Aghios Nikolaos Hotels Crete, Greece

Aghios Nikolaos is set around a busy harbour which opens onto the beautiful Gulf of Mirabello. A lively resort with a good selection of shops, bars, restaurants and discos. There are plenty of watersports available as well as many outdoor activities. The resort is well suited to families and couples.

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Aghios Nikolaos

Aghios Nikolaos is a charming town and offers the perfect environment for walking around browsing the many shops or just sitting in one of the street cafes watching the world go by. There are many shops which are popular for Cretan gifts such as ceramics, leatherware, jewellery and Raki (the local spirit). Most activity centres around the harbour where there are tavernas and bars and at night these turn into lively hotspots for those seeking a more lively atmosphere.

The resort is steeped in history as an old fishing village and there is a 7th century chapel which is worth a visit.

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Aghios Nikolaos Hotels (?)

Mare and Olympus Apartments Photograph of Mare and Olympus Apartments
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In a great central location and well equipped accommodation, the Mare Olympus Apartments make a great choice for enjoying the resort amenities....

5 / 5 from 4 reviews

Miramare Resort Hotel Photograph of Miramare Resort Hotel
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Situated on the edge of Aghios Nikolaos, the Miramare Resort Hotel has a quiet location though still within easy reach of the resort centre....

4.4 / 5 from 11 reviews

Blue Marine Resort and Spa Hotel Photograph of Blue Marine Resort and Spa Hotel
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Situated beside the beach, the Blue Marine Resort is an all inclusive hotel with excellent facilities for both couples and families to enjoy....

4.5 / 5 from 11 reviews

Ariadne Beach Hotel Photograph of Ariadne Beach Hotel
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Ariadne Beach Hotel is well located for local amenities and offers a good range of facilities on site....

4.7 / 5 from 3 reviews

Mirabello Beach and Village Hotel Photograph of Mirabello Beach and Village Hotel
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In a quiet location 2km from the resort centre, the Mirabello Beach & Village is a five star All-Inclusive resort style hotel with a wide range of facilities and entertainment suitable for familie...

4.4 / 5 from 7 reviews

Alantha Apartments Photograph of Alantha Apartments
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A small family-run apartment complex set in a quiet location just five minutes from the resort centre and only three minutes to the beach....

4.2 / 5 from 9 reviews

Lato Hotel Photograph of Lato Hotel
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With views over the Mirabello Bay the Lato Hotel is surrounded by manicured lawns and palm trees. There are 2 beaches with water sports just a few minutes walk away....

4.3 / 5 from 4 reviews

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In a quiet location on the outskirts of the resort with direct access into the sea via a jetty and an outdoor pool, keeping cool is easy at the Havania Apartments....

4.5 / 5 from 4 reviews

Minos Beach Art Hotel Photograph of Minos Beach Art Hotel
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This hotel offers comfortable accommodation and great service combined with a nice beachfront location; well suited for those looking for a quiet holiday....

4.8 / 5 from 4 reviews

Santa Marina Hotel Photograph of Santa Marina Hotel
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The Santa Marina Hotel offers comfortable accommodation in a central location, close to the many resort amenities....

4 / 5 from 5 reviews

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The Cretan Village with spacious self catering accommodation offers everything you need for a relaxing holiday. Suitable for families with older children and couples....

3.5 / 5 from 2 reviews

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Set on a hillside overlooking the Daios Cove, this luxurious hotel offers excellent services and is perfect for those seeking the highest standards of accommodation....

5 / 5 from 1 reviews

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The Avra Collection Coral Hotel is situated on the seafront in Agios Nikolaos, just a few minutes from the lake, harbour and nightlife....

4 / 5 from 3 reviews

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This modern apart-hotel is situated beside the sandy Ammoudara beach and offers self catering accommodation for 2-8 people, ideal for couples, small and large families....

