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Agios Nikolaos Crete Greece Hotels

Agios Nikolaos - Crete

Agios Nikolaos Crete Greece Hotels -
here are our tips - here we suggest some good hotels in the centre of town for every budget.

Agios Nikolaos Άγιος Νικόλαος offers some of the best accommodation in Crete; in the centre of town, along its many beaches and in the luxury resorts of nearby Elounda. In such a cosmopolitan location, we have chosen small practical hotels by the beach and in the town centre.

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Agios Nikolaos Crete Greece
Hotels On Kitroplateia Town Beach

Palazzo Archontiko Agios Nikolaos
Palazzo Arhontiko Apartments - View

Palazzo Archontiko Apartments are a stone's throw from the waters of the Mediterranean, whilst still very central in the picturesque town of Agios Nikolaos. Perched above the blue flag beach of Kitroplateia these renovated luxury apartments are decorated in classical Greek style.

With views across Mirabello Bay to the Sitia mountains, this is a very convenient and uplifting location. With full self-catering facilities and family service, this is a good choice for exploring beautiful eastern Crete.

"Stunning view, excellent location and lovely apartment. Very central for everything in Agios Nikolaos. Super restaurants on your doorstep and not too far away from other excellent restaurants. When we were there the weather was quite hot so relieved to have a beach in such close proximity. And our host was so friendly and welcoming, nothing was too much for her she went over and above making us feeling at home. No hesitation in recommending here and looking forward to coming back some day."

Sgouros Hotel overlooks Kitroplateia town beach

Also on Kitroplateia Beach, is the small family run Kitro Beach Hotel. So central to town, yet on a beautiful beach overlooking the stunning blue of Mirabello Bay, this is a terrific location. There are tavernas at the doorstep serving fresh seafood, and world class shopping within strolling distance. 

"Beautiful view, location 10 meters from the beach, good breakfast, staff is very friendly. A lot of cool restaurants and bars nearby. Free locker in the room. Highly recommended!"

Agios Nikolaos Crete Greece
Hotels on the Lake

Hotel du Lac - overlooks Lake Voulismeni
Hotel du Lac and Cafe du Lac by the waterside

Hotel du Lac - this is a modest hotel with a terrific bar café and internet lounge right on the main shopping street, and so close to from all city attractions; the lake and its outdoor café precinct, the harbour with its tavernas and bars, and the port with both day cruisers and large inter-island ferries.

“Excellent view of the lake from the balcony and the position in town very good. Enjoyed a nice meal in their restaurant below.”

Dreamhouse By The Lake is another great spot to choose as your central location in Agios Nikolaos.
Dreamhouse by the Lake - Agios Nikolaos

The Dreamhouse By The Lake is another great spot to choose as your central location in Agios Nikolaos.

This modern, stylish two bedroom apartment looks over the lake with fine views from its elevated balcony.

Accommodating 6 guests in comfort, this is a great place to gather the family in eastern Crete. Step out your door to the shores of Lake Voulismeni and the many cafes in the sunshine.

"The location was fantastic. Right in the heart of Agios Nikolaos. The apartment was spacious for our large family with all the amenities at hand. The host was also great attending to our needs."

Agios Nikolaos Crete Greece
Hotels by the Harbour

El Greco Hotel in Agios Nikolaos Crete

The El Greco Hotel in Agios Nikolaos is located 50 metres from Kitroplateia town beach, and is very central to the whole town. Enjoy a magnificent sea view with the modern sculpture on the point very close. Magnificent yet affordable.

"The location is just perfect at the Horn of Almathea in Agios Nikolaos. The staff was nice and gave us a free room upgrade to sea view room. It was cleaned every day and we had tea and coffee making facilities. Really close to center and to port and beach."

“Very good hotel with just an amazing sea view, the best view point in the town. Very quiet place, clean room, comfortable bed, good breakfast. Great value for money.”

