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TransferPlan will transfer you from and to Agios Nikolaos as quickly, safely and comfortably as possible. Agios Nikolaos lies 63km east of Crete’s capital Heraklion, north of the town of Ierapetra and west of the town of Sitia, Lasithi’s capital.
Agios Nikolaos is located along a hilly terrain overlooking the coastline and the idyllic Mirabello Bay. Agios Nikolaos is unique amongst other Cretan urban centres as it manages to mix a blend of artsy, leisurely, sleepy and yet vibrant environment. It is the cosmopolitan capital of the Lasithi prefecture and boasts 20000 permanent inhabitants. The name of Agios Nikolaos is derived by the old Byzantine church located west of the city.
One of the highlights of Agios Nikolaos is the Lake Voulismeni, a lagoon of extraordinary beauty riddled by legends and myths. It is said that in its eerie scenery goddess Athena used to take her baths in it. Moreover, it was a common belief that the lake had no bottom, until 1853, when a British admiral ordered soundings to be taken and found out a bottom that reached to 200 feet in depth. Nevertheless, the assumption that the lake was indeed bottomless was used even in modern times to attract tourists in the town. Apart from taking some long walks around the lake and appreciating the mesmerising landscape, one can take the opportunity to dive into the serene waters of the lake and spend some quality time surrounded by nature.
Agios Nikolaos offers a number of other excellent attractions, such as splendid neoclassical architecture, well maintained buildings and a network of stairs around the steep city, the marina, All Saints Island which is home to the endangered species of Cretan wild goats, Kitroplatia square which houses some shops, cafes and restaurants and the Gulf of Mirabello which is of unique beauty and should be one of the 'must sees' if you decide to make your way to the city.
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TransferPlan will transfer you from and to Heraklion town as quickly, safely and comfortably as possible. Heraklion boasts the title of the largest urban entity in Crete and is also the administrative capital of the island. Heraklion has an immense historical and cultural heritage, as in close proximity to the city visitors can find the Palace of Knossos, which has served as the centre of Minoan civilisation. Throughout the city, you can also find a number of constructions dating back to the Venetian occupation such as Koules Fortress in the old port.
Heraklion is home to some world class monuments and cultural landmarks. Among the most outstanding man-made structures is the Heraklion Fortress that contains the 'old town'. Originally built by Arab merchants and later on reinforced by Venetians, the Fortress included seven bastions, of which only the Martinego bastion survives the passing of time. Moreover, visitors will be delighted to find one of the gates to the city, named Chanioporta, which is ornate with the winged lion of Saint Marc. Visitors can also pay pilgrimage to the grave of one of Greece's most important writers and Nobel recipient, N. Kazantzakis. The sight that marks his resting place also offers some mesmerising views of the city.
Throughout the city, one can spot statues and monuments commemorating prolific figures that have been important for Greece's course through history and have contributed to Crete's immense cultural heritage. Some of the names include renaissance painter El Greco, Poet Vicenzo Kornaros and Politician Eleftherios Venizelos.
Moreover, the Archaeological museum should be on the top of every visitor's list; a splendid space that boasts a massive collection of ancient artefacts from all over the island and covers more than 5,500 years of history. Special emphasis is given to the spoils of Minoan civilisation, which has been one of the first to spring in the Southern European cost and was almost entirely wiped out by a volcanic eruption and a subsequent tsunami. The museum is home to the most important collection of surviving Minoan antiquities in the world and awaits its visitors to explore the mysteries of this extinguished civilisation.
Nowadays, Heraklion represents a beacon of Greek modernization and has been subjected to an extensive urban sprawl, that gives it a truly unique character. Despite the expansion of concrete residential blocs and the immense traffic, a short walk through the bustling streets and alleys will travel you through thousand years of history and will reveal to you the hip side of Greece with its rich coffee culture and culinary delights that can be found in every corner.
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