The Prettiest Holiday Homes in Agios Nikolaos for Your Vacation in Crete!


The capital of the easternmost region of Lasithi, Agios Nikolaos, is a popular seaside resort attracting tourists during the whole high season. During the rest of the year, many Europeans choose the area to escape their cold winter and settle here for longer terms. One of the first things to choose when planning your holiday in the area is your accommodation. Agios Nikolaos is great to explore the region of Lasithi. Going for a home rental helps you save some money while enjoying the comfortable perks of feeling home away from home. In this article, I present some of the most beautiful rental homes in Agios Nikolaos for you to discover east Crete.

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Best holiday homes in Agios Nikolaos, Crete

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Where to Stay in Agios Nikolaos, Lasithi

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Lake Voulisment, Agios Nikolaos.

Agios Nikolaos is a lovely town, with plenty of amazing things to do, a varied cultural proposal, and mouthwatering gastronomy.

Close to the exclusive Elounda, there are also tons of pristine beaches to discover in the area. Places of interest, such as the island of Spinalonga, the fantastic Lasithi Plateau, or the cave of Zeus are just some of the things to do in Lasithi.

Renting a car and exploring the area is a great way to experience the coast on the Gulf of the Mirabello.

Exploring the pristine beaches in East Crete as well as remote archaeological sites, lonely monasteries, and a unique variety of landscapes.

A holiday in Lasithi can include unique walks in the mountains, fantastic days by the sea, and unique experiences in some of Crete’s most traditional villages too.

Those who decide to stay in the area can take advantage of the beautiful homes available for rent, most of them are new or have been recently renovated with taste and simplicity, including every comfort you need, as you will see from the pictures.

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Top Vacation Homes and Airbnbs in Agios Nikolaos, Crete

The list below features the most beautiful Airbnbs in Agios Nikolaos for an unforgettable holiday in Crete!

The Splash, Agios Nikolaos Town

(Courtesy The Splash).

Why you should stay: A unique apartment in the heart of the city, with fantastic views of the sea and just meters from the beach.

The Splash is one of the nicest homes for rent in Agios Nikolaos and it has a privileged position. The home features and light and cozy environment where every detail has been taken care of.

(Courtesy The Splash).

Often rated as sparkling clean by guests and with great reviews, the place is ideal for a short-to-medium stay in Agios Nikolaos. Suitable for couples, groups of friends, or small families, the place is only meters away from the wonderful beach of Ammoudi.

For those who love to enjoy Agios Nikolaos in the cold season will be interested in knowing that this host especially decorates the flat for Christmas and New Year.

  • Sleeps: up to 4 guests.


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Seaside Studio Lato 1, Opposite Lake Voulismeni

(Courtesy Seaside Studio Lato 1).

Why you should stay: To enjoy a fantastic view of Agios Nikolaos and its lake every morning from your own balcony. Wouldn’t you love to enjoy your morning coffee looking at that view?

Seaside Studio overlooks the magnificent Lake Voulismeni, one of the most central places to stay in Agios Nikolaos and ideal to reach every place you want to see in town without the need for a car.

The place is ideal for a couple, a small family, or a small group of friends. It’s a roomy studio apartment located on the 1st floor, it features a fully equipped kitchen (with a coffee machine and there’s a washing machine too). There is also a comfortable sofa that turns into a bed to host a third traveler.

The studio is just three-minutes away from Agios Nikolaos’ city beach.

  • Sleeps: up to 3 guests.


Gargadoros Apartment

Crete - Agios Nikolaos - gargadoros apartments
(Courtesy Gargadoros Apartments).

Why you should stay: To enjoy a relaxing evening on the beautiful terrace overlooking the marina that you won’t forget!

This is a great place for a couple, a solo traveler, or a couple of friends and it’s only 1.5 km from Ammoudi Beach. The apartment has a beautiful terrace and a balcony to enjoy the stunning views of the town.

The one-bedroom apartment features is a fully equipped kitchen that provides guests with a microwave, a fridge, a washing machine, an oven and a toaster.

For guests, the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.

  • Sleeps: up to 2 guests.

This is a simple but comfortable apartment in a great area, one of the most convenient holiday homes in Agios Nikolaos.


Elounda Casa Elia Architect’s Dream

architect dream elounda
(Courtesy Casa Elia).

Why you should stay: Because everyone deserves to experience the unique beauty of this villa in Elounda, one of the most fantastic seaside areas in Crete.

Don’t hesitate to check every picture of this superb villa on the VRBO platform. You’ll be enchanted by one of the most exclusive holiday homes in the magnificent seaside town of Elounda, only 15 minutes from Agios Nikolaos.

This ground floor apartment was recently renovated. It features a large bedroom with a top quality mattress, a distinctive shower room, a fully equipped kitchen, Smart TV (Netflix), and a gorgeous luxury living room. It’s only 5 minutes from a sandy beach and Elounda Bay, very close to Elounda main square.

  • Sleeps: up to 2 guests.


Cozy Home in Milatos Beach

Cosy Home Agios Nikolaos
(Courtesy Cozy Home).

