Happy Tuesday darlings! I am back with more travel stories to share about my time spent in Crete. In my previous post I spoke to you about my day trip to Agios Nikolaos, Elounda and the Spinalonga Island. Since I have so many photos to share, I decided that Agios Nikolaos deserved a separate post, so here we go. Agios Nikolaos meaning Saint Nicholas is a coastal town, located on the east of Heraklion which is the capital of Crete. Agios Nikolaos is best known for being a tourism town that serves as a hub to the twenty or so small villages and farms that make up that part of Lassithi. Its main tourist attractions include the small lagoon called the Lake Voulismeni where you will find traditional fishing boats, ducks, pigeons and many small cafés. There is also small beaches in the town, the tiny island Agioi Pantes, the archaeological museum and numerous fairs that take place in the area. This place became well know in the 1960’s when it was “discovered” by famous cinema directors such as Jules Dassin, Walt Disney, BBC producers and many others.
In the evening we came back to Agios Nikolaos after visiting Elounda and the Spinalonga Island, to have dinner at a restaurant that was recommended by a friend. The place is called Maistrali it is a family owned fish tavern located by the sea, serving traditional Cretan Greek cuisine. After dinner we walked around the town so that I could take a few more night shots of this place for my up and coming project #passionforgreece. Until next time, thank you for reading. xoxo ES