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The magnificent natural surroundings of Agios Nikolaos on the north coast of Crete are indescribably beautiful. Overlooking the protected aquamarine waters of Mirabello Bay, the vacation town is bordered by the arid mountains that lead to the Lasithi Plateau.If you like hiking in the mountains, sun holidays in Agios Nikolaos are perfect.
In the 1960’s the charming fishing village was a fashionable getaway for Hollywood’s high society before becoming renowned as a rather standard package vacation resort. However, in the past few years the resort has become a chic and cosmopolitan resort, packed with luxury hotels and exquisite restaurants.
On sun holidays in Agios Nikolaos you can find a vast marina, packed with hundreds of yachts. Within immediate proximity to the town centre there are some white sand beaches, which have the blue flag award for cleanliness, so you can expect magnificent, tidy beaches on your cheap Agios Nikolaos sun holidays.
Agios Nikolaos is in one of the best locations for exploring all that the eastern section of Crete has to supply. The resort draws families and couples of all ages that come to take in the tranquil beauty of this laid-back, yet busy, resort.
Beach Once you are on cheap Agios Nikolaos sun holidays you can select from several award-winning silver sand beaches that are ideal for swimming in the calm, warm waters of the Ionian Sea. There is an array of water and beach sports on supply as well as scuba diving classes for more adventurous holidaymakers.
Activities Agios Nikolaos offers visitors a wide range of activities and daily entertainment. A ride on one of the constant boat cruises that take you to the more remote coves and beaches along the shoreline, is an ideal way to spend a relaxing day on your cheap sun holidays in Agios Nikolaos, enjoying the warm Greek sunshine. Boat trips depart daily to the neighbouring island of Spinalonga. The Venetians used this island as an outpost in the seventeenth century before being turned into a leper colony between 1903 and 1957. This haunting island is nowadays uninhabited and is one of Crete’s most favourite tourist attractions. Once your cheap Agios Nikolaos sun holidays are booked, make sure to include an excursion to Spinalonga in your plans. There is also an array of cultural events organised by the regional council that run throughout the summer.
Sightseeing On your Agios Nikolaos sun holidays The Archaeological Museum is definitely worth a visit. There is a varied collection of artefacts from the Minoian and the Greco-Roman eras, including an astonishing collection of vases as well as finds from the graves of Agia Fotia is on display. Day trips by jeep enable holidaymakers to take in the lush green environment of the Lasithi Plateau, which is scattered with gorgeous windmills and little rural villages. On your sun holidays in Agios Nikolaos you also have the chance to take part in a sailing trip to some of the highlights of Corfu’s eastern shoreline.
Eating and Drinking Many exquisite restaurants and tavernas are peppered along the shores of Lake Voulismeni, which is a quaint setting for enjoying a fantastic dinner. Traditional regional cuisine can be sampled in the different restaurants situated along the beach, which offer authentic Meze and Xryssofilo food.
Nightlife Agios Nikolaos used to be a renowned party retreat but in the past few years it has calmed considerably. Tranquil drinks in the low-key café bars around the harbour are more popular with people on Agios Nikolaos sun holidays nowadays, although there are still numerous late-night discos for those who are looking for a more lively night.