Best Hotels and Places to Stay in Agios Nikolaos

Our Selection of Best Hotels in Agios Nikolaos

In the heart of Crete, Agios Nikolaos dazzles with its unique charm and a plethora of accommodation options to suit every traveller’s needs. From beachfront hotels offering stunning sea views to cosy apartments nestled in the lively city centre, the town caters to both luxury and comfort. Whether you’re seeking the tranquillity of the shoreline or the vibrancy of urban life, you’ll find a perfect stay here.

On our site, you can find the best 275 hotels and villas for perfect holidays in Agios Nikolaos. Explore our curated list below of the Top Hotels, Villas and Apartments in Agios Nikolaos for a memorable Cretan escape.

  • 8.5 / 10
  • 17, 28th October str.

Overlooking the beautiful Lake Voulismeni, Du Lac Hotel provides great-value accommodation with free wireless internet and a relaxed and friendly base in the heart of Agios Nikolaos.

Du Lac is an excellent choice for budget-conscious travellers looking for comfortable accommodation in Agios Nikolaos. Choose from a selection of rooms and studios, some offering lake views from their private balcony. Enjoy modern amenities such as air conditioning and free wireless internet access.

Savour fresh fish and Greek cuisine at Du Lac’s restaurant with a stunning view to Lake Voulismeni. Sunbathe at the nearby beaches or join in with the local water sports. Visit the local shops, bars and taverns.

Du Lac’s central location allows you to easily access all Agios Nikolaos’ attractions, ensuring you have a wonderful time here. After plenty of exploring, relax with a drink at Du Lac’s popular bar.

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€65

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  • 100 m
  • 8.6 / 10
  • Coast I. Koundourou 9

Centrally located in Agios Nikolaos, 150 metres from the beach, it features accommodation with free WiFi and views to the Cretan Sea or the town.

All accommodation types at the Porto Maltese are traditionally furnished. Each has air conditioning and fridge.

Voulismeni Lake is 200 metres away. Staff can offer information on the scenic Elounda 9 km away.
Heraklion International Airport is 60 km away.

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€62

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  • 110 m
  • 9.5 / 10
  • Koundourou 7

Located right at the entrance of Agios Nikolaos’ port and 100 meters from Kitroplatia Beach, close to bars, restaurants, tavernas and shops, Hotel Port 7- Boutique Collection offers rooms with direct views of the Mirabello bay and Voulismeni lake.

All rooms feature air conditioning, a smart TV, minibar and kettle. Some are fitted with fully equipped kitchenettes or an outdoor hot tub.

Guests can start their day with breakfast while taking in views of the harbor in our outside terrace. The on-site bar serves snack dishes, hot/cold drinks and cocktails.

Hotel Port 7- Boutique Collection features a small seating area where guests can relax and read a book.

Hotel Port 7- Boutique Collection is 69 km from Heraklion International Airport. Free public parking area is available 100 meters from the hotel in the Port.

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€88

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  • 120 m
  • 8.4 / 10
  • Merampelou 6

Offering a sun terrace and views of the city, Ikaros Hotel is situated in Ágios Nikólaos, just 150 metres from the beach and a short walk from restaurants and cafes.

Every room has a private bathroom, air conditioning and private balcony. Free WiFi is provided.

Agios Nikolaos Port is 200 metres from Ikaros Hotel, while Archaeological Museum of Agios Nikolaos is 500 metres away. Heraklion International Airport is 60 km away, while Sitia Public Airport is 68 km from the property.

  • 190 m
  • 9.2 / 10
  • Sarolidi 2

Situated in Agios Nikolaos and with Ammos Beach reachable within 700 metres, Casa Porto Boutique Hotel – Adults only features concierge services, non-smoking rooms, a terrace, free WiFi throughout the property and a restaurant. Boasting a bar, the hotel is close to several noted attractions, around 1.6 km from Ammoudi Beach, 400 metres from Lake Voulismeni and 500 metres from Panagia Kera Church (in Kritsa). Some rooms at the property have a balcony with a city view.