4 / 5 from 1 reviews

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Situated on the seafront, with views of the Port of Aghios Nikolaos, the Mistral Bay offers a cosy and friendly environment in a convenient location for enjoying all the resort amenities....

3 / 5 from 1 reviews

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Situated on the seafront, beside a man-made beach, the Hermes Hotel provides guests with a great base for enjoying all the resort amenities whilst benefiting from a roof top swimming pool with breatht...

4.3 / 5 from 18 reviews

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The Kalithea Apartments are situated half way between Agios Nikolaos and Elounda, away from the noise of the town and are ideal for those looking to explore the area, either by local bus service or ca...

2 / 5 from 2 reviews

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This small, family run 3-star hotel is located right on the sandy Almiros beach within 2km of Agios Nikolaos resort centre....

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The Apollon Hotel provides an ideal base for those on a budget, it has a central location close to the resort beach and amenities while offering its guests simply furnished yet comfortable rooms....

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A complete holiday village offering an extensive list of facilities and watersports for all ages, ideal for those seeking a hotel based holiday with easy access of both Aghios Nikolaos and Elounda res...

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Crystal Hotel is situated in front of the natural harbour around 1.5km from the resort centre, giving easy access to a variety of shops, bars and restaurants....

Doxa Hotel Photograph of Doxa Hotel
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The Doxa Hotel is a small family run hotel in the centre of the resort, providing comfortable and well equipped guest rooms in a great location....

Grecosunotels Lito Hotel Photograph of Grecosunotels Lito Hotel
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The Grecosunotels Lito Hotel consists of 40 rooms, of which most have a sea view. The hotel has a quiet location on the outskirts of the resort overlooking the Havania beach....

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The Hera Village Hotel is set in the Bay of Mirabello. The hotel has been built in a traditional Cretan village design and affords panoramic views across to Aghios Nikolaos and to Spingalonga Island....

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The family run Mantraki Aparthotel is constructed and furnished in typical Cretan style, providing well equipped self catering accommodation in a quiet location within easy reach of resort amenities....

Mikro Village Hotel Photograph of Mikro Village Hotel
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In a peaceful location in the small village of Xirokambos, just over 1.5km from the resort centre of Agios Nikolaos. An ideal choice for couples and families seeking a quiet and relaxing holiday....

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Comfortable self catering accommodation with views over the local area. ...

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Combining the privacy of having your own luxury home with all the advantages and facilities of a resort, the 5 detached Miramare Luxury Villas offer the highest quality of accommodation in an idyllic ...

Palazzo Arhontiko Apartments Photograph of Palazzo Arhontiko Apartments
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A small complex of just 10 apartments in an ideal central location at the heart of Agios Nikolaos and next to the Kitroplateia beach....

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Pleiades is a complex of nine luxurious and individually designed villas. All of the villas offer guests private swimming pools overlooking the Mirabella gulf and are an ideal choice for those seeking...

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The Porto Maltese is a small guest-house situated on the coastal road at the centre of Agios Nikolaos, offering a comfortable base in a convenient location....

Saint Nicolas Bay Hotel Photograph of Saint Nicolas Bay Hotel
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Saint Nicolas Bay Hotel offers attentive service and elegant suites and villas with private pools. It is set in waterfront gardens with a Blue Flag private beach, scuba diving school and water sports ...

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This magnificent deluxe hotel sits on a picturesque headland and provides an ideal setting for those seeking beauty, comfort and relaxation....

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This beachfront small hotel combines a welcoming and friendly atmosphere with being close to the town and all the local amenities....

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This modern apartment complex makes a great base for enjoying the resort beaches and amenities....

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Situated on the seafront around 1.5km from the resort centre, the Vasia Ormos Hotel provides a quiet base to enjoy the local area....

Aghios Nikolaos Reviews

Holiday Date:25th Aug 2017
Accommodation:Minos Beach Art Hotel
Room:Junior Suite - Garden View
Board:Half Board
(4 suns)

Beautiful resort.