Pergola Hotel, overlooks the ferry harbour
Pergola Hotel View

Overlooking the harbour on Sarolidou street is the blue and white Pergola Hotel run by several generations of the one family. This is not a luxurious accommodation, yet the location and the service make it a real treat for budget conscious travellers. The pick up from the bus station is a great help too. Remember to ask for a room with a sea view. This hotel is very handy to the port if you are taking an inter-island ferry, and very convenient accommodation in Crete.

"I just loved the whole set up. Such a very bright, cheerful, friendly and happy atmosphere. I felt so settled and at home. The staff couldn't do enough to help me. They all made my holiday such a happy experience."

Kitroplateia Beach & Mirabello Bay (Image by Matthew J Carter)Town Beach - Kitroplateia Beach overlooking Mirabello Bay

Lake Voulismeni in Agios Nikolaos, CreteLake Voulismeni in Agios Nikolaos, Crete

Agios Nikolaos
Hotels at Nearby Beaches

Agios Nikolaos is surrounded by beaches to the north and south-east, including Ammoudi Beach, Havianas Beach, Elounda Beaches, Plaka Beaches to the north and Almyros, Voulisma, Istron and Pachia Ammos Beaches to the south-east. Here are great beaches to stay at within a short distance to the capital by bus or car.

Agios Nikolaos Beach Villa
Agios Nikolaos Beach Villas

Enjoy complete beachfront and views from this comfortable home which welcomes 7 guests in comfort. Only 3.1 km from Agios Nikolaos, just step from your pool down through your garden to Almyros Beach.

At Agios Nikolaos Beach Villas you will be hosted by the Karasanakis family who will look after you. Enjoy one of the prettiest beaches near the capital and the natural stream which trickles across the sand.

"Stelios was a very helpful host. Villa was in a perfect location. Pool great and easy access to the beach. Easy check in and out."

Blue Palace Resort and Spa
Blue Palace View to Spinalonga

The Phaea Blue Palace Resort and Spa allows you to experience the very best that Crete has to offer just 15 km north of Agios Nikolaos.

Five stylish restaurants and two bars ensure that guests are nurtured and treated to the very best Greek and Cretan cuisine, based on the island's fresh, healthy produce.

"Everything was perfect, the staff were so friendly and helpful. The property had everything you could wish for."

"Great location, first class facilities especially the room with pool and balcony. Staff service amazing, professional yet also friendly and welcoming. Breakfast excellent and dinner in two different restaurants of the highest quality. One of the best beach side hotels I have stayed in. A must stay when you visit Crete."

See Agios Nikolaos

Agios Nikolaos Crete Greece Hotels - while you are in Agios Nikolaos explore:

  • Lake Voulismeni
  • boutiques and studios
  • Folk Art Museum
  • Boat Harbour
  • artisanal workshops
  • art galleries
  • museums
  • Kitroplateia Beach, the Horn of Amalthea and the Marina
  • Archaeological Museum of Agios Nikolaos
  • Sea and lakeside restaurants, cafes and tavernas galore
  • Sailing, water sports and boating on Mirabello Bay

Exploring Eastern Crete

Agia Fotia Beach

Agios Nikolaos Crete Greece Hotels - around this region you will find many places to visit in the east of Crete. Take day trips to discover this mountainous terrain with superb beaches. This part of Crete tends to be quieter than the west and not yet discovered by so many travellers. More time to soak up the atmosphere and wide open spaces.

Agios Nikolaos Crete Greece Hotels
On the Map

Getting Here

To get to Agios Nikolaos, take a flight or ferry from Athens to Heraklion Aiport (HER) and take a hire car or local bus 64 km east to Lasithi and this beautiful town.

Flights from Athens are frequent and the trip duration is 1 hour. Ferries from Pireaus Harbour in Athens leave daily for Heraklion and the crossing take around 7-9 hours.

For local bus information see our dedicated page here.

Our mini trip books for this region of Crete - both trips starting in Heraklion:

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