Aghios Nikolaos

Aghios Nikolaos, 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.

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 (31)

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

Daios Cove Luxury Resort & Villas Photograph of Daios Cove Luxury Resort & Villas
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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

Faedra Beach Hotel Photograph of Faedra Beach Hotel
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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

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

Minos Beach Art Hotel Photograph of Minos Beach Art Hotel
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This hotel offers luxury 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

Mistral Bay Hotel Photograph of Mistral Bay Hotel
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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

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

Cretan Village Hotel & Apartments Photograph of Cretan Village Hotel & Apartments
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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

Havania Apartments Photograph of Havania Apartments
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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

Coral Hotel - Adults Only Photograph of Coral Hotel - Adults Only
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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

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

Miramare Resort & Spa Photograph of Miramare Resort & Spa
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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

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

Wyndham Grand Crete Mirabello Bay Photograph of Wyndham Grand Crete Mirabello Bay
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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 families an...

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

Hermes Hotel Photograph of Hermes Hotel
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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

Almiros Beach Hotel Photograph of Almiros Beach Hotel
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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....

Candia Park Village Hotel Photograph of Candia Park Village Hotel
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A traditional Greek style holiday village offering an extensive array of facilities and watersports for all ages, ideal for those seeking a holiday with easy access of both Aghios Nikolaos and Elounda...

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....

Mantraki Apartments Photograph of Mantraki Apartments
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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....

Meliti Hotel - Adults Only Photograph of Meliti Hotel - Adults Only
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The Meliti Hotel boasts spectacular seafront views of the Aegean Sea, not too far from the centre of Crete. With the beach located a mere 250m away, this stylish pick suits couples seeking a blissful ...

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....

Minos Palace Hotel and Suites Photograph of Minos Palace Hotel and Suites
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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....

Mirabella Apartments Photograph of Mirabella Apartments
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Comfortable self catering accommodation with views over the local area. ...

Miramare Luxury Villas Photograph of Miramare Luxury Villas
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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....

Pleiades Luxurious Villas Photograph of Pleiades Luxurious Villas
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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...

Porto Maltese Hotel Photograph of Porto Maltese Hotel
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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 ...

Sgouros Hotel Photograph of Sgouros Hotel
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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....

Vasia Ormos Hotel Photograph of Vasia Ormos Hotel
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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....

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Aghios Nikolaos Reviews

Mrs B Ashworth, Preston

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

Beautiful resort.

Mr S Pearson , Leeds

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.

Mr N Wright, Hebburn

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!

Mr O Warner, Bournemouth

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.

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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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