The hotel will provide guests with air-conditioned rooms with a desk, a kettle, a fridge, a safety deposit box, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with a shower. At Casa Porto Boutique Hotel – Adults only rooms come with bed linen and towels.

Almiros Beach is 2.1 km from the accommodation, while Cretaquarium Thalassocosmos is 50 km from the property. The nearest airport is Heraklion International, 58 km from Casa Porto Boutique Hotel – Adults only, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.

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€96

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  • 190 m
  • 8.3 / 10
  • N.Pagalou 3

Kitro Beach Hotel – Adults Only is a city, beachfront, couples-oriented hotel located right above the quiet and clean Kitroplatia beach, 200 metres from the town centre of Agios Nikolaos.

The hotel is conveniently located 59 km away from Nikos Kazantzakis International Airport and 12 km from the cosmopolitan Elounda Resort.

The hotel is open from May till October and consists of 26 double rooms and 2 suites, which most of them have a beach or sea view and private balconies.

The hotel offers breakfast buffet and lounge areas, both air conditioned and an internet corner, as well as a TV and video corner and a splendid cafe, situated right next to the seaside.

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€59

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  • 310 m

What to Know Before Visiting Agios Nikolaos

Apartments and hotels in Agios Nikolaos from Crete Island

Agios Nikolaos City (GR: Αγιος Νικόλαος) is the capital of the Lasithi Region of Crete. It is built around a picturesque lake on the north-western side of Mirabello Bay, the biggest bay in Crete. Major administrative, cultural and communications centre, Agios Nikolaos is one of the most developed tourist areas, not only in Crete but in Greece in general. Thanks to the beautiful coasts, the great sights and the cosmopolitan life, this lively city hosts every year thousands of visitors without losing one bit of its tranquillity and traditional hospitality.

A peaceful walk through the shops is always a delight. One can find stores that sell traditional Cretan art, copies of local archaeological museum pieces, jewellery, and beautiful embroidery. Some stores carry local products and delicacies sure to tantalize everyone’s taste buds. The town is lined with quaint coffee shops serving up mouthwatering dishes and raki.

The town of Agios Nikolaos is a lovely place, full of hospitable people. It’s no wonder that it’s just as magical at night! The numerous bars throughout the town feature a relaxed atmosphere and loud music, making them popular among younger crowds.

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Best Villas in Agios Nikolaos

  • 9.9 / 10
  • Villa Aiolos Periohi Nisi

Situated in Agios Nikolaos and only 1.3 km from Ammoudi Beach, Villa Aiolos: above the sea, within Agios Nikolaos features accommodation with sea views, free WiFi and free private parking. With mountain views, this accommodation provides a terrace and a swimming pool.

This villa has 4 bedrooms, a kitchen with a dishwasher and an oven, a flat-screen TV, a seating area and 3 bathrooms fitted with a hot tub. Towels and bed linen are offered in the villa.

Guests can also relax in the garden.

Havania Beach is 1.5 km from the villa, while Ammos Beach is 2.9 km from the property. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 57 km from Villa Aiolos: above the sea, within Agios Nikolaos.

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€63

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  • 2.0 km
  • 9.7 / 10
  • Agios Nikolaos, Almiros Beach

Featuring air-conditioned accommodation with a private pool, sea view and a balcony, Agios Nikolaos Beach Villas is situated in Agios Nikolaos. This beachfront property offers access to a terrace, free private parking and free WiFi.

Boasting a DVD player, the villa has a kitchen with a dishwasher, an oven and a microwave, a living room with a seating area and a dining area, 4 bedrooms, and 4 bathrooms with a walk-in shower and a bath. Towels and bed linen are available in the villa.

At the villa guests are welcome to take advantage of wellness packages and a fitness room. A a baby safety gate is also available at Agios Nikolaos Beach Villas, while guests can also relax in the garden.

