Aghios Nikolaos, with 9,500 inhabitants, is the capital of the Lassithi prefecture of Crete. The history of the town starts in the Minoan period. It is built around a magnificent lagoon in a deep blue bay on one of the most beautiful spots os the Mediterranean. The beauty here is endless with the seasons succeeding one another. The climate is unique: Dry, without humidity. Major administrative, cultural and communications center, Aghios Nikolaos is one of the most developed tourist areas, not only in Crete but in Greece in general. Having a valuable 30-year experience of organized tourism, its infrastructure matches that of any other European resort, for ideal and interesting vacation together with the traditional Cretan hospitality and the excellent climate. Thanks to the beautiful coasts, the great sights and the cosmopolitan life, this lovely city hosts every year thousands of visitors without losing one bit of its tranquility and traditional hospitality. Aghios Nikolaos changes its faces according to your mood ... Since it is loaded with memories and customs from the past, it is traditional place for those who have a longing for the good old days, at the same time it is a cosmopolitan meeting point for those who love fun, a paradise of peace and quiet for those who want to relax, a center of European standards for the demanding ones and the ideal summer resort to spend your holidays ... Aghios Nikolaos is the ideal place for rest and fun, all year round and for all ages, combining the traditional hospitality with the authenticity of the genuine Cretan way of life. The visitor will feel secure and, if necessary, will enjoy a full range of medical assistance. At the Municipal play grounds, located at various points of the city, the children can enjoy themselves playing for hours.