The Agios Nikolaos Chapel, Crete
Agios Nikolaos Chapel

The Agios Nikolaos Chapel is a small and beautiful chapel in the middle of the sea.

✦ How to Get to the Agios Nikolaos Chapel

Georgioupolis Beach

The countryside and the towns of the island of Crete have a great number of holy sites. And this reflects the religious character in Crete through the ages.

On a road trip to Chania, then you will come across the Georgioupolis beach. This is a nice beach that combines a nice local flair mixed with a few tourist shops.

And from here, you will see a little, beautiful, and a white chapel at a distance, some meters away from the beach.

✦ The Location of the Chapel

Agios Nikolaos Chapel

The chapel is located in the sea. Venture out and visit the Agios Nikolaos Chapel.


✦ How to Get to the Agios Nikolaos Chapel

Georgioupolis Beach

Certainly, to get to this little chapel is not as easy as it may seem.

The pier is long and hard to walk on. Thus make sure that you wear comfortable walking shoes. Besides, you have to watch out that you don’t fall down because there are hundreds of crabs in between the stones. And the waves break over the pier unless there is no wind at all.

But once you get to the chapel, it is well worth the walk.

✦ How Best to Experience the Chapel

The best time to visit the Agios Nikolaos Chapel is in the morning hours. This is because there are no high tides or wind.

The chapel itself, it’s very small, beautiful, and in the middle of the sea, but a real chapel nevertheless. And the view over the bay is stunning.

✦ How is the Chapel

Agios Nikolaos Chapel

This is a traditional Greek fishermen’s chapel set on a rocky outcrop in the sea. Inside, there is a little altar at the back and you can burn a candle.

You can’t miss out on this one when on the island of Crete.

Georgioupolis Beach

Some Tips

  • Don’t go out there if it’s high tide because you are at the risk of being swept by the sea
  • The chapel is used  for  weddings and photoshoots

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