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.

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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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

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
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
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.

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Please note: the comments above are the subjective opinions of customers and not of Ltd


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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