Almiros Beach is 50 metres from the accommodation, while Ammos Beach is 1.6 km from the property. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 59 km from Agios Nikolaos Beach Villas.

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€626

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  • 2.0 km
  • Agiou Nikolaou

Located in Agios Nikolaos in the Lasithi region, with Ammoudara Beach and Almiros Beach nearby, The Sand Villas provides accommodation with free WiFi and free private parking, as well as access to a sauna.

The villa provides guests with a terrace, sea views, a seating area, satellite flat-screen TV, a fully equipped kitchen with a dishwasher and an oven, and a private bathroom with bidet and bathrobes. A microwave, a toaster and fridge are also provided, as well as a coffee machine and a kettle.

The Sand Villas offers a hot tub.

Guests can enjoy the outdoor swimming pool and garden at the accommodation.

Cave Thief Beach is 2 km from The Sand Villas, while Ammos Beach is 2.2 km away. The nearest airport is Heraklion International, 59 km from the villa, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.

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€81

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  • 2.1 km
  • 9.6 / 10
  • Agios Nikolaos

Set in Agios Nikolaos and only 2.8 km from Almiros Beach, Villa Enigma offers accommodation with sea views, free WiFi and free private parking. With mountain views, this accommodation features a terrace and a swimming pool.

The villa is fitted with 3 bedrooms, a flat-screen TV with streaming services and a fully equipped kitchen that provides guests with a dishwasher, an oven, a washing machine, a microwave and a toaster. Towels and bed linen are offered in the villa.

At the villa guests are welcome to take advantage of a hot tub. A car rental service is available at Villa Enigma.

Ammos Beach is 2.8 km from the accommodation, while Lake Voulismeni is 3.7 km from the property. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 60 km from Villa Enigma.

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€41

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  • 2.2 km
  • 9.9 / 10
  • Eparchiaki Odos Agiou Nikolaou Vrouchas 8 - Havania

Located in Agios Nikolaos and only 400 metres from Havania Beach, Villa Hermione provides accommodation with sea views, free WiFi and free private parking. The property was built in 2016 and features air-conditioned accommodation with a terrace.

Featuring a Blu-ray player, the villa has a kitchen with a dishwasher, an oven and a microwave, a living room with a seating area and a dining area, 3 bedrooms, and 2 bathrooms with a walk-in shower and a hot tub. A flat-screen TV with satellite channels and DVD player, as well as a CD player are provided.

The villa offers a range of wellness facilities including a sauna, a hot tub and a fitness room. Both a bicycle rental service and a car rental service are available at Villa Hermione.

Ammoudi Beach is 1.9 km from the accommodation, while Lake Voulismeni is 3.2 km away. The nearest airport is Heraklion International, 57 km from Villa Hermione, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.

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€67

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  • 2.4 km
  • Ammoudara 1

Boasting air-conditioned accommodation with a private pool, IREMIA SEAFRONT VILLA, Timeless Lifestyle is situated in Amoudara Lasithiou. This beachfront property offers access to free WiFi and free private parking.

The villa has 6 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, bed linen, towels, a flat-screen TV with streaming services, a dining area, a fully equipped kitchen, and a balcony with sea views.

The villa offers a sun terrace. Both a bicycle rental service and a car rental service are available at IREMIA SEAFRONT VILLA, Timeless Lifestyle, while cycling can be enjoyed nearby.

Popular points of interest near the accommodation include Ammoudara Beach, Cave Thief Beach and Almiros Beach. The nearest airport is Heraklion International, 60 km from IREMIA SEAFRONT VILLA, Timeless Lifestyle, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.

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€155

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  • 2.5 km

Best Apartments in Agios Nikolaos

  • 10 / 10
  • Konstantinou Paleologou 1

Set in Agios Nikolaos, 600 metres from Ammos Beach and less than 1 km from Ammoudi Beach, Lake Spirit Apartment offers air-conditioned accommodation with a balcony and free WiFi. This apartment is 49 km from Cretaquarium Thalassocosmos and 500 metres from Agios Nikolaos Port.

