Agios Nikolaos in detail

Flights & getting there


The main bus station is about 1.5km north of the city centre. Buses serve Elounda, Kritsa, Iraklio and other destinations several times daily. Some buses also make stops around town, including on Akti Koundourou opposite the tourist office.

Check for the current schedule or to book tickets.

DestinationFare (€)DurationFrequency
Elounda1.9020minup to 14 daily
Ierapetra4.1045min-1hrup to 9 daily
Iraklio7.701½hrup to 22 daily
Kritsa1.8030minup to 6 daily
Sitia8.301½-2hrup to 6 daily


Car-hire agencies, including Club Cars, cluster along Akti Koundorou north of the harbour.


The most central taxi rank is behind the tourist office down by the lake. Typical fares are €14 for Elounda, €21 for Plaka, €14 for Kritsa and €20 for Ancient Lato. There are additional ranks on Plateia Venizelou and at the main bus station.


Cruises to Spinalonga Island, offered by Nostos Cruises, depart from the eastern harbourfront.