Istron Bay Hotel

  • 25m to beach
  • 800m to town centre
  • Sun terrace
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Low Deposit Options Available
  • Interest FREE Payment Plans
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Welcome to the Istron Bay Hotel in Istron (kalo Chorio). The hotel is located 25 m from the sandy beach. To make your stay more comfortable a hairdresser, a kiosk, an elevator, ... Continue reading

Welcome to the Istron Bay Hotel in Istron (kalo Chorio). The hotel is located 25 m from the sandy beach. To make your stay more comfortable a hairdresser, a kiosk, an elevator, shops, a conference room, a reception, a lobby, a mini market and air conditioning are available. An entertainment program suited for children and a playground are available for young guests. Mobility on holiday is made easy through bike and car rental. The staff in this hotel speaks Russian, French and German. The hotel features a swimming pool. Sunshades and sunbeds are available free of charge at the beach and at the pool. The hotel is within easy reach of tourist information and city centre. Distance from the hotel to: airport HER (50 km). Vehicles may be parked in the parking lot.
*The Hotel has a SPA, car hire, Jewelry shop, Watersports (payable locally).

Activities

  • Bicycle rental (additional charge)
  • Billiards
  • Canoeing (Additional charge)
  • Children's playground
  • Cycling
  • Diving (Additional charge)
  • Fishing (Additional charge)
  • Hiking
  • Snorkelling
  • Table tennis
  • Tennis court (Additional charge)
  • Water sport facilities (on site) (Additional charge)
  • Windsurfing (Additional charge)

Other facilities

  • Garden
  • Sun terrace

Facilities

  • Barber/beauty shop
  • Car hire
  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Heating
  • Lift
  • Newspapers (Additional charge)
  • Non smoking rooms
  • Packed lunches
  • Room service
  • Safety deposit box (Additional charge)
  • Shops (on site)
  • VIP room facilities

Food and Drink

The hotel has 4 restaurants.

Other Information

The following payments are accepted: Euro/Master Card and Visa Card. 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 Istron Bay Hotel in Aghios Nikolaos easier for you, we provide a range of different payment options. To find out if you can book Istron Bay Hotel 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.

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Scenery

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Watersports

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Nightlife

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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 : Agios Nikolaos, Crete, Aghios Nikolaos, Crete, Greek Islands, 72100

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    • Air conditioning
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    • Hair Dryer
    • Safe
    • Wireless internet connection
    • Satellite TV
    • Bathtub or Shower
    • Telephone
    • WC
    • Fridge
  • Apartment with Balcony/Terrace and Sea View
    • Air-Conditioning (2Individual)
    • Baby Cot (1free of charge)
    • Balcony or Terrace
    • Bathroom
    • Bathtub
    • Single Bed
    • Twin Bed
    • Hairdryer
    • Mini Bar
    • No.Bathrooms: 1
    • Phone
    • Radio
    • Safe (2extra fee)
    • TV (1SAT TV)
  • Bungalow with Balcony/Terrace
    • Air conditioning
    • Balcony/Terrace
    • Safe
    • Baby Cot
    • TV
    • Fridge
  • Bungalow with Balcony/Terrace and Sea View
    • Additional Beds
    • Air-Conditioning (2Individual)
    • Baby Cot (1free of charge)
    • Balcony or Terrace
    • Bathroom
    • Bathtub
    • Single Bed
    • Twin Bed
    • Hairdryer
    • Mini Bar
    • No.Bathrooms: 1
    • Phone
    • Radio
    • Safe (2extra fee)
    • TV (1SAT TV)
  • Double Room with Balcony/Terrace and Side Sea View
    • Air conditioning
    • Balcony/Terrace
    • Hair Dryer
    • Safe
    • Wireless internet connection
    • Satellite TV
    • Bathtub or Shower
    • Telephone
    • WC
    • Fridge
  • Double or Twin Room with Balcony/Terrace and Sea View
    • Air-Conditioning (2Individual)
    • Baby Cot (1free of charge)
    • Balcony or Terrace
    • Bathroom
    • Bathtub
    • Single Bed
    • Twin Bed
    • Hairdryer
    • Mini Bar
    • No.Bathrooms: 1
    • Phone
    • Radio
    • Safe (2extra fee)
    • TV (1SAT TV)
  • Economy Double or Twin Room with Balcony/Terrace
    • Air conditioning
    • Balcony/Terrace
    • Hair Dryer
    • Safe
    • Wireless internet connection
    • Satellite TV
    • Bathtub or Shower
    • Telephone
    • WC
    • Fridge
  • Family Room with Balcony/Terrace
    • Air conditioning
    • Balcony/Terrace
    • Safe
    • Baby Cot
    • TV
    • Fridge
  • Family Room with Balcony/Terrace and Sea View
    • Additional Beds
    • Air-Conditioning (2Individual)
    • Baby Cot (1free of charge)
    • Balcony or Terrace
    • Bathroom
    • Bathtub
    • Single Bed
    • Twin Bed
    • Hairdryer
    • Mini Bar
    • No.Bathrooms: 1
    • Phone
    • Radio
    • Safe (2extra fee)
    • TV (1SAT TV)
  • Single Room with Balcony/Terrace and Sea View
    • Air conditioning
    • Balcony/Terrace
    • Hair Dryer
    • Safe
    • Wireless internet connection
    • Satellite TV
    • Bathtub or Shower
    • Telephone
    • WC
    • Fridge
  • Superior Double Room with Balcony/Terrace
    • Air conditioning
    • Balcony/Terrace
    • Safe
    • Baby Cot
    • TV
    • Fridge
  • Superior Double Room with Balcony/Terrace and Sea View
    • Air conditioning
    • Balcony/Terrace
    • Hair Dryer
    • Safe
    • Wireless internet connection
    • Satellite TV
    • Bathtub or Shower
    • Telephone
    • WC
    • Fridge
  • Superior Double or Twin Room with Balcony/Terrace and Sea View
    • Additional Beds
    • Air-Conditioning (2Individual)
    • Baby Cot (1free of charge)
    • Balcony or Terrace
    • Bathroom
    • Bathtub
    • Single Bed
    • Twin Bed
    • Hairdryer
    • Mini Bar
    • No.Bathrooms: 1
    • Phone
    • Radio
    • Safe (2extra fee)
    • TV (1SAT TV)

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