Agios Nikolaos is a really unique city, different than the other big cities of Crete. It is really quiet and ideal for those who wish to relax away from the noise city centers. It is built on the site Mandraki, on the west side of the Mirabello Gulf. As the name indicates, the city took its name from the Byzantine church that is located in the center of the city.
One of the trademarks of Agios Nikolaos is the wonderful and picturesque lake Voulismeni, in the center of the town that used to be a small harbor where fishing boats used to stop. Around the lake, there are many taverns and cafeterias that serve exquisite local delicacies. Apart from that, the city of Agios Nikolaos offers a variety of wonderful beaches for those who want to spend their time on the beach.