Agios Nikolaos is located 65 km east of the city of Heraklion. Agios Nikolaos dominates the beautiful bay of Merabellos, on the northeastern coast of Lassithi in East Crete. Agios Nikolaos has a population of 10,000 and, despite its small size, is one of the largest cities in the Prefecture of Lasithi, the most eastern prefecture in Crete. Τhe city has been transformed into a picturesque tourist resort with its main pillars of development, beautiful beaches, tranquility and picturesque surroundings. A characteristic feature of Ayios Nikolaos is Lake “Voulismeni” (sunken), a small Lagoon located in the center of the city.