Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Enjoying Lassithi Holidays in Agios Nikolaos

At a distance of about sixty-five-kilometers from Heraklion, there is an astounding picnic spot for Lassithi Holidays makers, called Agios Nikolaos. It is commonly termed as ‘Agios only’ by the locals of the region. Agios rules over the alluring Mirabello Bay, located on the north-eastern shoreline of Lassithi region in the Eastern Crete.

With a population of 10,000, this tiny Island though being petite is one of the ever largest towns in Lassithi region, which comes in the eastern-most region of Crete. It was the very first town in Crete which was widely attracted by a large number of tourists and tourist development during Lassithi Holidays. Similarly, it’s most popular lake surrounding the town centre building, is indeed a major source of attraction for various visitors.

Agios Nikolaos ... A Town of Worth-Seeing Natural Beauty
Agios Nikolaos is built on one of the natural Mirabello Bays, popular for astounding oceanic views from the town in Crete.

Agios Nikolaos Port
Agios Nikolaos is marked by the history of its port in the Ammoudi region. This area is still in its good working condition and is being utilized as part of the commercial harbor of the town.

This is one of the major sites selected as a main port in the Eastern Crete. The reason was that the small islands of Agioi Pantes offers better defense against the potential assailants. It also provides safe haven from the northwesterlies, who could powerfully blow.

This port had twenty-five galleys during Venetian period, which was quite sufficient in number at that time, and it served the core needs of Eastern Crete. Nowadays, people can travel from this place to Piraeus and various other islands. Some of the Lassithi Holidays makers also choose this path.

Similarly, All Saints, the natural breakwaters of the port, today provide safe heaven to some of the Cretan Wild Goats, ‘Agrimia’, which is probably at a high risk of extinction.

Agios Nikolaos – An Ideal Land
Agios is equally popular among the youngsters & aged, singles, couples & families and even for the explorers. It also amuses those who rather spend their Lassithi Holidays on different beaches of Agios Nikolaos and other places including Elounda, Ammoudara and Istron.

Due to the exceptional village, Krist, tourist development has almost vanished from the shore. Because it’s conventional environment attracts a wide variety of foreign visitors.

It clearly indicates that many opportunities for exploring some of the non-touristy regions of the Eastern Crete are waiting for the Lassithi Holidays makers in Agios Nikolaos. You can hire a car or even join an organized daytrips.

Make sure that Agios Nikolaos is a petite town where you can see each and everything within no time. Similarly, you can go for wild nightlife of Hersonissos, Malia or Platanias. Agios Nikolaos also carries some nightlife where you will enjoy your time to the maximum extent you can during your Lassithi Holidays. So, plan your trip today and enjoy the beauties and wonders of this amazingly fairy land with its lavish lifestyle.

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To enjoy the pleasures of your vacations during Lassithi Holidays ( in Crete (, you must book your flight in time in order to get discounted rates to stay in some of the luxurious Lassithi Hotels (