About the area

Blue Flag status Beach, restaurants, cafes and tavernas nearby, rich cultural history

Kitroplateia Beach

Kitroplateia Beach is one of the town beaches of Agios Nikolaos, a coastal city that is also known as the “Saint Tropez of Crete”. It is a sandy beach with a stunning view of the Mirabello Bay and the Sitia mountains. It has Blue Flag status, which means it is clean, environmentally responsible and has good facilities. You can rent sunbeds and umbrellas, take a shower, or use the changing rooms. There is also a lifeguard on duty during the summer season. The beach is surrounded by hotels, apartments and villas, offering accommodation options for different budgets and preferences. You can also find many restaurants and tavernas nearby, serving delicious Cretan dishes, fresh fish and seafood, pizza, pasta and international cuisine. Some of them have live music or entertainment in the evenings. The beach is also close to the town center of Agios Nikolaos, where you can find more shops, bars, cafes and attractions.

Agios Nikolaos

Agios Nikolaos is a picturesque city that serves as a hub to the small villages and farms that make up the Lassithi region. It has a rich cultural history, dating back to the late Bronze Age, when it was settled by Dorian occupants of Lato, an ancient city whose ruins can be visited. Agios Nikolaos is famous for its small lagoon Lake Voulismeni, which is connected to the sea by a narrow channel and has a legend that Athena and Artemis bathed there. The city also has an archaeological museum, a local flora exhibition, and numerous fairs and festivals throughout the year. Agios Nikolaos offers a variety of activities for visitors, such as sailing, diving, snorkeling, hiking, biking and exploring the nearby islands. You can also join some of the exciting events that take place in the city, such as stand-up paddle boarding, cliff diving, music festivals and reggae vibes. The city also has a modern marina that can accommodate up to 255 boats and yachts. The port of Agios Nikolaos is also an important transportation hub for Crete, as it connects to other islands such as Santorini , Milos , Paros , Naxos , Mykonos , Syros , Tinos , Andros , Karpathos , Kasos , Rhodes , Symi , Tilos , Nisyros , Kos , Kalymnos , Leros , Patmos , Astypalaia , Amorgos , Anafi , Ios , Sikinos , Folegandros , Sifnos , Serifos , Kythnos and Kea .

Combine the charm of a seaside resort with the amenities of a cosmopolitan port. The place will make you fall in love with Crete. Book your stay now and discover the magic of the area!