Incredible Aghios Nikolaos holidays 2020
Set on the northeast coast of the island of Crete, Aghios Nikolaos is a little Greek town with a lot of character. Packed with picturesque beaches, historical sites, and lakeside restaurants, couples and families alike can escape to this scenic retreat near Heraklion. Whether you’re soaking up the sun on Almyros Beach, enjoying a romantic meal beside Lake Voulismeni, or taking a boat trip to the island of Spinalonga, it’s easy to see why holidays in Aghios Nikolaos are so popular.
Why book Aghios Nikolaos holidays
Lush natural wonders
Stroll around the gorgeous Lake Voulismeni, at the town centre
Cultural hotspot not to miss
Take a long walk down the Port Area for the gorgeous views & stop for a spot of lunch
Discover the best beaches
We love Kitroplateia Beach and nearby Voulisma Beach
Top attractions to visit
Europa Statue & Horn of Amalthea
Sample the local food
Visit the Cretan Oil Farm for fun cooking lessons
Sample the cafe culture
Watch the world go by with a frappe in the sun in one of the many outdoor cafés
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Your guide to Aghios Nikolaos holidays
This former fishing village in Mirabello Bay may have little in the way of big-scale attractions, but Aghios Nikolaos still has plenty to please. The golden beaches are a highlight of this coastal resort, whether you’re sunbathing or trying a new watersport on EOT Beach. Picturesque Lake Voulismeni, a true jewel of Crete, is at the heart of this resort, along with a whole host of bars and tavernas to visit. The marina in Aghios Nikolaos is also a busy spot with locals and tourists alike – head over there and hunt for a bargain.
Nearby Elounda is a celebrity hotspot, attracting a range of stars with its' deluxe hotel complexes, chic spa's, and stunning views over Mirabella Bay and Spinalonga - made famous through Victoria Hislop's book "The Island". Pop over for a day of pampering or incorporate Elounda into a trip to the famous islet.
For more urban attractions, Heraklion is only a taxi-ride away, so why not venture out and explore the Palace of Knossos, or take the kids on a fun day out at Watercity? Aghios Nikolaos is a great base to explore all the best Crete has to offer.
You’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to beaches in Aghios Nikolaos, and almost all of them are Blue Flag-awarded. Picturesque Almyros Beach is one of the most popular in Crete – its golden sand and clear blue waters will appeal to all kinds of beach-lovers on holiday in Crete – while families and thrill-seekers alike will love the watersports on offer down at EOT Beach. The small sand-and-shingle Kitroplatia Beach is in the heart of Aghios Nikolaos, so there’s plenty of shops, bars and more nearby. You’ll find Ammos Beach close by to the marina, and a little further out from the resort, you’ll find the scenic shores of Havania on the way to Elounda.
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