Holiday Homes and Airbnbs 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 high season. During the rest of the year, many Europeans choose Agios to escape colder winters and settle here for longer terms.

One of the first things to choose when planning your holiday is your accommodation. Agios Nikolaos is great to explore the region of Lasithi. Choosing a home rental helps you save some money while feeling at home away from home.

In this article, I present some of the most beautiful rental homes and Airbnbs in Agios Nikolaos for you to discover in east Crete.

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Top Vacation Homes and Airbnbs in Agios Nikolaos, Crete

Airbnbs in Agios Nikolaos

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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, the palm tree beach of Vai, and the cave of Zeus are just some of the things to do in Lasithi.

Lake, sea, Crete
Lake Voulisment, Agios Nikolaos.

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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Where to Stay in Agios: Best Airbnbs in Agios Nikolaos, Crete

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

Marisofi Villa with Outdoor Plunge Pool

Airbnbs in Agios Nikolaos
  • Why you should stay: A unique apartment, a 10-minute walk from Almiros Beach with fantastic views and a gorgeous plunge pool.
  • General info: This 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.
  • Location and details: Often rated as sparkling clean by guests and with great reviews, the place is ideal for a short-to-medium stay in Agios Nikolaos.
  • Good to know: The property is suitable for couples, groups of friends, or small families. The vacation home also offers an outdoor swimming pool and a hot tub for guests to relax in. A car rental service is available too.
  • Sleeps up to 6 guests.
  • Click here for more information and the latest prices.

Seaside Studio Lato 1, Opposite Lake Voulismeni

Airbnb in Agios NIkolaos
(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?
  • Location: Overlooking 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 studio is just 3 minutes away from the city beach in Agios.
  • Facilities: 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).

Gargadoros Apartment

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

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

  • Why you should stay: To enjoy a relaxing evening on the beautiful terrace overlooking the marina that you won’t forget!
  • Location: 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.
  • Facilities: The one-bedroom apartment features a fully equipped kitchen that provides guests with a microwave, a fridge, a washing machine, an oven, and a toaster.

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Tsifliki Beach House

Airbnbs in Agios Nikolaos
(Courtesy of the property).
  • Why you should stay: Because everyone deserves to experience the unique beauty of this beachfront home in Elounda, one of the most fantastic seaside areas in Crete.
  • Location: Don’t hesitate to check every picture of this superb apartment in a unique location.
  • Facilities: This apartment provides a terrace and sea views, 2 bedrooms, a living room, an equipped kitchen, and 2 bathrooms. Guests can make the most of the warm weather with the property’s barbecue facilities. A private beach area can be found at Tsifliki Beach House, along with a garden.

Villa Thalia

Airbnbs in Agios Nikolaos
(Courtesy Cozy Home).
  • Why you should stay: To discover the pretty and lesser-known Milatos beach while staying in a traditional villa without spending a fortune!
  • Location: Check out this gorgeous house in Milatos, a largely unspoiled and traditional village in Lasithi featuring both an inland area and a beach region.
  • Good to know: 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 has a small fishing harbor with fish tavernas and several pebble beaches and secluded coves.
  • Facilities: The house is minutes from Milatos Beach and offers air-conditioned accommodations with balconies overlooking the Cretan Sea and the mountains. Units feature fully equipped kitchenettes and a seating area.

The Sand Villas

Airbnbs in Agios Nikolaos
(Courtesy of the property).
  • 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?
  • Facilities: The place features a sauna and a hot tub, as well as air-conditioned accommodations in Agios Nikolaos. This beachfront property offers free private parking, a year-round outdoor pool, and a barbecue. The villa provides guests with a terrace, sea views, a seating area, satellite flat-screen TV, a fully equipped kitchen with a dishwasher and an oven, and a private bathroom.

Anemone Seaside Traditional Homes – Maisonette

Airbnbs in Agios Nikolaos
(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.
  • Location: This complex is located about 11 km from Agios Nikolaos, close to the beautiful Kalo Horio over the crystal clear water beach of Istron.
  • Facilities: The host features several apartments on a hill slope above the main road, in a quiet and peaceful environment with breathtaking panoramic views of 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.
  • Details: 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.
  • Good to know: There’s also an individual veranda to spend pleasant evenings dining under the stars.

Studio Marika

Airbnbs in Agios Nikolaos
Courtesy Studio Marika.
  • Why you should stay: Because If you are good on foot, everything can be done without a car!
  • Location: This apartment is less than 1 km from Lake Voulismeni and a 7-minute walk from the Archaeological Museum of Agios Nikolaos. Popular points of interest near Studio Marika include Ammoudi Beach, Ammos Beach, and Almiros Beach.
  • Facilities: The apartment has 1 bedroom, a flat-screen TV, and a fully equipped kitchenette that provides guests with a microwave, a fridge, a washing machine, and a toaster.

Sea View Apartments

Airbnbs in Agios Nikolaos
(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!
  • Location: 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.
  • Facilities: 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!

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).
  • Facilities: This wonderful apartment features modern furniture and 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.

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Naiades Almyros Beach Villa

Airbnbs in Agios Nikolaos
(Courtesy Naiades).
  • Why you should stay: To enjoy the simplicity of a top place where you will truly feel at home.
  • Location: This is an awesome holiday home in Agios Nikolaos next to Almyros Beach. Less than a kilometer from the center of Agios, this is a great place to stay when exploring Lasithi. There are several restaurants ad cafeterias just a few steps from the property!
  • Facilities: The property boasts a sauna and guests may enjoy Almiros River, mountain, sea, and scenic Agios Nikolaos views. The 2-bedroom property boasts a sauna in the master room, a comfortable sitting area, and a fully equipped kitchen.

Mirabello Sea House

Airbnbs in Agios Nikolaos
Courtesy: Mirabello Sea House.
  • Why you should stay: To enjoy a comfortable home only steps from the sea!
  • Location: The house is a 12-minute walk from the beach. Situated in Agios Nikolaos, fishing is available nearby the property. The house is only 1.3 km from Ammoudara Beach and 6 km from the center of Agios.
  • Facilities: Mirabello Sea House offers accommodation with air conditioning, a garden, and a terrace. There’s also free private parking. The holiday home features 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, bed linen, towels, a flat-screen TV, a dining area, a fully equipped kitchen, and a patio with garden views.

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Gabi Ancarola | The Tiny Book

Gabi Ancarola

I have lived in Chania, Crete, since 2016. As a local, I have an intimate knowledge of the island. I host culinary and concierge tours and experiences in Crete and write about the island for several travel media. During the last five years, I have helped many travelers plan the perfect holiday in Crete. I co-authored DK Eyewitness Top 10 Crete and had more glasses of frappe than any regular person could ever handle.

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