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Elounda - Agios Nikolaos Crete Island

Agios Nikolaos, capital of the Prefecture of Lasithi, is one of the most highly developed tourist towns in Greece. It lies along the west of the Mirabello bay. The sea in Agios Nikolaos is superb and the surrounding area of the city is noted for its sandy beaches and beautiful bays.

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. Its shape is circular with a diameter of 137m 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.

Agios Nikolaos is an ideal place for all sorts of water sports. For the athlete and the sports fan and those who want to combine vacations and sports there are several organized gyms, the national stadium, the national swimming pool, basket and volleyball courts, tennis courts and a well equipped riding school.

Thanks to the beautiful coasts, the great sights and the cosmopolitan life, this lively city hosts every year thousands of visitors without losing one bit of its tranquillity and traditional hospitality. Elounda is situated 7 km from Agios Nikolaos. Many years ago, Elounda was a small fishing village. Its community is made up of five villages, of which only Schisma is located next to the sea.

A few years ago large, luxury hotel complexes were built, transforming the region into one of the island's major tourist attractions. Today apart from the luxurious hotels, there are large number of taverns and restaurants with Greek or international cuisine and numerous coffee shops by the harbour as well as discos and music bars.

For your shopping there is a good selection of shops and last but not least there is a wonderful sandy beach offering water sport facilities. Elounda is the top place of Crete's tourist traffic, hosting some of the world's rich and famous. At the entrance of Elounda bay is the small island Spinalonga, with a Venetian fortress which was built in 1579 and seized in 1715.
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