1-day trip
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Agios Nikolaos - Kritsa

Ierapetra - Agios Nikolaos - Kritsa
One way approx. 40.0 km, 55 min driving time

If you are up for even a half day journey, you could easily visit the buzzing town of Agios Nikolaos, one of the area’s must-sees. Agios Nikolaos is the capital of Lasithi and it offers a great destination for a chic evening walk around its cute alleys. Enjoy your drink at the Voulismeni Lake which is in the center of the town and whose shore is lined with cafes and restaurants.


  • Visit the Votania organic Herb Farm in the area.
  • Drive up the Katharo plateau and enjoy the amazing view.
  • Enjoy a great and friendly traditional meal at the Monastiraki tavern, near Pachia Ammos.

Drive back to visit one of eastern Crete’s oldest and prettiest villages, Kritsa. Located at an altitude of around 380m, Kritsa is known for its weaving art: look and feel the amazing crafts the village women create. The church of Panagia Kera is just a short drive away and contains some of Crete’s most beautiful Byzantine frescoes.



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