St. Nicolas Bay Hotel

  • 60km to Heraklion Airport N. Kazantzakis (HER)
  • Beachbased
  • Low Deposit Options Available
  • Interest FREE Payment Plans
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With an enviable beach location this is such an elegant choice. Tastefully decorated to the highest standard, accommodation is spacious and luxurious, and most rooms benefit from ... Continue reading

With an enviable beach location this is such an elegant choice. Tastefully decorated to the highest standard, accommodation is spacious and luxurious, and most rooms benefit from having sea views. Dining and amenities are equally excellent - the Poseidon Spa is particularly wonderful - and the result is a stylish setting for a relaxing break.


  • main buffet restaurant
  • beach restaurant/bar
  • Asian and international à la carte restaurant
  • Greek restaurant
  • pool bar
  • lounge bar
  • three outdoor swimming pools
  • watersports centre at the beach with waterskiing, sailing, windsurfing, canoes and scuba-diving
  • gym
  • spa offering a wide range of beauty and relaxation packages and personalised fitness programmes
  • whirlpool
  • steam bath
  • sauna
  • massage and aromatherapy
  • indoor heated pool for spa guests' water treatments
  • table tennis
  • hotel-run kids' club (4-11yrs)
  • kids' pool
  • home cinema
  • kidsʼ menus
  • highchairs and cots available
  • pianist in bar (daily, except Mondays)
  • shops
  • art gallery
  • free Wi-Fi (selected areas)


Room facilities

107 bungalows and suites. Bungalows feature air conditioning, double or twin beds, satellite television, Wi-Fi, minibar, in-room safe, hairdryer and balcony or terrace with sea view. Junior suites with sea views, Family suites with separate living area and garden view, suites with living area, whirlpool and sea view and bungalows and suites with private pool and sea view are also available.

Price Overview

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Payment Options

Payment options accepted:

We do not charge a fee to our customers who use debit cards, but credit cards do incur a fee of 2.5% of the payment value.

To make booking a holiday at St. Nicolas Bay Hotel in Aghios Nikolaos easier for you, we provide a range of different payment options. To find out if you can book St. Nicolas Bay Hotel with a low deposit holiday option, please click the "Price and Availability" button above. Package holidays to St. Nicolas Bay Hotel are available from Thomas Cook .

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.

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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.


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.


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.


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.


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 = £0.81

This week's weather forecast

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