St Nicolas Bay Resort Hotel & Villas

  • 60km to Heraklion Airport N. Kazantzakis (HER)
  • Beachbased
  • Low Deposit Options Available
  • Interest FREE Payment Plans
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957 reviews

This is a wonderful, upscale getaway which blends all the amenities and attentive service of a resort with the intimacy and unique aesthetics of a boutique hotel. This charming, ... Continue reading

This is a wonderful, upscale getaway which blends all the amenities and attentive service of a resort with the intimacy and unique aesthetics of a boutique hotel. This charming, family-friendly hotel features extensive gardens with green lawns, olive trees and roses gently swaying over the stone paths connecting the different areas of the resort. It offers guests an ambiance of seclusion and has discreetly situated suites nestled amongst the green foliage, with spacious private terraces and private pools with panoramic sea views. Renovated in 2010, the hotel comprises a total of 113 accommodation units, including 17 suites and 17 junior suites. Facilities on offer to guests at this air-conditioned establishment include a lobby area with a 24-hour reception and check-out service, a hotel safe, a currency exchange facility, a cloakroom and a newspaper stand. There is a games room, an art gallery and boutique, a home cinema TV lounge and a kids' club for the younger guests. A cafe, 3 bars/lounges and 3 restaurants are also on site. Guests will appreciate the conference facilities and wireless Internet access. They can also take advantage of the room and laundry services and there is parking available for those arriving by car. It is also possible to hire bicycles on the premises. Guests at the resort will enjoy a high level of service and unsurpassed culinary creativity in the property's restaurants and bars, including 2 main restaurants and 3 à la carte restaurants. The innovative cuisine of Crete uses the finest local fresh ingredients, prepared in an inspiring variety of ways using virgin olive oil.
Facilities and services
24-hour reception
Laundry service (*)
Gym
Cloakroom
Air conditioning in public areas
Car park
Mobile phone coverage (*)
Bicycle storage
Sun terrace
Room service (*)
Medical service (*)
Currency exchange facilities
Wired Internet
Hotel safe
Shop
Garden
Bicycle hire service (*)
* Some services at an extra charge.
Room facilities / fittings (standard room)
Double bed
Terrace
Shower
Hairdryer
Minibar (*)
Direct dial telephone
Individually adjustable air conditioning
Balcony
Bathroom
Bathtub
Internet access
TV
Safe
Individually adjustable heating
* Some services at an extra charge.
Building information
Year of construction 1990
Year of most recent renovation 2010
Number of floors (main building) 12
Total number of rooms 113
Single rooms 8
Double rooms 46
Junior suites 17
Suites 17
Studios 17
Bungalows 17
Villas 6
Location
City centre 1500 m
Bus/Train station 500 m
Nearest Bus / Metro Stop 70000 m
Beach
heraklio airport (HERA) 69 km

Facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bridal suite
  • Car hire
  • Chapel/shrine
  • Family rooms
  • Free WiFi
  • Gift shop
  • Newspapers
  • Non smoking rooms
  • Room service
  • Safety deposit box
  • Shops (on site)
  • Shuttle service (surcharge)
  • VIP room facilities

Other facilities

  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Private Pool
  • Terrace

Price Overview

The prices shown below show the cheapest holiday offers for the St Nicolas Bay Resort Hotel & Villas in Aghios Nikolaos. Please use the price links to see all holiday deals available for that month.

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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 Resort Hotel & Villas in Aghios Nikolaos easier for you, we provide a range of different payment options. To find out if you can book St Nicolas Bay Resort Hotel & Villas 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 = £0.81

This week's weather forecast

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Hotel address : Thessi Nissi P.O. Box 47, Gr-72100 Aghios Nikolaos , Crete, Greece Tel. +30 28410 90200, Aghios Nikolaos, Crete, Greek Islands, 72100

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