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Agios Nikolaos by ferry
In the following lines, we have prepared a small user guide that will help passengers to travel to Agios Nikolaos as easily and pleasantly as possible.
Find useful information on how to get to Agios Nikolaos by ferry, local public transportation options to reach your overnight hotel, port addresses and embarkation offices, ferry schedules and prices, and real-time departures and arrivals.
Agios Nikolaos by ferry is the best option you have and it can be a very nice and exciting experience and especially if you are doing some island-hopping too. Greek islanders are seasoned ferry experts and they prefer to travel by ferry because of the convenience and flexibility it affords!
There is a choice of Regular Ferries that are running frequently with stops along the way. Cars are allowed on most ferries, for an additional fee and children usually travel for half price!
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Notice: Each year and depending on the period, there may be more or fewer connections to Agios Nikolaos. The biggest shipping companies (ferry operators) announce the new ferry schedules by the end of March and the rest of them by April-June each year!
Schedules & prices for Agios Nikolaos
With the developed "Easy-Way" system of go-ferry.com, you can make the most reliable and flexible online booking of your ferry ticket!
We will connect you to the booking systems of most ferry operators and will show you:
- Direct itineraries with schedules to Agios Nikolaos
- Alternative routes to Agios Nikolaos
- Ferry prices
- Prices for Adults, children, and babies
- Prices for all vehicle sizes
- Trailer prices
- Ticket offers*
- Early booking discount*
With all these options we offer, you can be sure that you will find the best deal for the ferry ticket to Agios Nikolaos at a price that will suit your budget.
Agios Nikolaos ferry tickets
Arrange your ferry ticket in advance.
If your final destination is Agios Nikolaos do not neglect to book your ferry tickets early enough to avoid last-minute surprises! We are sure that you do not want to ruin your vacation or change your destination because you will not find an itinerary available. How could you feel to be at the departure port and not be able to board the ferry to Agios Nikolaos because it is fully booked?
On this page page, we will mention some reasons that make it necessary to book your ferry tickets to your destination in advance!
Accommodation on the ferry to Agios Nikolaos
Book your ideal accommodation on the ferry to Agios Nikolaos and arrive fresh and rested to your destination! Comfortable armchairs, business class comfort seats, outside and inside cabins or economy deck chairs. There is a range of accommodation options to choose for a day or night ride to or from Agios Nikolaos port.
About Agios Nikolaos
Aghios Nikolaos (capital of the prefecture) is a small town with 8.000 inhabitants. The town is built on the ruins of ancient town Lato. The lake, which is the town's symbol, is 64 m deep.
Aghios Nikolaos port has boats travelling to and from Piraeus, as well as islands. It is also connected to Heraklion through a perfect road network and the route via asphalted roadways to other large cities of the prefecture is very comfortable.
The city is found built on the ruins of the ancient city of Latos as ancient inscriptions show. According to Mythology, the goddess Athena and the goddess Artemis preferred the city’s lake for their bath. In 1958, the archaeologist Professor N. Platon excavated Late Minoan and Hellenistic graves and brought to light female statuettes and a plethora of vessels which were dated to those periods.
During Venetian rule the Genouates built their fortress Mirabello, which the Turks demolished in 1647. The inhabitants of the area took part in all of the battles for liberation from the Turks and at Mount Mirabella of Saint Nicholas, D.Kotzias in 1827 managed to run a blockade against the Egyptian fleet and destroy their ships.
What to see in Agios Nikolaos
It is definitely worth visiting the remarkable Archaeological Museum of Aghios Nikolaos, located near the lake. You will have the chance to admire funerary gifts from Neolithic tombs (3,000 - 2,300 B.C.), many vessels dating back to the Minoan era, findings dating back to the Geometric and Archaic period and, finally, funerary gifts found in Roman tombs.
The Folklore museum houses exhibits associated with the life of the Cretan people in modern times. You will have the chance to observe local costumes, weapons, coins, loom-woven fabrics and embroideries, books, etc.
The Byzantine chapel of Panaghia, located near the Aghia triada cathedral, ant the one dedicated to Aghios Nikolaos (with magnificent frescos dating back to the 14th century) are worth a visit.
You can also visit the church of Aghia Aikaterini, where you will have the chance to admire works of ecclesiastical art as well as rare ecclesiastical relics. Medieval religious icons made by painter Michael Damaskinos, considered real masterpieces, are exhibited here.