Most Convenient and Pretty Airbnbs in Agios Nikolaos

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 winters and settle here for longer terms. One of the first things to choose when planning your holiday in the area is your accommodation. Choosing Agios Nikolaos is a great idea to explore the region of Lasithi. Going for a home rental is a great way to save some money while enjoying the comfortable perks of feeling home away from home. In this article, I present some of the most beautiful Airbnbs in Agios Nikolaos for you to discover the beautiful East coast of Crete.

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Boat Cruise to Balos Lagoon & Gramvousa from Kissamos Port (Bestselling tour from US$ 29.65).
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From Ierapetra: Boat Cruise to Chrissi Island (From US$ 27.25).
Day Trip to Elafonisi Island from Chania (From US$ 41).
Knossos Palace: Pre-Booked E-Ticket & Smartphone Audio Tour (Check Knossos at your own pace, from US$ 19.34).
Spinalonga Boat Trip from Elounda Port (From US$ 14.50).

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Top Airbnbs to rent in Agios Nikolaos, Crete

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

The Splash, Agios Nikolaos Town

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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.

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Minimum stay: 3 Nights
  • Pets allowed: No

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.

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.

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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.

>> Check all the things to do in Agios Nikolaos and the fantastic beaches in the area, Ammoudi included!

Seaside Studio Lato 1, just opposite Lake Voulismeni

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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?

  • Sleeps: 3
  • Minimum stay: 2 Nights
  • Pets allowed: No

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.

Sea and Sky flat in Agios Nikolaos

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Why you should stay: To enjoy life the local way. The beautiful house has been recently renovated and the treehouse is a feature that kids of all ages will love!

  • Sleeps: 3
  • Minimum stay: 2 Nights
  • Pets allowed: No

Check Sea and Sky, a great Airbnb in Agios Nikolaos, and in a great location. Close to more than one beach and not far from the city center.

This home is in the heart of Agios Nikolaos, close to traditional restaurants and shops, and only a few minutes away from Voulismeni Lake.

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The kitchen is fully equipped, there’s a comfortable Queen bed and a sofa bed too. In the sitting area, you can also enjoy a beautiful fireplace, ideal if you stay during winter.

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

Airbnb Luxe: Mansion Villa at Daios Coves

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Why you should stay: Because everyone deserves, at least once in their lifetime, to experience the unique pleasures of Airbnb Luxe. This mansion villa is one of the best places to stay in the region, in one of the most fantastic seaside areas in Crete.

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Minimum stay: 5 Nights
  • Pets allowed: No

Don’t hesitate to check every picture of Mansion Villa at Daios on the Airbnb platform. You’ll be enchanted by one of the most exclusive Airbnbs close to Agios Nikolaos, besides, this property takes part in the Airbnb Luxe selection of homes.

Enjoy the pool, the views, and even your personal gym in one of the most stunning places to stay in Lasithi. This villa features every comfort you want for a truly unforgettable holiday. Unique open spaces with amazing views of the Mirabello Bay are there for you to just relax and enjoy your well-deserved vacation.

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The place features comfortable and super elegant furniture. Pristine and expertly designed, each Airbnb Luxe home includes luxury amenities, special services, and a dedicated trip designer among other things. A five-star experience in the comfort of a super elegant home. Could you ask for more?

>> This is probably one of the top Airbnbs in Agios Nikolaos.

Villa Avra in Elounda

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Why you should stay: Elounda is considered one of the most exclusive resorts in Crete, and this often translates into very expensive hotel rooms. Choosing this Airbnb you can experience life in this stunning seaside town without spending a fortune!

  • Sleeps: 6-8
  • Minimum stay: 6 Nights
  • Pets allowed: Yes

This is a top-rated villa with a wonderful pool in the exclusive resort of Elounda, just 15 minutes from Agios Nikolaos. Villa Avra and its guest house features 4 bedrooms and can host up to 8 travelers. It’s a great and comfortable place both for a short or a long term stay.

