A Friendly Cosmopolitan Atmosphere
The town of Aghios Nikolaos is on the eastern Side of the Greek Island of Crete.
Set on the western shore of the bay of Mirabello, Aghios Nikolaos holidays offer a large, lively resort town about 40 miles southeast of the Airport at Heraklion. There is a friendly, cosmopolitan atmosphere to holidays in Aghios Nikolaos and there are plenty of shops, bars and restaurants. The nightlife that can keep you going well into the early hours if you want to. There are some great beaches close to Aghios Nikolaos, some of them superb stretches of sand, some shingle and some pebble, but most with the European Blue Flag status for the cleanliness of the water.
There are plenty of water sports available including water skiing, sailing and wind surfing. A well-known feature of Aghios Nikolaos holidays is the Voulismeni Lake in the centre of town, which is connected to the sea by a man-made canal. According to the mythology the goddess Athena used to bathe in the lake, but these days the banks of the lake are surrounded by restaurants and open-air cafés, which makes it a fantastic place to pass the time. There is a good variety of hotel accommodation to suit most budgets and some impressive old buildings in the town, including a Byzantine church that has some beautiful old frescoes. Aghios Nikolaos is best suited to those looking for an exciting Crete holiday with plenty to see and do.