Ariadne Beach Ag. Nikolaos

  • 300m to beach
  • 1200m to town centre
  • Sun terrace
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Low Deposit Options Available
  • Interest FREE Payment Plans
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Ariadne Beach Ag. Nikolaos in Agios Nikolaos has 139 rooms and distributed across 18 buildings. The hotel is located 300 m from the sandy beach. The closest city to the hotel is ... Continue reading

Ariadne Beach Ag. Nikolaos in Agios Nikolaos has 139 rooms and distributed across 18 buildings. The hotel is located 300 m from the sandy beach. The closest city to the hotel is Agios Nikolaos (1 km). To make your stay more comfortable a lounge, air conditioning, a reception and a lobby are available. The staff in this hotel speaks English, French and German. A fresh water swimming pool is available. Guests can unwind with a drink at the poolside bar. Sunshades and sunbeds are available for an additional fee at the beach and free of charge at the pool. The hotel is within easy reach of medical services, tourist information, bus stops, taxi stands, disco, city centre and bars and restaurants. Accessible from the hotel: airport HER (65). For your entertainment the hotel features a TV lounge. Vehicles may be parked in the parking lot.

Activities

  • Bicycle rental (additional charge)
  • Table tennis

Other facilities

  • Garden
  • Sun terrace
  • Terrace

Facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Car hire
  • Free WiFi
  • Packed lunches
  • Safety deposit box (Additional charge)
  • Shared lounge/TV area

Food and Drink

The breakfast type is Buffet and it is provided from 07:00 - 09:30. Guests are welcome to enjoy their meals at the restaurant. Evening drinks can be enjoyed at the lobby bar.

Other Information

Additional fees may apply for certain facilities, amenities or activities.

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 Ariadne Beach Ag. Nikolaos in Aghios Nikolaos easier for you, we provide a range of different payment options. To find out if you can book Ariadne Beach Ag. Nikolaos 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

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Watersports

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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 = £0.89

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

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A selection of available rooms is shown below. More options may be available.
  • Bungalow with Balcony and Side Sea View
    • Individually adjustable air conditioning
    • Satellite TV
    • Mini fridge
    • Balcony
    • Wi-fi
    • Hairdryer
    • Safe (fees may apply)
    • 220V power supply
    • Room size (sqm): 16
    • Number of bedrooms: 1
    • Bathroom: 1
    • Shower
    • Toiletries
    • Internet access
    • Direct dial telephone
    • TV
    • Radio
    • Fridge
    • Wake-up service
  • Double or Twin Room with Balcony
    • Balcony
    • Bathroom
    • Bathtub
    • Double Bed
    • Twin Bed
    • Hairdryer
    • Internet
    • Mini Fridge
    • Phone
    • Safe
    • Shower
    • TV
  • Economy Double or Twin Room with Balcony/Terrace
    • Additional Beds
    • Air-Conditioning
    • Baby Cot
    • Balcony
    • Bathroom
    • Bathtub
    • Double Bed
    • Twin Bed
    • Hairdryer
    • Internet
    • Mini Fridge
    • Phone
    • Safe
    • Shower
    • TV
  • One Bedroom Suite with Balcony/Terrace and Side Sea View
    • Additional Beds
    • Baby Cot
    • Balcony or Terrace
    • Bathroom
    • Bathtub
    • Double Bed
    • Twin Bed
    • Shower
  • Single Room with Balcony/Terrace
    • Air conditioning
    • Balcony/Terrace
    • Hair Dryer
    • Safe
    • Bathtub or Shower
    • TV
    • WC
    • Fridge
  • Superior Bungalow with Balcony/Terrace and Side Sea View
    • Mini fridge
    • Satellite TV
    • Room size (sqm): 20
    • Hairdryer
    • 220V power supply
    • Individually adjustable air conditioning
    • Individually adjustable heating
    • Wi-fi
    • Safe (fees may apply)
    • Balcony
    • Number of bedrooms: 1
    • Bathroom: 1
    • Shower
    • Toiletries
    • Internet access
    • Direct dial telephone
    • TV
    • Radio
    • Fridge
    • Wake-up service
  • Superior Bungalow with Side Sea View
    • Additional Beds
    • Air-Conditioning
    • Baby Cot
    • Bathroom
    • Bathtub
    • Double Bed
    • Twin Bed
    • Hairdryer
    • Internet
    • Mini Fridge
    • Phone
    • Safe
    • Shower
    • TV

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Hi there are no hairdryers or kettle mentioned in the room facilities
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