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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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                                                                                                Fantastic in every way

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                                                                                                We had a really fantastic stay at Villa Hermione. Everything about it was first class. A brand new property when we stayed there, it was spacious, clean, had excellent facilities and catered for everything we could ever want in a holiday villa. In fact, it is the type of place you wished you owned yourself and could pop to whenever you wanted to. It really felt like home. It is set in a large garden that is home to a variety of flowers, fruit trees and vegetable plants. We regularly enjoyed picking figs from one of the trees. As you walk down the terraces built into the garden it becomes a real surprise at just how big the plot stretches and, to the delight of my son, it also includes a half-size basketball court. The location is spectacular. Looking across the bay from the villa's top floor never got dull; you could spend an hour or so just taking in the breathtaking beauty of the view. Access to Agios Nikolaos was extremely easy as was Elounda and Plaka in the other direction. We ate out most nights and found the restaurants we went to were all of a good standard and happily accommodated the wishes of our children when they wanted something removed or added from what was described on the menu. I'd pick out Kanali in Elounda as being the best for all round combination of food quality (seafood) and location. On the odd occasion when we didn't want to drive, we could walk to a couple of local tavernas - Olga (turn left out of the garden and walk 200 metres) and Kri Kri Taverna (turn right out of the garden and walk for about 1k). To round off the holiday, Manolis (the owner) was absolutely superb and showed us a level of hospitality we've rarely seen. Always on hand to help and give advice from restaurants to shops....to anything. Nothing was too much trouble. He seemed to know everyone locally so knew exactly what to suggest or who to call when we had a specific need. Thank you Manolis! This was our first visit to Crete, which is a stunning island. We had a wonderful time. Hopefully we will visit again and, fingers crossed, when we do, Villa Hermione is available as that will be our first choice to go back to.
                                                                                                • Review Submitted: 22-Aug-2016
                                                                                                • Date of Stay: Aug 2016

                                                                                                Absolutely amazing!

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                                                                                                This has to be the best holiday we have ever had! Nikolas was so helpful with the booking and Hippo well, we couldn't have asked for anyone better to look after us while we stayed at the Elounda Solfez Villas and the cleaning staff did a great job too! What an asset to your company they are. The villa is perfectly situated for amazing views of the sea and nearby Elounda. So many restaurants to choose from in the beautiful Elounda and also in the larger town of Agios Nikolaos. The local taxi service is highly recommended if you don't want to drive. So much to see and do, plenty of beaches with a variety of water sports. However some of our best days were spent at the beautiful villa, swimming in the lovely pool, relaxing and enjoying the fabulous weather. I really hope that my family and I can return here in the near future and experience more of the lovely hospitality from the people of Crete. Many thanks, Tracy and family x
                                                                                                • Review Submitted: 08-Aug-2016
                                                                                                • Date of Stay: Jul 2016

                                                                                                Fantastic - superb pool, great bbq area & fab view

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                                                                                                The villas were very comfortable and had everything we needed. The pool area overlooks Tholos Bay and the lovey Psira island - with a lovely (and much needed) sea breeze. We had fantastic bbq's as well as going out to the many local restaurants on offer - we especially loved Mochlos nearby. We went out for a day on a boat (the ferryman), which is a must and not too expensive. We all had an amazing time and would definitely go back. Jill and Bob, who manage the villas, were hugely helpful and went over and above the call of duty to make sure our holiday was as good as it could be! Eleven out of ten!!
                                                                                                • Review Submitted: 29-Jul-2016
                                                                                                • Date of Stay: Jul 2016