Holiday Date:8th Aug 2017
Accommodation:Alantha Apartments
Room:Studio
Board:Self Catering
(4 suns)

Lovely sleepy resort with plenty of places to eat and drink. There are many. Beaches and coves to choose from. The resort is quite pricy and has exclusive shops there are some lovely clubs but not a cheap night out. The Greek food is excellent and highly recommend the Greek night and FRIENDS bar. The local people are so friendly and giving would definitely visit again.

Holiday Date:1st Aug 2017
Accommodation:Alantha Apartments
Room:Studio
Board:Self Catering
(4 suns)

A lovely feel to the resort, quiet but lots to see and do. Great restaurants too!

Holiday Date:22nd Jul 2017
Accommodation:Mare and Olympus Apartments
Room:1 Bedroom Apt - Sidesea View
Board:All Inclusive
(5 suns)

Beautiful resort. Town has plenty to offer with beaches, shops, excellent selection of cafes, harbour and not too far from airport.

Holiday Date:11th Jul 2017
Accommodation:Santa Marina Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin
Board:All Inclusive
(4 suns)

Absolutely gorgeous. Really pretty.

Holiday Date:3rd Jul 2017
Accommodation:Miramare Resort Hotel
Room:Superior Double Or Twin - Sea View
Board:Half Board
(4 suns)

We enjoyed the little town and marina, also quite a good beach near the hotel - (by Crete standards)!

Holiday Date:2nd Jul 2017
Accommodation:Mirabello Beach and Village Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin - Sea View
Board:All Inclusive
(5 suns)

Lovely town 30 minutes walk away, 6 euro each way in a taxi. Lovely bars, restaurants and shops. Would thoroughly recommend.

Holiday Date:23rd May 2017
Accommodation:Lato Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(4 suns)

Aghios nice town but bit expensive compared to other towns we visited in area.

Holiday Date:5th May 2017
Accommodation:Mare and Olympus Apartments
Room:Studio
Board:All Inclusive
(5 suns)

Caters for all needs with many tavernas serving food and playing music to suit everyone. Choice of beaches ranging from safe sandy beeches to more adventurous rocky beaches. You also have a marina harbour and lake all within a 15 minute walk.

Holiday Date:18th Oct 2016
Accommodation:Miramare Resort Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin - Side Sea View
Board:Half Board
(5 suns)

I have been returning to Aghios Nikolaos every year since 1974. It offers all I would want in a friendly relaxing holiday. Plenty of restaurants, shops, beautiful olive wood and native products and wonderful jewellery (if one can afford it). Beaches, stoney and sandy. Ancient Greek archaeological sites within reach. Water sports and playgrounds.

Holiday Date:27th Sep 2016
Accommodation:Lato Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(4 suns)

Lovely picturesque harbour type village with plenty of souvenir shops, restaurants and bars, a nice harbour to look round with cruise liners calling in, plenty of boat excursions available or just sit on the harbour front watching the world go by.

Holiday Date:3rd Sep 2016
Accommodation:Alantha Apartments
Room:Studio
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(5 suns)

Lovely restaurants by the lake, 3 small beaches within walking distance with relaxed atmosphere. Not too commercialised, perfect for pleasant evenings having good value meals and a few drinks. Great to mix with the Cretan locals.

Holiday Date:30th Aug 2016
Accommodation:Avra Collection Coral Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin - Land View
Board:Half Board
(5 suns)

Beautiful resort very quaint and such a relaxing resort.

Holiday Date:27th Aug 2016
Accommodation:Ariadne Beach Hotel
Room:Bungalow - Promo
Board:All Inclusive
(4 suns)

Not a heap to do really but it is a lovely resort. Full of tourist shops, bars and restaurants. Busy but not overcrowded. Lovely beaches too - clean and big.

Holiday Date:26th Jul 2016
Accommodation:Avra Collection Coral Hotel
Room:Single - Land View
Board:Half Board
(5 suns)

Fantastic place and so picturesque.

