Situated on the east coast of Crete, Aghios Nikolaos is one of the most popular Greek island resorts and is close to beautiful towns and bays. This part of the island is blessed with picturesque beaches and great hotels – the town's beautiful harbour and stunning taverna-lined lake attracts holidaymakers from all around the world. Holidays in Aghios Nikolaos give you the best of traditional Greece with a modern twist. Enjoy great food, friendly hotels and amazing nightlife. Catch a boat trip to the island of Spinalonga, a popular destination lying just off the mainland, explore the neighbouring resort of Elounda with its pretty shops and lively restaurants or simply chill out by the pool. The town has much to offer – take a walk along the harbour front where lively young crowds and Greek fashionistas flock for the evening, enjoy the lively ambience of the seafront cafes and head to one of the nearby beaches and watch the sun set. No trip to Aghios Nikolaos is complete without savouring the mouth-watering Souvlaki (pork) skewers, tzatziki, xygalo, paidakia and kataifi dessert at one of the nondescript and al fresco tavernas here. The food is amazingly flavourful and ingredients absolutely fresh.
Travel anytime from March to December to escape the harsh winter and bask in the sunny climes of Crete’s beaches. Most summer months have temperatures than vary between a sultry 20° C to toasty 30° C. Aghios Nikolaos holidays are perfect if you want a weekend getaway or a longer sunshine retreat, and Crete is a great choice for sun worshippers!
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