Agios Nikolaos is a coastal town of the Crete Island in Greece. Lerapetra, Sitia, and the capital city Heraklion surround the coastal territory. This town is associated with age-old history and is said to be built partially up on the remains of the ancient city named Lato Pros Kamara. In fact, the name of the city means Saint Nicholas, who was the guardian saint of Greece. This town attracts a large number of tourists from all across the globe who come to experience the magnificence of this place and savor on some delicious Greek delicacies.
Situated at the centre of Agios Nikolaos, this sweet water lake is one of the popular attractions on the island of Crete. It is roughly circular in shape and has a depth of about 64 metres. There is a small part situated above the lake which gives a complete panoramic view of its entirety. The Greeks believe that Goddess Athena bathed in it. There is a large gathering held at this place on the midnight of the Easter Day where people celebrate with fireworks.
If you happen to visit this town, the semi-submarine tours are the ones you cannot afford to miss. Visitors can get a car for rent in Agios Nikolaos through our website and reach the coastline where there are activity centres. The diverse fauna in the waters of Greece make the tours even more enjoyable. This is undoubtedly a treat for the children. If you are not interested in such tours, you can hire a car in Agios Nikolaos and drive around the coastline or indulge in beach sports.
For those interested in having a taste of the ancient past, there is something for you in the city. Being an ancient town, the museum houses innumerable artefacts and objects that were discovered during excavations. Travellers can rent a car in Agios Nikolaos drive to the Agia Triada church too. The name means Holy Trinity and many other churches in Greece are named after it.
Car rental services like ours are available and are a convenient way of commuting in the town when you are on a vacation. Tourists visiting Agios Nikolaos can also visit neighbouring cities such as Kritsa and Elounda.
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