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Agios Nikolaos Tours

Agios Nikolaos
Spread across three hills overlooking the crescent-shaped Mirabello Bay, Agios Nikolaos is a picturesque and cosmopolitan seaside resort. By day, visitors flock to the beaches, while at night, patrons fill chic waterfront restaurants and bars in the harbor and Voulismeni Lake—connected to the harbor via a narrow channel.
The Basics
Agios Nikolaos’ lively yet low-key atmosphere appeals to many visitors that use the town as a base while in Crete. During the day, most vacationers head off on foot to one of the town’s beaches. The small stretches of Ammos and Kytroplatia are conveniently located in town, but tend to fill up quicker than Ammoudi, Havania, and Almyros, situated to the north and south of town. Come evening, join local Greek families strolling along the waterfront before enjoying dinner at a lakeside restaurant.
Some visitors combine a visit to Agios Nikolaos with a trip to Santorini’s volcano and a dip at the natural hot springs in Palea Kameni Island.
Things to Know Before You Go
  • Agios Nikolaos is a must for beach lovers and souvenir shoppers, with lots of artisanal crafts for sale in the town’s boutiques.
  • Rent sun loungers and umbrellas at any of the town’s beaches.
  • While some hotels, restaurants, and streets in Agios Nikolaos are accessible, other parts of town present a challenge to wheelchair users with steep curbs, stepped entrances, and uneven surfaces making navigation difficult.
How to Get There
Take a KTEL regular or express bus from Heraklion to reach Agios Nikolaos, a journey of about 39 miles (63 kilometers). Bus schedules change according to season, so be sure to check ahead before your departure.
When to Get There
Agios Nikolaos is at its buzziest during the summer months. However, its beaches (especially those in town) and waterfront terraces can be chockablock at this time. If you visit in winter, you’ll still find many of the shops and restaurants open, and the streets uncrowded, though the water will probably be too cold for swimming and many tour operators will not be running excursions.
Day Trips from Agios Nikolaos
Agios Nikolaos is well-placed, with lots of other little villages, beaches, and islands within easy reach. A short drive north is Elounda, an upscale coastal resort with an attractive harbor, where boats depart to Spinalonga, an uninhabited island that’s home to an abandoned Venetian fortress and leper colony. Also within easy reach is the whitewashed village of Kritsa—known for its traditional crafts, including weaving and embroidery—in the foothills of the Dikti Mountains.

Address: Agios Nikolaos, Crete, Greece, Greece
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Spinalonga Island - Ag Nikolaus - Elounda Bay - Private Tour.

Spinalonga Island - Ag Nikolaus - Elounda Bay - Private Tour.

This Tour gives you the opportunity to visit on your own way so many places in one day that if not with a local guide it would be impossible to visit and find.We visit Monasteries, Churches, Agios Nikolaus City, Spinalonga Island, Krasi village where the oldest Platanus tree in Crete it's found, we have a traditional Cretan Lunch in the traditional village of Mochos where we visit a few beautiful churches, and in the end if we have time we can visit the fishing village of Sisi where we go for a walk on the Palm Bay. ACACIA TOURS MHTE1039e60000115201
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  • Free Cancellation
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