The port of Agios Nikolaos is located at the very heart of the city. It follows the coastline of the capital of the municipality and is surrounded by cafeterias, shops with souvenirs and local products and various hotels and apartments. The port is actually a harbour (about 200m in length) near the larger ports of Greece and Turkey and a favourite destination for cruise liners in the south-eastern Mediterranean available for docking throughout the year.
It is located just 50 minutes from Heraklion International Airport, near various convention and exhibition venues. There is a daily, regular bus service to the nearby villages of the municipality.
Apart from local buses, visitors can make use of small or larger boats to explore hidden spots of the area or visit nearby resorts. Spinalonga island, a famous tourist destination, is just an hour away by boat.