The apartment is fitted with 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, bed linen, towels, a flat-screen TV, a fully equipped kitchen, and a terrace with lake views.

A car rental service is available at the apartment, while cycling can be enjoyed nearby.

Popular points of interest near Lake Spirit Apartment include Almiros Beach, Lake Voulismeni and Panagia Kera Church (in Kritsa). The nearest airport is Heraklion International, 57 km from the accommodation, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.

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€175

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  • 80 m
  • 9.4 / 10
  • 25ης Μαρτίου

Located in Agios Nikolaos, 400 metres from Ammos Beach and 1.1 km from Ammoudi Beach, Soho #1 Luxurious apartment in Saint Nicolas provides air-conditioned accommodation with a patio and free WiFi. The property features city views and is 1.8 km from Almiros Beach and 200 metres from Lake Voulismeni.

The apartment is equipped with 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, bed linen, towels, a flat-screen TV with streaming services, a dining area, a fully equipped kitchen, and a balcony with sea views.

The apartment offers a sun terrace.

Cretaquarium Thalassocosmos is 49 km from Soho #1 Luxurious apartment in Saint Nicolas, while Panagia Kera Church (in Kritsa) is 300 metres away. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 57 km from the accommodation.

  • 80 m
  • Oμηρου Σφακιανάκη και 28ης Οκτωβρίου 19 ,4ος οροφος

Boasting lake views, Byraki apartment 1 provides accommodation with a balcony and a coffee machine, around 400 metres from Ammos Beach. This apartment also has a restaurant.

With free WiFi, this apartment features a satellite flat-screen TV and a kitchenette with a microwave and toaster. Towels and bed linen are offered in the apartment.

Popular points of interest near the apartment include Ammoudi Beach, Almiros Beach and Lake Voulismeni. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 57 km from Byraki apartment 1.

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€152

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  • 100 m
  • 8.6 / 10
  • 25th Martiou 12

Set 500 metres from Ammos Beach and 1.2 km from Ammoudi Beach, St. Nicolas Soho Apartments in Agios Nikolaos offers air-conditioned accommodation with views of the sea and free WiFi.

All units come with a seating area, a flat-screen TV with streaming services and a private bathroom with a hair dryer and walk-in shower. A toaster, a fridge and stovetop are also featured in the kitchen, as well as a coffee machine.

The apartment offers a terrace.

Popular points of interest near St. Nicolas Soho Apartments include Almiros Beach, Lake Voulismeni and Panagia Kera Church (in Kritsa). The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 59 km from the accommodation.

  • 100 m
  • 9.6 / 10
  • Koundourou 11 1 floor

Set 600 metres from Ammos Beach and 1.2 km from Ammoudi Beach, Luxury Suites by Lato in Agios Nikolaos offers air-conditioned accommodation with views of the mountain and free WiFi.

The apartment provides guests with a balcony, sea views, a seating area, cable flat-screen TV, a fully equipped kitchen with an oven and a toaster, and a private bathroom with shower and a hair dryer. A fridge, a stovetop and kitchenware are also featured, as well as a coffee machine and a kettle.

Guests at Luxury Suites by Lato can enjoy tennis on site, or go fishing or hiking in the surroundings.

Popular points of interest near the accommodation include Almiros Beach, Lake Voulismeni and Panagia Kera Church (in Kritsa). The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 58 km from Luxury Suites by Lato.

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€114

/night

  • 110 m
  • 9.4 / 10
  • 11 Κούνδουρου

Set in Agios Nikolaos, within 600 metres of Ammos Beach and 1.2 km of Ammoudi Beach, Luxury suite by Lato3 offers accommodation with free WiFi, air conditioning and a terrace. The property features lake and city views, and is 1.9 km from Almiros Beach.

