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Holidays in Aghios Nikolaos

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Language: Greek

Currency: Euros

Local time: GMT/BST+2

Nearest Airport


The fun never stops in Crete’s Aghios Nikolaos, from the beaches to the colourful and arty culture, you will be left feeling inspired. This medium-sized coastal town offers lots to do, but with a chilled vibe. Easily navigable on foot, you’ll be able to quickly familiarise yourself with Aghios Nikolaos, and discover all its quirks and hidden gems.

With a wide variety of beach-front restaurants, buzzing bars and unique shops, Aghios Nikolaos has plenty of holiday-style facilities. You might find yourself catching some rays on the Ammos Beach or shopping ‘til you drop in the many stores selling creative, unique items.

Although you may feel far away from the bigger cities of Crete, Aghios Nikolaos is only an hour away from the city of Heraklion, so if you’re fancying something more lively you can take a trip there.

From sailing away on a boat tour to learning the local history in a museum, holidays to Aghios Nikolaos are sun-filled and perfectly relaxing.

Top Aghios Nikolaos Resorts


If you love the lifestyle of busy cities, then Heraklion is for you. It’s the life and soul of the party with its popular restaurants, local shops and architecture. There are loads of things to do in Heraklion. If you want an adrenaline rush then why not try The Off Road Buggy Adventure? If zooming around on bumpy tracks isn’t quite to your taste, then how about visiting the Heraklion Archaeological Museum to learn the history behind the beautiful buildings of Crete.


This small town is a charming place to go if you’re looking for an adventure. Sitia is the ideal place to explore, and as you work your way around the town you can expect to enjoy the likes of sandy beaches, architectural beauties, and shimmering bays.

Every Sunday, the whole town of Sitia puts on a delightful parade called the Volta, where the locals parade around the town in their finery for the cafés and tavernas.

Arrive early (6 pm), snaffle a good seat al fresco in a bar, and enjoy the show!


If you’re partial to relaxing on quieter, more secluded bays, then Makrigialos and its surrounding areas are perfect for you. The town itself is full of character and has a great variety of local cafés, bars and tavernas to choose from. With the breathtaking views of the mountains, it makes an ideal setting to sit and watch the world go by.

Things to Do in Aghios Nikolaos

Exploring Aghios Nikolaos...

Lake Voulismeni

What better way to relax than a calming walk around a beautiful lake? And Lake Voulismeni certainly is beautiful. Surrounded by cafés and restaurants, you won’t find a better place to relax. Why not grab a good book and read the afternoon away while enjoying a fruity cocktail? Or maybe dinner with a view is more up your street?  

Cretan Olive Oil Farm

Fun and educational for all the family, the Cretan Olive Oil Farm is a fantastic tour to take if you are looking for something you wouldn’t usually have the chance to do.

Learn how the Olive Oil Farm works, while enjoying the wonderful rolling landscape of Crete. This interesting tour will teach you all you need to know and more about olive oil, learning fun facts along the way and sampling the produce at the end, this is an experience that the whole family will love.

Ammoudi Beach

In the mood to lay back and relax on a tip top sandy beach? Then head down to the Ammoudi Beach! A charming place to relax in the sun, the water is clear and shallow, ideal for a dip to cool off. If you start to feel thirsty then you can head to one of the many cafés or bars surrounding the beach and cool down with a refreshing drink.

If relaxing isn’t your thing, have no fear, there are still plenty of places to explore around Ammoudi Beach. With the nearby coves and easy access to the town, there is something for everyone.

Crete Semi Submarine

If sea life is your thing, then you won’t want to miss out on this experience. Dive down deep and discover the beauty of the sea creatures and their natural habitat with a trip on this big yellow submarine-boat (or glass-bottomed boat to you and me). Loved by kiddies and adults alike, this is ideal if you’re not too keen on going full-on scuba.

Aghios Nikolaos Marina

Take yourself down to the marina and enjoy an afternoon’s people watching. Filled with glittering yachts and powerboats, a spell here is like no other form of window shopping.

Food and drink in Aghios Nikolaos

When it comes to food and drink, Aghios Nikolaos takes itself seriously. Traditional Greek cuisine is the order of the day here, so expect fresh as can be fish, and flavour-punching dishes including taramasalata, crisp spanakopita, and delicious deep-fried courgette balls. Traditional Greek dishes include Gyros which is meat sliced and roasted, served alongside tomatoes, onions and other garnishes in a pitta bread.

The Mediterranean cuisine is also very popular around Aghios Nikolaos, so don’t be surprised if you see the likes of paella and coriander lime chicken on the menu.

Going to Aghios Nikolaos with easyJet holidays

Aghios Nikolaos is a great holiday for everyone, with plenty of things to do for kids and adults there’s no chance of anyone getting bored on this trip! The beautiful views and the fun activities make for a holiday you and your family won’t forget in a long time.

easyJet holidays makes booking your trip easy, enjoyable and hassle-free, and best of all, you can even save money by booking your flights and hotel together with us.

Aghios Nikolaos not right for you? Why not browse through our other holidays in Crete for more inspiration to find the perfect holiday for you.