Lato Hotel

  • 65Km from Heraklion (HER) Airport
  • 0.5Km to town centre
  • Sun terrace
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Low Deposit Options Available
  • Interest FREE Payment Plans
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The Lato Hotel rests in the picturesque location of Ammoudi overlooking the beautiful Mirabello bay near the town of Agios Nikolaos on the island paradise of Crete. Surrounded by ... Continue reading

The Lato Hotel rests in the picturesque location of Ammoudi overlooking the beautiful Mirabello bay near the town of Agios Nikolaos on the island paradise of Crete. Surrounded by luscious manicure lawns and tilting palm trees, this 2 Star vacation retreat is an ideal spot for couples and families offering 37 furnished guestrooms within an attractive garden setting, and excellent service given by the friendly staff. Guests to the Lato Hotel city can visit nearby Agios Nikolaos town only 15 minutes away, with its unique “bottomless lake”, and museum, the harbour, and lively cosmopolitan nights!

Activities

  • Bicycle rental (additional charge)
  • Children's playground
  • Library

Other facilities

  • 24hr Reception
  • BBQ facilities
  • Car hire
  • Currency exchange
  • Daily maid service
  • Fax/photocopying
  • Garden
  • Luggage storage
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Sun terrace

Facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Free WiFi
  • Safety deposit box

Food and Drink

The Lato Hotel has a delightful pool bar area serving a variety of drinks and snacks daily. Happy hour is on every daily basis, and Cretan nights with barbeque and live band are available depending on fullness of the hotel.

Accommodation

Room facilities

The Lato Hotel feature 37 standard rooms tastefully decorated either with sea view or inland view. Recently fully renovated, the rooms provide everything needed for a relaxing stay. Rooms are singles, twins (with 2 beds or a double bed) and triples ( with 3 beds or an extra bed). All rooms have air conditioning, hair dryer, mini fridge, TV, free Wi-Fi Internet access, telephone, double glazed windows, and a kettle.

Other Information

Famous attractions include the archaeological sites at Knossos, Phaistos, Gortys. However, many other places, such as the Venetian castle in Rethymno, the Samaria Gorge and many other minor gorges (Agia Irini, Aradena, etc), are also of interest.

From 1st January 2018 the Greek government will apply a tourist tax on everyone staying overnight in hotels and apartments in Greece. The tax will vary depending on star rating but will be up to €4 per room per night and will be payable locally on check in. Please note that Medhotel's own rating may differ from the official rating which is the basis for calculating tax.

24-hour reception, currency exchange, safe deposit box for hire, help with organized excursions or city tours, Wi-Fi zone in the hotel.

Payment Options

Payment options accepted:

We do not charge a fee to our customers to use a credit or debit card.

To make booking a holiday at Lato Hotel in Aghios Nikolaos easier for you, we provide a range of different payment options. To find out if you can book Lato Hotel with a low deposit holiday option, please click the "Price and Availability" button above.

Agios Nikolaos (or Áyios Nikólaos), about 43 miles (69km) east of Heraklion, was formerly known as a holiday destination for package-tour groups but is now a cosmopolitan resort with high standards of harbour-side café-bars and top quality restaurants. The night clubs and karaoke bars are a thing of the past in this relaxed, yet busy, town.

Ideal for couples of all ages, Agios Nikolaos is an excellent base from which to explore the eastern part of the island while on holiday. The town itself does not boast any major historical or archaeological sites, but it does have one major curiosity: the deep pool in the environs of the harbour, called Lake Voulismeni, has many tales and legends attached to it, and was once believed to be bottomless.

Ágios Nikólaos also has a fine Archaeological Museum, worth visiting while on holiday for its growing collection of Minoan artefacts. The museum houses finds from the cemetery of Aghia Photia, dating back to 2300 BC, including more than 1,500 vases. Besides all the Minoan finds the museum also has the skull of a young Roman athlete wearing a gold olive-leaf wreath, dated to the 1st century AD.

Many visitors on holiday in Ágios Nikólaos take the excursions to the fortified islet of Spinalónga to see the ruins of, and hear the fascinating story of what became the last leper colony in Europe.

Resort Rating

Scenery

Shopping

Family

Watersports

Young

Cost

Nightlife

Sightseeing

Beach

Restaurants

Activities

The area around the Agios Nikolaos resort is ideal for hiking, and the coastline lends itself to the pursuit of all kinds of watersports to appeal to just about every kind of holiday visitor. Almyros Beach, a 20-minute walk from town, is pleasant and sandy, and there are a number of pebble beaches to choose from on windy days. The various hotels in the resort have swimming pools, basketball, volleyball and tennis courts. The town council organises a programme of cultural events each summer season.

Restaurants

The Agios Nikolaos lake area is full of tourist-orientated tavernas that charge more for the location than the quality of the food. Aggressive waiters will often try to pull you into the restaurants on the lake and firm 'No' is often required. 9 Muses, Psaraki and Knossos Taverna are consistently good. For meze (small dishes of different foods) Xryssofilo (Kitroplatia) is hard to beat. For northern European variety try Obelix, a Dutch run restaurant near Ammoudi beach.

Nightlife

Ágios Nikólaos used to be famous for its bar culture when thousands of holidaymakers would flock here every year for a good party. Today, it still maintains a few 'touristy' bars serving up the traditional mix of 80s disco music, and a couple of British-style pubs and sports bars. The more modern and relaxed café bars on the south side of the harbour tend to attract more customers nowadays and are popular with the locals as well as tourists.

Shopping

Good clothing and shoe shops, as well as high-quality jewellery stores are available in Agios Nikolaos and holidaymakers won't be disappointed. The street market (Wednesdays from 7am to 12pm) is a good place to rummage with the locals for clothes and bargains. The top end of the market is a great place to buy traditional foodstuffs and local thyme honey, herbs, fruit and vegetables.

Negatives

Restaurants and tavernas down by the harbour tend to be pricy and party animals will be disappointed with the limited nightlife options in Agios Nikolaos.

Essential Information

Time Zone

Plug Type

Voltage 220V 50Hz
Language: Greek,
Currency: Euro (€)
€1 = £0.90

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Hotel address : Ammoudiou, Aghios Nikolaos, Crete, Greek Islands, 72100

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A selection of available rooms is shown below. More options may be available.
  • Double Room with Balcony/Terrace and Garden View
    • Additional Beds
    • Air-Conditioning
    • Baby Cot
    • Balcony
    • Bathroom
    • Double Bed
    • Twin Bed
    • Hairdryer
    • Internet
    • Mini Fridge (free of charge)
    • Phone
    • Shower
    • Terrace
    • TV
  • Double Room with Balcony/Terrace and Land View
    • Air conditioning
    • Balcony/Terrace
    • Bathtub or Shower
    • TV
    • WC
    • Fridge
  • Double or Twin Room with Balcony/Terrace
    • Air-Conditioning
    • Balcony
    • Bathroom
    • Double Bed
    • Twin Bed
    • Hairdryer
    • Internet
    • Mini Fridge (free of charge)
    • Phone
    • Shower
    • Terrace
    • TV
  • Double or Twin Room with Land View
    • Air conditioning
    • Safe
    • Wireless internet connection
    • Mini-refrigerator
    • Telephone
    • TV
    • Kettle
  • Single Room with Balcony/Terrace
    • Air conditioning
    • Balcony/Terrace
    • Bathtub or Shower
    • TV
    • WC
    • Fridge

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