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Monuments and Points of Interest in A. Nikolaos

Check below archaeological sites, monuments, museums and any other culture landmarks that you will find in the city.

Spinalonga is a small island-fortress located at the northern entrance to Elounda bay, at a strategic point that secures control over the natural harbour of Elounda. An ancient fortification existed on the site of the fortress that can be seen today, for the protection of the port of the ancient town of Olous.

  • location Spina Longa, Mirampelo, Lasithi
  • type Fortifications
  • site condition/facilities Open-Well preserved

The church of Panagia Kera (the Virgin) is located on the road that connects Agios Nikolaos with Kritsa, 1 km before the village of Kritsa, and it is considered as one of the most remarkable Byzantine monuments on the island of Crete. 

  • location Kritsa, Mirampelo, Lasithi
  • type Church
  • site condition/facilities Open-Well preserved

Lato was one of the most important Doric city-states of Crete; its port was at Kamara, on the site of the present-day town of Agios Nikolaos. It was built on a mountainous spot, 3 kilometres north of the village of Kritsa, at the north-east foot of Mount Dikti. Its privileged, naturally secure location was considered ideal, since it facilitated the control of the pass from Central to Eastern Crete, the whole surrounding area and a large part of the bay of Mirambello

  • location Kritsa, Mirampelo, Lasithi
  • type Archaeological Site
  • site condition/facilities Open-Well preserved

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