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Top Things To Do In Agios Nikolaos

Just before ending our summer holiday on Crete Island, we decided to visit the city of Agios Nikolaos.

This is a coastal and bustling city that lies on the east of the island.

✦ Things to do in Agios Nikolaos:

✦ 1. Hang Our Around The Lake Voulismeni

Lake Voulismeni Agio Nikolaos

Lake Voulismeni is the distinctive feature of the town of Agio Nikolaos. And since the late 1870s, the lake is connected by the use of a channel to the old harbor.

Besides, the area around the lake is surrounded and overlooked by cafes and restaurants. Making it the most delightful place to pass the time for the local residents and visitors.

✦ 2. Chill Out at the Paralia Kitroplatia Beach

 Kitroplatia Beach Agio Nikolaos

The beach is located in a small bay and is surrounded by houses and charming restaurants. It is a sandy and a rocky beach thas has very clear water.

Some Tips For This Beach

Agio Nikolaos
  • The parking is not far from the beach
  • No water sports
  • You can rent sunshades and lounges

✦ 3. Learn About the Horn of Amalthea

Horn of Amalthea Agio Nikolaos

The Horn of Amalthea is an eternal symbol of abundance. Indeed, this is one of the outstanding attractions in the town of Agio Nikolaos. It is located next to the Europa monument and the beach.


✦ 4. Admire the Abduction Of Europa Monument

Europa Monument Agio Nikolaos

The Europa monument is located along the coast of the Agios Nikolaos. It is also based on Greek mythology and it is believed to be the mother of Europe.

✦ 5. Visit the Agios Nikolaos Chapel

Agios Nikolaos Chapel
Agios Nikolaos Chapel

There are quite a number of churches in Agios Nikolaos including the church which lends its name to the town. This church is Agios Nikolaos Chapel.

This is a traditional Greek fishermen’s chapel set on a rocky outcrop in the sea.

✦ 6. Experience Crete Semi Submarine

Crete Semi Submarine Experience

Take a stroll up to the square and down the other side of the town. This will get you to the marina, where another seafront offers its beauty of dazzling yachts and beautiful views.

Here, you can choose the Crete Semi Submarine experience. This actually an adventure with a converted catamaran in the sea to discover the aquatic life of Agios Nikolaos on the island of Crete.

7. Shop in Agios Nikolaos

Agio Nikolaos

The town has a number of shops that sell the original Cretan items. These include house decors, woven fabrics, pure leather items, and many other local products.

Last but not least, Agios Nikolaos is a relaxing and peaceful town with fabulous views and many activities.

The activities include swimming, sailing, rock climbing, and even diving. Another reason for you to add this to your bucket list!

Some Tip For Agio Nikolaos

Crete Island
  • The sea is superb
  • There are a number of nice bays and beaches in the area around this city
  • You can walk to all the beaches in the city

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