidays! On The North you can access by boat the island of Spinaloga, the last lepre colony of europe. the grounds and buildings are awe inspiring due to their particular history. In the mainland one can find a lot of places of natural beauty, picturesque villages, monasteries and of cource the Lasithi Plateau in an altitude of 840m with its famous windmills.