Elounda Ag.Nikolaos

The north part of Crete.
Taking the National Road along the North coast we get to Ag. Nikolaos, capital city of Eastern Crete, a harbour area pulsating with activity, restaurants and cafes,taking the National Road along the North coast we get to Ag. Nikolaos, capital city of Eastern Crete, a harbour area pulsating with activity, restaurants and cafes, providing a cosmopolitan atmosphere, though the town itself has maintained its traditional style.

The landmark of the city is a small lake, known as "Voulismeni" that is located in the centre of the city, at the foot of the cliffs. According to the mythology, the goddess Athena used to take her bath in this lake.

It is an especially picturesque site with many open-air cafes and restaurants along the bank. Driving North you will enjoy wonderful view of both Mirabelo and Elounda Bay and get to the favourite tourist resort, the fishing settlement of Elounda. The combination of the landscape and the sea it is something you will never forget. Here you'll be given free time to browse in this beautiful village before you board your coaches for the return journey to Heraklion port.