Why you should stay: To discover the pretty and lesser-known Milatos beach while staying in a recently renovated apartment without spending a fortune!

Check this gorgeous house in Milatos, a largely unspoiled and traditional village in Lasithi featuring both an inland area and a beach region. Milatos’ inland is a picturesque place surrounded by olive groves, where you can stroll through its narrow streets or visit the cave just outside the village.

Milatos Beach features a picturesque fishing harbor with fish tavernas and several pebble beaches and secluded coves.

The house has a pretty living room area with a cozy fireplace, a dining room, a fantastic kitchen with new appliances, and a comfortable bedroom

  • Sleeps: up to 3 guests.


Almyros Beach Apartment

Almyros beach apartment
(Courtesy Almyros Beach Apartment).

Why you should stay: Just a few minutes from the center of Agios Nikolaos, Almyros is one of the most fantastic beaches in Lasithi. Wouldn’t you love to stay in the area?

This home features two comfortable bedrooms with seaside views, a fully equipped kitchen with a dishwasher and coffee maker, and a comfortable lounging area as well as a great terrace overlooking the Gulf of Mirabello.

There is also a fantastic swimming pool in the property.

  • Sleeps: up to 5 guests.


Anemone Seaside Traditional Homes – Maisonette

(Courtesy: Anemone).

Why you should stay: Because the maisonette is located in a wonderful position with stunning views, and features every comfort for a fabulous holiday in Lasithi.

This complex is located about 11 km from Agios Nikolaos, close to thhe beautiful Kalo Horio over the crystal clear water beach of Istron.

The host features several apartments on a hill slope above the main road, in a quiet and peaceful environment with breathtaking panoramic views of the Mirabello Bay and the town of Agios Nikolaos. Enjoy your stay surrounded by rugged hills and mountains, ideal for walking or hiking while discovering wildflowers, cedar trees, and Cretan herbs.

The apartments are fully furnished. They feature two levels, with a living room on the ground floor and a separate fully equipped kitchen.

A wooden ladder takes you up to the second floor where there are two twin-bedded sea view bedrooms and a bathroom. There’s also an individual veranda to spend pleasant evenings dining under the stars.

  • Sleeps: up to 6 guests.


Sea View Apartments

(Courtesy Sea View Apartments).

Why you should stay: This place is ideal to experience the best of Agios Nikolaos, it’s in a wonderful location and offers every comfort for an unforgettable holiday in Crete!

Perfect for couples, this comfy flat is just minutes from the center of town, 500 meters from Ammos Beach, and 1.2 km from Ammoudi Beach. The host offers air-conditioned accommodation with a balcony and a terrace on the beachfront.

The apartment features a very comfortable bedroom, an equipped kitchen, and a washing machine, always comfortable when traveling!

  • Sleeps: up to 2 guests.


Relux Agios Nikolaos

(Courtesy Relux).

Why you should stay: This holiday home in Agios Nikolaos features unique comfort for a perfect stay in the region of Lasithi.

Once you’ve checked the reviews as well as the pictures of this house it will be hard for you to even consider a stay in any other place.

(Courtesy Relux).

This wonderful apartment features modern furniture and an inspiring decor that blends natural materials with a bold aesthetic of black and brown tones. There’s an ample and comfortable kitchen, a great lounging area and a beautiful dining room with great views.

Guests can also work out in the exercise space or even have dinner in the magnificent patio with a swing.

  • Sleeps: up to 4 guests.


Naiades Almyros

(Courtesy Naiades).

Why you should stay: To enjoy the simplicity of a top place where you will truly feel at home.

This is an awesome holiday home in Agios Nikolaos next to Almyros beach. The place is really comfortable, featuring good air conditioning, super necessary in Crete. It features a great terrace with gorgeous views, a garden, and barbecue facilities. Less than a kilometer from the center of Agios, this is a great place to stay when exploring Lasithi.

The property boasts a sauna and guests may enjoy Almiros River, mountain ,sea and scenic Ágios Nikólaos views.

The 2-bedroom property boasts a sauna in the master room, a comfortable sitting area, and a fully equipped kitchen. There are several restaurants ad cafeterias just a few steps from the property!

  • Sleeps: up to 4 guests.


Have you made up your mind about which holiday home would you like to stay in when visiting Lasithi?

Check Other Hotels

Best Hotels in East Crete

Affordable: Porto Maltese and Katia Apartment in town.
Mid-range: Ostria Apartments in Ammoudara or Villa Olga.
Luxury: Elounda Peninsula in Elounda and Miramare Resort in Agios.
Check also Rental Homes in Agios Nikolaos and Best Elounda Resorts.

What is your favorite Airbnb in Agios Nikolaos?
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Gabi Ancarola | The Tiny Book

Gabi Ancarola

Gabi has been living in Crete for the last five years. Here, she juggles being a solo mom, hosting culinary tours in the summer, translating, and working as a tech advisor.
She’s written for Greek Reporter, published two travel guides about Greece, and had more glasses of frappe than any regular person would be able to handle.

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