The apartment with a balcony and sea views has 1 bedroom, a living room, a flat-screen TV, an equipped kitchen with an oven and a toaster, and 1 bathroom with a shower. Towels and bed linen are offered in the apartment.

Popular points of interest near the apartment include Lake Voulismeni, Panagia Kera Church (in Kritsa) and Agios Nikolaos Port. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 58 km from Luxury suite by Lato3.

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€114

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  • 110 m

Best Holiday homes in Agios Nikolaos

  • 9.9 / 10
  • 16 Kαετ. Μιραμπέλλο

Located in Agios Nikolaos, 400 metres from Ammos Beach and 1.4 km from Ammoudi Beach, Sofias LemonTree Family House provides accommodation with amenities such as free WiFi and a flat-screen TV. Guests benefit from a patio and a sun terrace.

The air-conditioned holiday home consists of 3 bedrooms, a living room, a fully equipped kitchen with a dishwasher and a coffee machine, and 1 bathroom with a bath and bathrobes. Towels and bed linen are provided in the holiday home.

Guests can also relax in the garden or in the shared lounge area.

Popular points of interest near the holiday home include Almiros Beach, Lake Voulismeni and Panagia Kera Church (in Kritsa). The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 59 km from Sofias LemonTree Family House.

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€238

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  • 220 m
  • 9.6 / 10
  • Σοφ.Μαυροειδή Παπ/κη 7

Featuring mountain views, Eleni’s Cozy House offers accommodation with a balcony and a coffee machine, around 500 metres from Ammoudi Beach. It features a garden, a terrace, sea views and free WiFithroughout the property.

The holiday home is located on the ground floor and is fitted with 1 bedroom, a flat-screen TV and a fully equipped kitchen that provides guests with an oven, a toaster, a washing machine, a fridge and a kitchenware. Towels and bed linen are featured in the holiday home.

Popular points of interest near the holiday home include Ammos Beach, Lake Voulismeni and Panagia Kera Church (in Kritsa). The nearest airport is Heraklion International, 56 km from Eleni’s Cozy House, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.

  • 1.1 km
  • Κρήτης

Situated in Agios Nikolaos, 1.2 km from Almiros Beach, Villa Agapi features a living room with a flat-screen TV. This property offers access to a balcony, free private parking and free WiFi.

Providing access to a terrace with garden views, the air-conditioned holiday home consists of 3 bedrooms and a fully equipped kitchen.

Popular points of interest near the holiday home include Ammos Beach, Lake Voulismeni and Panagia Kera Church (in Kritsa). The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 58 km from Villa Agapi.

  • 1.7 km
  • 8.1 / 10
  • Havania beach 2ο χιλιόμετρο Αγίου Νικολαου -Ελουντας

Set in Agios Nikolaos in the Lasithi region, with Havania Beach nearby, Mirabella Vista offers accommodation with free WiFi and free private parking.

Each unit comes with a terrace offering sea views, a flat-screen TV, a well-fitted kitchen and a private bathroom with walk-in shower, slippers and free toiletries. An oven, a fridge and stovetop are also featured, as well as a coffee machine and a kettle.

The holiday home offers a picnic area.

Guests can also relax in the garden.

Ammoudi Beach is 2.1 km from Mirabella Vista, while Lake Voulismeni is 3.3 km away. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 58 km from the accommodation.

  • 2.6 km
  • 8.8 / 10
  • Amoudara

Located in Agios Nikolaos, 50 metres from Ammoudara Beach and less than 1 km from Almiros Beach, Amphitrite Beach House offers a garden and air conditioning. This beachfront property offers access to a patio, free private parking and free WiFi.

This holiday home includes 2 bedrooms, a living room and a flat-screen TV, an equipped kitchen with a dining area, and 1 bathroom with a shower and a washing machine.

Guests at the holiday home can enjoy hiking nearby, or benefit from the sun terrace.

Cave Thief Beach is less than 1 km from Amphitrite Beach House, while Lake Voulismeni is 4.4 km away. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 64 km from the accommodation.

