Transportation to Agios Nikolaos, Elounda and Spinalonga with Transporter Chania
Transporter Chania can serve your transportation needs to places like Agios Nikolaos, Elounda, and Spinalonga islet in east Crete. All these three places are located very close to one another, with Spinalonga islet being actually a part of Elounda village.
Agios Nikolaos is the capital of the prefecture of Lassithi, which covers the eastern part of the island of Crete. It is the smaller of the four big prefecture-capital cities on the north coast of Crete (the other three being Chania, Rethymno and Heraklion). And as in every destination in the island, big or small, your transportation to Agios Nikolaos (and also Elounda and Spinalonga, if you so like) starts with two words: Transporter Chania
Transportation to Agios Nikolaos, Elounda and Spinalonga – Meet the most picturesque city in east Crete
Agios Nikolaos was one of the first places in Crete to become popular with tourists, many decades ago. Even in older times, when transportation to the town (which is now a small city) was relatively difficult, travellers flocked to it.
The main charm of Agios Nikolaos has to do with its location: The city lays on the centre of the magnificent Mirabello bay (named after the beautiful view it provides), the biggest and arguably the most picturesque natural bay in Crete. The view from Agios Nikolaos to Mirabello bay is a treat for the eyes.
When the travellers first discovered Agios Nikolaos, the small fishing village of Elounda, located about 12 kilometres north of the city, was practically unknown. But things have changed drastically in recent decades, as we’ll see below, and now many travellers to Agios Nikolaos also arrange for their transportation to Elounda, too.
The small picturesque harbour of Agios Nikolaos is the centre of the activity in the city. The harbour is located on top of the so-called “Lake Voulismeni”, which is essentially a small (but deep) lagoon.
Agios Nikolaos is the ideal place to experience the traditional Cretan town feeling, and it draws many visitors from all over Europe and the world. Nowadays, your transportation to Agios Nikolaos provides you with much more options than some decades ago – and the same goes for Elounda and Spinalonga, too.
Transportation to Agios Nikolaos, Elounda and Spinalonga – The ugly duckling that became a beautiful swan
The small fishing village of Elounda, located north of Agios Nikolaos in a very picturesque part of Mirabello bay, used to be practically unknown until some decades ago. But its perfect location and natural settings have totally changed its remoteness.
Due to early travellers discovering the breathtaking view of Elounda (which included known personalities like the famous politician and repeatedly prime minister of Greece, Andreas Papandreou), the place became very popular, and the options you have of transportation to Elounda today can only be compared to that of Agios Nikolaos itself.
When you are in the area of Lassithi and Agios Nikolaos, it is a “must” to visit wonderful Elounda, even if you don’t stay in one of its hotels (some of which are among the most luxurious in Greece). And Transporter Chania can arrange for an easy, safe transportation to both Elounda and Agios Nikolaos.
A particularly interesting place to visit is the islet of Spinalonga in the north part of Elounda. You can get there by boat from the small fishing harbour in Plaka.
Spinalonga had a big Venetian fortress on top of it during the Venetian era of Crete. In the first half of the 20th century, the islet with the characteristic remains of the fortress served as a leper colony, one of the last of its kind in Greece. Exactly that period was the subject of Victoria Hislop’s best-selling book “The Island”, which was adapted as a Greek TV series some years ago which became extremely popular, bringing many more travellers to the islet, and extending the transportation options of Agios Nikolaos and Elounda to Spinalonga, too.
Agios Nikolaos, Elounda and Spinalonga are three of the most picturesque places to visit in Crete. And your transportation there with Transporter Chania can be part of the wonderful experience.
If you want to visit east Crete, we can take you there comfortably and safely, as is true with all the destinations that we serve. Just select Transporter Chania for your transportation to Agios Nikolaos, Elounda and Spinalonga, and sit back, relax, and let your mind fill with some of the best Crete has to offer.