Agios Nikolaos Crete, Greece

Transportation guide for Agios Nikolaos

Getting to Agios Nikolaos

By airplane

There are two flights per week from Athens to Sitia airport (flight duration is 85 minutes) operated by Olympic Airlines. The airport is situated 2km from the town of Sitia away. You can also use the Heraklion airport and then take a taxi to Sitia, Agios Nikolaos, Elounda or Ierapetra. You can book your air tickets to Sitia or Heraklion directly through our website . From Heraklion airport you can also take the local bus serving the route Heraklion to Agios Nikolaos, Ierapetra, Sitia or Oropedio Lassithiou. This route is 1,5h to 4,5h long and will cost you from 4,5 euros to 12 euros depending on your final destination. If your final destination is Elounda, you will have to reach Sitia or Agios Nikolaos first and then take another bus to Elounda.

By ferry

There are 3 scheduled itineraries per week from Piraeus port to Agios Nikolaos and Sitia ports during the summer. The route takes 12h to Agios Nikolaos and 14h to Sitia. Agios Nikolaos and Sitia ports are also connected with Santorini and Milos islands. You can book your ferry tickets toAgios Nikolaos and Sitia from our website From these ports you can also take a taxi or the local bus to your final destination.

Getting around the prefecture of Lassithi

By bus

Public buses serve the whole island of Crete, even the small villages. The buses (called KTEL) are cheap and the routes are rather frequent especially during the summer time when the itineraries increase.

By car

The car is the best way to explore the beauty of the island of Crete and see places which are difficult to explore by bus. You can easily, quickly and cheaply rent a car through our website

By boat

There are many boats, actually caiques that depart from Elounda, Sitia, Ierapetra and Agios Nikolaos and offer day trips to smallagios nikolaos boat islands that are just minutes away from the main island of Crete, to secluded and idyllic beaches or even to other Greek islands like Santorini.

By taxi

Taxis from Sitia, Ierapetra, Agios Nikolaos or Elounda will take you at any place on the island, as everything can be accessed within a days' trip. The cost is reasonable, especially if you share the taxi with one or more people.

Here are some indicative taxi prices from/to various places in Lassithi prefecture to/ from Heraklion airport/port.

  • Sissi: 45,00 Euros
  • Agios Nikolaos: 60,00 Euros
  • Elounda: 75,00 Euros
  • Istron Bay: 75,00 Euros
  • Ierapetra: 90,00 Euros
  • Sitia: 125,00 Euros

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