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

The Greek island of Crete is a popular destination for tourists and there are many gems such as Agios Nikolaos to be found. Located to the east of the island’s capital Heraklion, the resort offers something for everyone with quiet restful places and lively spots to let your hair down. Here visitors will find numerous different places to stay including self catering accommodation, villas and apartments.

Things to do on holiday to Agios Nikolaos, Greece

There are a number of beaches to choose from in Agios Nikolaos including Ammos, which is a sandy beach by the marina. With many wonderful views to enjoy the area also offers plenty of places to go hiking through the beaches, hills and villages. Visitors can also enjoy boat trips from the harbour such as a trip to the famous Spinalonga.

There is plenty on offer here for sports enthusiasts with two golf courses on Crete, one of which is just 10 kilometres from Agios Nikolaos. Water activities are also very popular here and about 250 metres from the lake on the seafront is the scuba-diving centre. Nearby is also a fitness centre located in Salaminos Street.

There are many places to eat at lunch time and in the evenings with bars, restaurants, cafes and coffee bars, including several along the waterfront. Seafood is very popular here but there is a nice choice of meat and vegetable dishes too. There are lively bars and clubs on 25th Martiou street by the harbour as well as at Akti Iosif Koundourou on the harbour front.

Places to visit on holiday to Agios Nikolaos, Greece

There are several interesting places to visit in Agios Nikolaos including museums and galleries such as the Archaeological Museum, Folklore Museum and Iris Museum. This place also has many churches scattered around the streets including a small church which lends its name to the town. Lake Voulismeni in the centre of town is a popular place for tourists to take photos. Locals refer to this as “the lake” and some even tell tourists that it is bottomless.

The area has many interesting geographical features and visitors may like to visit Dikteon Cave, which has a rich foundation in mythology. The shops here contain original items   such as woven fabrics, cups, mugs and china wear and a miscellany of clothes, house decor and local food products and delicacies.

Weather in Agios Nikolaos, Greece

The warmest time of the year to visit Agios Nikolaos is generally July and August when the average high is approximately 29 degrees centigrade. During these months holidaymakers can expect to see an average of 12 to 13 hours of sunshine per day. Whilst January is the month with most prolonged periods of rain at an average of 14 days, May is actually the wettest with an average of 115mm.

Travel to Agios Nikolaos, Greece

Heraklion Airport is approximately 64 kilometres from Agios Nikolaos and has flights to and from many European cities through airlines such as Air Berlin, Condor, easyJet, Eurocypria Airlines, Thomas Cook Airlines, Thomson Airways, TUIfly and Viking Airlines. Flights to the Greek mainland are handled by Aegean Airlines, Olympic Air and Athens Airways. There is a regular bus service from Heraklion and taxis and cars can be hired from the airport.

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                                                                                                      When we now are back home again we have lots of pictures and good memories from staying nearly three weeks at Villa Mavrikiano. We were sitting at the terrace at sunrise and sunset, looking at the changing colours of the sea, sky and mountains through the day, Hearing the "dook-dook" from the boats for Spinalonga. The sea was near by, we had our own swimming pool, the center of Elounda was a five minutes walk away. There we went to the market for buying fresh vegetables, or for a nice dinner in the evening. Agios Nicholaos was also a short trip away, by car or by bus. We have lots of good memories and hope to come back. Greetings from the Norwegian guests.
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                                                                                                      This apartment really was a lovely find in Agios Nikolaos - it was contemporary, spacious and very comfortably furnished - would highly recommend it. Manolis and Maria, the owners, were welcoming from the moment we arrived and had thoughtfully provided breakfast for the next morning as well as other items of food and drink to welcome us. The view from the balcony makes the apartment too, as it looks directly over the little beach and out to sea and is literally across the road. The walk into the centre of town from the apartment takes about 10 minutes but there are restaurants very near to the apartment too and a great diving and watersports centre (Pelagos). Manolis and Maria have thought of everything and it made our stay all the more pleasurable for it - wouldn't hesitate to book a return stay if we were in the area again.
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