Holiday Date:30th Jun 2016
Accommodation:Avra Collection Hermes Hotel
Room:Standard Room - City View
Board:Half Board
(4 suns)

A lovely town with plenty of restaurants and bars and stunning views.

Holiday Date:27th Jun 2016
Accommodation:Ariadne Beach Hotel
Room:Superior Bungalow - Side Sea View
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(5 suns)

A mix of restaurants all serving lovely food. Some around the inland lake and others on the sea.

Holiday Date:7th Jun 2016
Accommodation:Avra Collection Hermes Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin - Sea View
Board:Half Board
(5 suns)

Lovely and friendly. Lots going on.

Holiday Date:7th Jun 2016
Accommodation:Avra Collection Hermes Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin - Sea View
Board:Half Board
(5 suns)

No change always very good.

Holiday Date:22nd May 2016
Accommodation:Mirabello Beach and Village Hotel
Room:Bungalow - Sharing Pool
Board:All Inclusive
(5 suns)

The town was really nice with the lake and bars worth a visit.

Holiday Date:13th May 2016
Accommodation:Santa Marina Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin
Board:All Inclusive
(5 suns)

It is a lovely resort quite up market. It is a town first. Lovely promenade to walk along, Amouda Beach was lovely. Lots of restaurants and bars. The lake is very picturesque. Found a lovely restaurant offering Cretan Tapas very nice overlooking the lake. Went to Elonda on the bus which was nice We also hired out a scooter and went to very lovely beach in Istron also went up to Krista.

Holiday Date:11th May 2016
Accommodation:Mirabello Beach and Village Hotel
Room:Bungalow - Garden View
Board:All Inclusive
(4 suns)

We didn't go outside of the hotel so unable to comment on facilities.

Holiday Date:10th May 2016
Accommodation:Miramare Resort Hotel
Room:1 Bedroom Suite - Sea View - Private Pool
Board:Ultra All Inclusive
(5 suns)

Quieter town but very scenic with lovely bars and restaurants. Great if you want a relaxing time.

Holiday Date:14th Oct 2015
Accommodation:Havania Apartments
Room:2 Bedroom Apt - Garden/Sea View
Board:Half Board
(4 suns)

Very nice resort, plenty of shops and bars, harbour was nice to sit out day or night, loved it.

Holiday Date:6th Oct 2015
Accommodation:Alantha Apartments
Room:Studio - Inland View
Board:Self Catering
(3 suns)

Loved Aghios Nikolaos but advise very many steps and pavements, not suitable to those with even minor ailments. Some restaurants overcharge to a ridiculous degree for poor quality and small portions but not all, some good quality and large portions. Enjoyed the ambiance and the friendliness of all.

Holiday Date:6th Oct 2015
Accommodation:Avra Collection Hermes Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin - Sea View
Board:All Inclusive
(5 suns)

I think its the best place in Crete as my friend and I have been going to Aghios Nikolaos for 30 years. It has lots of character and everyone is so friendly, we love it.

Holiday Date:6th Oct 2015
Accommodation:Miramare Resort Hotel
Room:Superior Double Or Twin - Sea View - Private Pool
Board:All Inclusive
(4 suns)

Very nice small town with good choice of restaurants.

Holiday Date:26th Sep 2015
Accommodation:Mirabello Beach and Village Hotel
Room:Bungalow - Sharing Pool
Board:All Inclusive
(4 suns)

The resort was very quiet being the end of the season and we found the hotel location was not too far from the town. We would recommend to friends.

Holiday Date:23rd Sep 2015
Accommodation:Ariadne Beach Hotel
Room:Bungalow - Side Sea View
Board:Half Board
(5 suns)

Nice city with Wednesday market.

Holiday Date:13th Sep 2015
Accommodation:Miramare Resort Hotel
Room:1 Bedroom Suite - Sea View - Private Pool
Board:All Inclusive
(3 suns)

A bit scruffy in parts but some nice restaurants. Not much there really but we only went for a lazy holiday.

