Agios Nikolaos the modern capital of Lasithi is a popular tourist resort, which attracts tourists not only for beach holidays, but also those who are interested in history. The beaches here are truly magnificent - an annual independent European Commission assigns them the highest category, and gives the "Blue Flag", a kind of gold medal in the competition among beaches. The history of Agios Nikolaos in Lasithi Crete is fascinating. Once, in the late Neolithic, Minoan Cretan residents built a port. Later, near the modern village Kritsa, which is 10 km from Agios Nikolaos, settlers there found the legendary city of Lato. Not far from Agios Nikolaos Elounda is located, an ancient port city, and the island-fortress of Spinalonga, a former leper colony, which is now one of the most popular tourist attractions. Voulismeni Lake is the trademark of Agios Nicholas is the picturesque Lake Voulismeni, a small lagoon in the center of the town, used as a small harbor where fishing boats stop. The name comes from that perhaps of the deep waters as it has no bottom. In the lake the Germans disposed all their war material before leaving Crete in 1944. A stroll around the lake is a very nice experience. View all sights of Lasithi here

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