An ideal destination for family holidays in Crete, Agios Nikolaos is full of interesting sites, monuments and attractions.
Agios Nikolaos harbor
The harbor and the lagoon are the main attractions of the town of Agios Nikolaos.
Surrounded by quaint, old houses, the port is a charming place for a long stroll.
The town is illuminated in the evenings by the lights of the shops along the sea side and the "kaiki" (small fishing) boats moored at the dock.
The lagoon is surrounded by a small park with a trail, and features traditional fishing boats, an amphitheatre and many cafés.
The small circular lake in the center of the town of Agios Nikolaos, connected with the sea through a channel, is one of the local attractions, not only because of its unique beauty, but also because of the cozy cafés around it, offering a great view to the traditional fishing boats.
According to the myth, the goddess Athena used to bathe in the (as the legend has is) "bottomless", magical lake of the town.
The archaeological museum
The archaeological museum of Agios Nikolaos showcases archaeological finds from the Neolithic era, Minoan remains, important items of the Daedalic Period, and few Greco-Roman finds.
Saint Nicolas Chapel
The town of Agios Nikolaos is named after the Saint Nicolas chapel, built on the Nissi during the 7th century AD.
A must see attraction of the area, with a number of well-preserved frescoes; it rewards its visitors with a breathtaking view of the town and the Mirabello bay.
Most of the town’s beaches are awarded with the Blue Flag of the EU and their blue-green waters will blow your minds away.
Different kinds of water activities are organized there, including daily boats trips around the island.
Not far from Agios Nikolaos, there are plenty of other beaches for you to explore.