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Agios Nikolaos

4.1
Beaches · Bodies of Water · Nightlife

Popular things to do in Agios Nikolaos

Lake Voulismeni ©
Water Body
Lake Voulismeni
4.4
Duration: 30 minutes
Aegeo Spas ©
Spa
Aegeo Spas Istron
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
Voulisma Beach ©
Beach
Voulisma Beach Istron
3.9
Duration: 4 hours
Cretan Olive Oil Farm ©
Farm
Cretan Olive Oil Farm
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
A tour of Agios Nikolaos leads visitors through charming neighborhoods with white washed houses, squares with taverns, steep pedestrian streets, and sea as a backdrop, ideal for exploration on foot. The serene little town sits partially upon the ruins of the ancient Dorian city, serving as a hub to a dozen small fishing villages and farms. Agios Nikolaos tourism thrives mostly thanks to sandy beaches, small-town feel, and the mixture of Minoan, Byzantine, and Venetian influences on the town's architecture visible in archeological remains, Neoclassical buildings, and Byzantine churches. A small lagoon lake in the center of the town famous for its deep waters is its biggest attraction, but many Agios Nikolaos vacations include a ferry ride to an old Venetian fortress on the island of Spinalonga. Put Agios Nikolaos at the heart of your travel plans by using our Greece trip planner.

Side trips from Agios Nikolaos

The Palace of Knossos ©
Ruin
The Palace of Knossos Knosos
3.1
Duration: 3 hours
Fortress Spinalonga ©
Island
Fortress Spinalonga Elounda
4.4
Duration: 2h 30 min
Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
History Museum
Heraklion Archaeological Museum Heraklion
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
Chrissi Island ©
Island
Chrissi Island Ierapetra
3.4
Duration: 8 hours

Hidden gems in Agios Nikolaos

Panagias Keras Church ©
Church
Panagias Keras Church
4.2
Duration: 30 minutes
Gournia Minoiki Poli ©
Ruin
Gournia Minoiki Poli
3.7
Duration: 30 minutes
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Scuba / Snorkeling
Scuba & Snorkeling
4.9
Duration: 2h 30 min
Ammoudi Beach ©
Beach
Ammoudi Beach
4.2
Duration: 2 hours

Beaches in Agios Nikolaos

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Almyros Beach
Beach
Almyros Beach
4.2
Duration: 4 hours
Municipal Beach Kitroplatia ©
Beach
Municipal Beach Kitroplatia
4.0
Duration: 2 hours
Ammoudara Beach ©
Beach
Ammoudara Beach Ammoudara
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
Ammos Beach ©
Beach
Ammos Beach
4.6
Duration: 2 hours

Shopping in Agios Nikolaos

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Deras leather crafts ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Deras leather crafts
5.0
Duration: 30 minutes
Elia Traditional Products ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Elia Traditional Products
4.9
Duration: 30 minutes
Traditional Grocery Mesostrati ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Traditional Grocery Mesostrati
4.9
Duration: 30 minutes
Melissa Traditional Products ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Melissa Traditional Products
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min

Kid-friendly things to do in Agios Nikolaos

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Vathy Beach ©
Beach
Vathy Beach Vathi
4.3
Duration: 2 hours
Havanias Beach ©
Beach
Havanias Beach
4.0
Duration: 2 hours
Karavostasi Beach ©
Beach
Karavostasi Beach Istron
3.8
Duration: 2h 30 min
Agios Panteleimonas Beach
Beach
Agios Panteleimonas Beach Istron
3.7
Duration: 2h 30 min
Vassilakis Estate - Friendly Olive Tour ©
Factory Tour
Vassilakis Estate - Friendly Olive Tour Neapoli
4.7
Duration: 1 hour
Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos ©
Aquarium
Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos Gournes
4.2
Duration: 1h 30 min
Star Beach
Water Park
Star Beach Hersonissos
3.8
Duration: 8 hours
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