Holiday Date:8th Sep 2015
Accommodation:Alantha Apartments
Room:1 Bedroom Apt
Board:Self Catering
(5 suns)

Aghios Nikolaos had everything and more anyone could want from their holiday. When you leave the apartment you can turn left for a 5 minute walk which takes you to a beautiful beach and restaurants with %uFE0Fsun loungers and the opportunity for water sports. If you turn right leaving the apartment heading to the heart of Aghios Nikolaos you will find plenty of nice pubs and shops on your way to the restaurants. I found Aghios Nikolaos to be surprisingly cheap for both eating out and buying everyday supplies. Booking attractions like water parks or the spinalonga tour couldn't have been easier. Overall it was an incredible stay in one of the most beautiful holiday destinations I have ever seen.

Holiday Date:24th Aug 2015
Accommodation:Lato Hotel
Room:Single
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(5 suns)

Aghios Nikolaos is a lovely town. I was visiting to relax so can't comment on the nightlife but there are plenty of nice shops and restaurants.

Holiday Date:31st Jul 2015
Accommodation:Mirabello Beach and Village Hotel
Room:Bungalow - Sharing Pool
Board:All Inclusive
(5 suns)

Lovely town to visit!

Holiday Date:31st Jul 2015
Accommodation:Avra Collection Hermes Hotel
Room:Single
Board:All Inclusive
(5 suns)

Picturesque, friendly, easy to hire car, bike to get around. Bars were all very welcoming, there was something for everyone.

Holiday Date:18th Jun 2015
Accommodation:Santa Marina Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin
Board:Half Board
(5 suns)

Lovely beach and Marina area, great views of a stunning landscape.

Holiday Date:5th Jun 2015
Accommodation:Miramare Resort Hotel
Room:1 Bedroom Suite - Sea View - Private Pool
Board:All Inclusive
(3 suns)

Town was ok nothing special.

Holiday Date:2nd Jun 2015
Accommodation:Mirabello Beach and Village Hotel
Room:Single - Garden View
Board:All Inclusive
(5 suns)

Lovely, better than anywhere else we saw . Go on glass bottom boat it's really good.

Holiday Date:2nd Jun 2015
Accommodation:Avra Collection Hermes Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin
Board:All Inclusive
(4 suns)

This is a beautiful city, lots to see and boat trips. Also the little blue train, the number 3 excursion to Kritsa, was well worth it.

Holiday Date:19th May 2015
Accommodation:Avra Collection Hermes Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin - Sea View
Board:All Inclusive
(5 suns)

This is a lovely resort with a lake with bars and tavernas set round it, lots of high quality jewellers, a huge marina with luxury yachts. At no time would you ever think there were financial problems in Greece.

Holiday Date:18th Oct 2014
Accommodation:Avra Collection Hermes Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin - Sea View
Board:All Inclusive
(5 suns)

Quite an upmarket resort. Good bars and shops. Fantastic scenery. Although there are a couple of small beaches, I would not say this is a resort for children. Definitely an adult resort.

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Beaches

There is a number of sheltered sandy beaches in and around Aghios Nikolaos and although many of them are small they are all within a 15 minute walk. Ammos beach is the nearest which is a sandy public beach by the marina. Alternatively there is Kitroplatia, a shingle and sand beach, and on the way to Elouda are the beaches of Ammoudi and Havania where there are beach bars, watersports and sun loungers.

Nearby Attractions

Just a twenty minute drive away is the resort of Elounda which is a large and lively Cretan resort. Elounda harbour provides an endless array of boat trips including the popular trip to the haunting island of Spinalonga, a former leper colony.

Quick Facts

Heraklion Airport is approximately 66 km away - transfer time approx. 60-90 minutes.

Aghios Nikolaos is also fondly known as Ag Nik.

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