Magnificent beaches can be found within the Mirabello bay and along the coasts of Lassithi, most of which are always among the candidates for the prize of purity and cleanliness by the respective European Committee, earning more and more "BLUE FLAGS" each year!
Beaches of eastern Crete are magnificent, with crystal water and a relaxing atmosphere. Most organized beaches in Lassithi area can be found on the northern coasts, while the southern side remains more secluded.
Agios Nikolaos has many beaches to offer, both in the town itself or its environs, 3-4 kilometres from the centre:
Ammoudi beach (city center)
Kitroplateia beach (city center)
Gargadoros beach (city center)
Almyros beach (1 km from city center)
Ammoudara beach (3 km from city center)
Havania beach (2 km from city center)
Elounda municipal beach (Elounda center)
Plaka beach (in Plaka)
Kalo Chorio & Ierapetra area:
Istron bay (13 km south of Aghios Nikolaos)
Voulisma beach (13 km south of Aghios Nikolaos)
Makrigialos (60 km south of Aghios Nikolaos)
Aghia Fotia beach (47 km south of Aghios Nikolaos)