There are a fantastic private pool and a large outdoor space with a big dining table as well as barbecue facilities. There’re three villas for you to choose from and a fantastic shared garden. All villas feature a great view of the Mirabello Gulf.

Families with kids will be glad to hear that there are special bed for babies available at your request.

Villa Ourano, Voulisma Beach

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Why you should stay: Just a few kilometers from the center of Agios Nikolaos, the small villages of Istro features one of the top-rated beaches in Crete, Voulisma. Wouldn’t you love to stay in the area?

  • Sleeps: 5
  • Minimum stay: 1 Night
  • Pets allowed: Ask at the property

Villa Ourano, with its wonderful pool and fantastic sea view, is a top rental home just meters from the wonderful beaches in Istron.

This home features three comfortable bedrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, and a comfortable lounging area. The open spaces and garden with pool are ideal to spend your time or to have your dinner al fresco during your hot Summer nights in Crete. If you’re renting a car, you’ll love to know that the property features private parking space for your peace of mind.

Kamara Sunrise, Agios Nikolaos

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Why you should stay: To take advantage of every comfort

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Minimum stay: 3 Nights
  • Pets allowed: No
  • Kids not allowed.

This fantastic home is ideal to relax and escape the routine, as the host claims on the Airbnb platform! The flat, on the 3rd floor of an elegant building keeps the unique flair of the old architectonic style of Agios Nikolaos.

From the apartment, it’s possible to enjoy the views of the sea and the ancient city of Kamara, the seaport of Lato, one of the most stunning archaeological sites to check in the area.

The apartment is close to the beach, the port, the bus stop and it’s also near to several shops, restaurants, supermarkets, and car rental offices within a walking distance, so it’s really in a convenient area.

The kitchen is super comfy and well-equipped kitchen, featuring a coffee maker and all essentials for cooking. There’s even a washing machine for your needs, great when you’re discovering Crete on the road!

The large balcony has a side sea view and it’s a perfect spot for either a Greek iced coffee in the morning or a glass of wine in the evening.

Apartment by the beach in Agios Nikolaos

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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!

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Minimum stay: 5 Nights
  • Pets allowed: No

This beautiful flat is ideal to enjoy one of the best beaches in Agios Nikolaos, in fact, it’s located just steps from Ammoudi, one of the nicest sandy shores in the area facing the spectacular Mirabello Gulf, and one of the top and safest beaches for children in the area.

The apartment features and amazing sea view from the balcony and it has been recently renovated. The place is fully-equipped and you only need to walk for ten minutes to be right in the center of town.

Relux Agios Nikolaos

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Why you should stay: This rental home takes part in the Airbnb Plus program, therefore it features a unique comfort for a perfect stay in the region of Lasithi.

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Minimum stay: 2 Nights
  • Pets allowed: Yes

Once you’ve checked the reviews as well as the pictures of Relux it will be hard for you to even consider a stay in any other place. Your host, always available to cater to your needs, is easy to reach via SMS, as he explains on the platform.

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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.

Spacious Apartment in Agios Nikolaos

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

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Minimum stay: 3 Nights
  • Pets allowed: No

This is a roomy two-bedroom apartment with a fantastic backyard for you and your family to enjoy.

The fully renovated apartment is just 5 minutes from the fantastic Ammoudi Beach in Agios Nikolaos, close to the center, and just a few steps from Lake Voulismeni. In the area, there are supermarkets, shops, restaurants, and bars, this flat is really a stone’s throw away from everything.

It’s a great place for families or for friends. Located on the ground floor, the apartment occupies about 90 square meters. There is a great vintage styled kitchen while the bathroom has a fantastic hydro-massage column for total relaxation. In the backyard, you’ll find everything you need to prepare a barbecue!

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Hola! I’m Gabi. Welcome to The Tiny Book – Crete Travel Blog! I moved to Crete to explore the island all year round. I love taking pictures and driving on the mountain roads of Crete. I’m a beach freak and on this island I’ve found heaven on earth!

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