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Aghios Nicolaos, Messinia, Mani Greece - "Still Alive! - Romantic and Peaceful Greek Fishing Village"

Aghios Nicolaos (also spelt Agios Nikolaos) in Messinian Mani is perfect for couples and families alike. The beach of Pantazi is a flat 1km walk - there are bicycles to hire if you prefer or take the Beach Bus which travels through the village and around to nearby beaches and villages all day during the season. Beaches are anything from stony through to silky sand. Pantazi is gritty sand. One can also swim from the village itself from Vesuvios Taverna via a ladder. You don't need to partake of anything at the village restaurant, but after a swim, it is hard to resist! There are at least 6 other tavernas in the village, so you can have a change every evening. There is nothing much to do here except eat and watch the world go by.

Aghios is a living Greek village - its harbour full of fishing and pleasure boats. You can be sure of a good fish meal any evening. An internet cafe - if you need to keep in touch and a cafe with free Wireless Internet connection if you bring your laptop. There are two small shops for general provisions and a butcher has just opened up, too. With the vast Taigetos Mountains falling down to the crystal clear and unbelievably blue waters below; it really is like a picture postcard. It's the kind of place you thought no longer existed but here it is - magical!

Written by Bee Waghorn - Owner of Property 57992 in Agios Nikolaos, Greece

Make a holiday rental home or villa in Agios Nikolaos, Greece your home away from home

Agios Nikolaos is an attractive tourist town on the Greek island of Crete. Capital of the Lasithi province, the town serves as an important hub for the surrounding villages within the province. Despite a recent influx of foreign visitors, the town retains its traditional charm, and offers a great getaway with some fun activities and excellent holiday rental accommodation.

Things to do in Agios Nikolaos, Greece

Agios Nikolaos has become a well-developed tourist town in recent years, and a large draw for visitors is the many small sandy beaches around town and the clean sea. Those who prefer something a bit more active than lying on an Agios Nikolaos beach can pick up some gifts from shops in the pedestrianised area, walk around the port and admire the views, or enjoy a day trip on the tiny islands of Agioi Pantes.

There are also several interesting landmarks that are worth a look. The picturesque lagoon at Lake Voulismeni is in the middle of the city centre, and is surrounded by many delightful cafes and restaurants, where you can meet with friends or simply relax with a drink. Agios Nikolaos is also home to an impressive Archaeological Museum, an Art Museum, an amphitheatre, a Folklore Museum and a number of churches.

Summer is a busy time in terms of events, with numerous fairs, exhibitions, theatrical performances, cultural events, and floral exhibitions taking place from July to September. Naval Week is held every July, and water-skiing, windsurfing and artistic swimming contests and a firework display are just some of the activities organised as part of this. By matching the timing your holiday in Agios Nikolaos to that of a festival you will get added enjoyment from your vacation.

Places to visit on holiday in Agios Nikolaos, Greece

Crete is the largest of the Greek islands, and you should make every effort to explore the whole island whilst in Agios Nikolaos. Chania has both an historic old town and modern city facilities, Lassithi is a great beach resort, Heraklion is one of Greece’s largest cities, and Rethymno is rich in ancient history. Agios Nikolaos is also a great place from which to do a spot of Greek island hopping, as daily ferries connect the town to the Aegean islands of Kos, Rhodes, Santorini, Milos and Kassos.

Weather in Agios Nikolaos, Greece

Agios Nikolaos has a temperate climate, with hot summers that average 29C over the summer months and mild winters that average 15C. June, July and August are not only the hottest and busiest months, but also the lowest when it comes to rainfall. Humidity is also low in Agios Nikolaos, which is unique for a town in this part of the world.

Flights to Agios Nikolaos, Greece

Your holiday accommodation in Agios Nikolaos, Crete can be reached by firstly flying to Nikos Kazantzakis Airport in Heraklion (HER), then making the remaining 55km by hire car or public transport. Jet2, Thomas Cook and easyJet are just some of the many airlines that fly direct to Heraklion from the UK.

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                                                                                                      Perfect spot for a quiet getaway

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                                                                                                      Arranged to meet at local hotel to pick up keys and was taken to the house and shown round. Stunning views from the terrace which surrounds the house on three sides. We were here late September when there had been no rain for a long time and the garden was very dry and a little brown but really enjoyed the hammock under the biggest tree. The sea was warm and the long sandy beach at Mavrovoni is only a few minutes walk away. Not entirely sure where photo 23 out of 24 on website is but this is not Mavrovoni or Gythio although the walk to the beach is downhill the rest of the village is at the same level as the house. Could buy fresh bread and food in the village and there is a choice of tavernas to eat out at where we were well looked after. Great fish to be had in Gythio. We spent a couple of days exploring the Mani further south and found some lovely coves and beaches to swim and enjoyed driving up into the mountains on some hair raising roads but there was almost no traffic and it was well worth it for the views. The house is well equipped and feels like a family home with maps, games and even a telescope for moon gazing. Shower looks newly installed and is particularly good.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Oct 02, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Sep 2017

                                                                                                      Lovely villa and beautiful views, would highly recommend!

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                                                                                                      The villa Phoebe was exactly like the photos, but with a bonus of a beautiful view wherever you looked. There are plenty of places to eat in the surrounding areas, but if you choose to stay in and cook, the kitchen was very well equipped just like a home from home. It is situated in a very peaceful area and the outside areas and pool mean that you don't have to go anywhere and be completely lazy! Overall, we would recommend this property and the beautiful areas surrounding it, to anyone that enjoys a peaceful, relaxing holiday. We will definitely be returning next year. Thank you Akis (the owner) for being so welcoming, look forward to seeing you again!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Sep 2017