  • 2.8 km
  • 10 / 10
  • Αμμουδάρα, Άγιος Νικόλαος

Situated within the Ammoudara district in Agios Nikolaos, Poseidon close to the beach has air conditioning, a balcony, and garden views. With inner courtyard views, this accommodation features a patio.

The holiday home features 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, bed linen, towels, a flat-screen TV with streaming services, a dining area, a fully equipped kitchen, and a terrace with mountain views.

Guests can also relax in the garden.

Popular points of interest near the holiday home include Ammoudara Beach, Cave Thief Beach and Almiros Beach. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 60 km from Poseidon close to the beach.

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€199

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  • 2.8 km

Experiences near Agios Nikolaos

Agios Nikolaos, a gem on Crete’s northern coast, is a city rich in charm and beauty. Key attractions include the intriguing visit to Spinalonga Island, a journey through history and culture. Further afield, adventure awaits at the Lassithi Plateau and the legendary Cave of Zeus, offering a glimpse into myth and nature.

In addition to the scenic Voulismeni Lake, Agios Nikolaos offers a wealth of cultural attractions. The Archaeological Museum boasts an extensive collection of artifacts representing Crete’s history, including ancient pottery and precious gold and bronze items. The Folklore Museum showcases traditional textiles, intricate embroidery, holy icons, wooden crafts, and manuscripts, providing insights into the island’s rich heritage. These museums, along with souvenir shops by the lake, offer visitors a diverse range of experiences to explore the cultural tapestry of Agios Nikolaos.

Explore our list below for the best things to do in Agios Nikolaos.

FAQ

Where in Greece is Agios Nikolaos?

Agios Nikolaos is a picturesque coastal town, located on the stunning Greek island of Crete, situated to the east of Heraklion, north of Ierapetra, and west of Sitia.

Is Agios Nikolaos worth visiting?

Agios Nikolaos is definitely worth a visit! With its gorgeous beaches, temperate climate and sunny skies all year round, it’s no surprise that Agios Nikolaos is a beloved tourist destination. But the fun doesn’t end there – there are countless other attractions awaiting to be discovered!

How to get from Heraklion to Agios Nikolaos?

One of the most cost-effective ways to get from Heraklion to Agios Nikolaos is to get the bus. The bus runs every two hours (or more often between May-October based on demand). You can count on its dependability and low price – just less than €10 one way!

Does Agios Nikolaos have a beach?

Agios Nikolaos beaches are celebrated for their quaintness and the enjoyable activities available to all who come. The most popular beaches in Agios Nikolaos are Ammoudi Beach and Almyros Beach, which are the most family-friendly beaches in Agios Nikolaos.

What does Agios Nikolaos mean in Greek?

The name Agios Nikolaos means Saint Nicholas.

What is the main attraction in Agios Nikolaos City?

The main attraction in Agios Nikolaos City is the picturesque Voulismeni Lake, which is surrounded by souvenir shops and often hosts festivals and sporting events.

What can visitors do in Agios Nikolaos City?

Visitors can take a peaceful walk through the shops, enjoy traditional Cretan art, visit museums, and taste local products and delicacies. They can also enjoy the nightlife in the numerous bars throughout the town.

What are some places to visit in Agios Nikolaos City?

Some places to visit in Agios Nikolaos City include Voulismeni Lake, the Archaeological Museum of Agios Nikolaos, the Folk Art Museum of Agios Nikolaos, Agios Nikolaos church, the Cathedral of Agia Triada, and the Panagia Vrefotrofos church.

Where can visitors go shopping in Agios Nikolaos City?

Visitors can go shopping on Odos Roussou Kondourou, which is lined with various shops, restaurants, and cafes.

Is Agios Nikolaos a party town?

Agios Nikolaos bursts into vibrant life post-sunset with an array of cafes, bars, and nightclubs. Its diverse venues, ranging from boats to rooftops, pulsate with Greek and international hits, ensuring a thrilling night of dance and music.

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