When was the historic city of Agios Nikolaos in Crete first settled?
Agios Nikolaos, Hagios Nikolaos or Aghios Nikolaos is a coastal town on the Greek island of Crete. Agios Nikolaos was settled in the late Bronze Age by Dorian occupants. The Dorians were one of the four major ethnic groups into which the Hellenes (or Greeks) of Classical Greece divided themselves.
Agios Nikolaos is accessible from the mainland and the whole of Europe through Heraklion International Airport, and the many daily ferry services in Heraklion 64 kilometres (40 mi).
Agios Nikolaos is probably best known as a tourist town that serves as a hub to the twenty or so small villages and farms that make up that part of Lassithi. Tourist attractions include the small lagoon Lake Voulismeni, small beaches in the town, the tiny island of Agioi Pantes, the archaeological museum, the local flora exhibition “Iris” and numerous fairs.