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Agios Nikolaos

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Agios Nikolaos is an extremely popular spot. Numerous restaurants, bars, and night clubs give the place its characteristic cosmopolitan atmosphere. A beautiful lake dominates the place. Legend has it that the goddesses Athena and Artemis used to bathe in its waters which are connected with the volcano in Santorini.

A narrow channel of water connects the lake with the sea, while an imposing backdrop of red rock and trees adds to the natural beauty of the scenery. Near the lake, an open theater hosts artistic and cultural events throughout the summer.


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Sisi Harbor

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Port

Schisma Harbor

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Agios Nikolaos Marina

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Marina

The Marina of Agios Nikolaos, well protected in all weather conditions, is built to European standards and is capable of accommodating up to 255 boats all year round. The Marina provides all the necessary facilities for a pleasant short or long stay for yacht passengers and a safe environment for the boats.

Plakas Anchorage

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Agia Varvara Beach

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Beach

A small cove with fine sand that the Minoans used as a port. Here lie excavated Minoan tombs and shells.

The beach just west of the Milatos Beach is located 33 kilometers northwest from Agios Nikolaos, approximately 2 km from the village of Milatos. This sandy beach in front of the Hotel 'Minos Imperial' is the best in the region and this leads to a small dirt road from the beach of Milatos.

Plaka Beach

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Beach

Pebble beach located 16 kilometers north of Agios Nikolaos, 5 km north of the tourist resort of Elounda. The beach next to the village, which became known worldwide from Victoria Hislop's book of The Island.

The small sandy beach of Milatos front of the small fishing village located 34 kilometers northwest from Saint Nicholas, 2 km north of the village of Milatos. The beach is well protected from the usual winds that blow in the region and has a small port that accommodates small fishing and tourist boats.

The second beach of Milatos, immediately after the fish restaurants, is located 35 kilometers northwest from Agios Nikolaos. The beach has pebbles and is quite exposed to winds of the region, especially in July and August.

Mpoufos Beach at Sisi

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Beach

The small sandy beach Boufos shortly after the harbor in Sissi is 26 kilometers from Agios Nikolaos. Affected by the winds, like all beaches in the area, creating giant waves characteristic of the beach - caution is recommended.

This is a beach in the city center of Agios Nikolaos with sunbeds and snack-bars. There are pebbles, grass and has many trees around where the shade they provide offer visitors a comfortable spot.

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Sisi Beach

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Small, sandy beach, in front of the harbor of Sissi, located 26 kilometers northwest from Agios Nikolaos and 41 km east of Heraklion. The area affected by the winds.

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The Kitroplateia is a beach in the city center of Agios Nikolaos with deck chairs and umbrellas and is sheltered from the winds. Visitors can enjoy all the comforts of the beach because it is in the heart of the city.

The quiet pebbly beach Karavostasi lies 12 km South from Agios Nikolaos, west of the resort village Istron and on the main road leading from Agios Nikolaos to Sitia and Ierapetra. Beach is sheltered from the wind.

Very nice, sandy beach, near the hotel Kalimera Kriti, located 27 kilometers northwest from Agios Nikolaos. Although is very close to the same coastline with the beaches of Agia Varvara, Sissi and Mpoufos is not affected by the winds.

Avlaki Beach at Sisi

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Beach

The beach groove (1 kilometer after the harbor in Sissi) is a beach with pebbles located 27 kilometers northwest from Agios Nikolaos. Not affected by the winds which is the main advantage because it is not particularly attractive.

The quietpebble beach of Agios Panteleimon is located 12 km South from Agios Nikolaos (next to the beach Karavostasi) ahead of the holiday village and Istro on the main road leading from Agios Nikolaos to Sitia and Ierapetra. Beach is sheltered from the wind.

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The long sandy beach Almyros is the best beach in town, located about 1 kilometer south of the center of Agios Nicholaos in a well protected from the wind inlet. It is very well organized beach providing swimmers all the comforts with deck chairs and umbrellas, almost in the city and ideal for families with young children because it has shallow waters.

The sandy beach Ammos is located near the city center and is sheltered from the winds. Visitors to the beach have at their disposal all the tourist infrastructure of the city for accommodation, food, fun and entertainment, shops,many services and the opportunity before or after their swim to see all the beauties of the city and the region.

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Ammoudara Beach

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Beach

Ammoudaras is a sandy beach. Nearby you will find restaurants, cafes, etc.

The sandy beach of Ammoudi is located in downtown Agios Nicholaos is one of the most popular. It is a beach that offers all the amenities for swimmers.

Anogeia Beach

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Small, pebbled beach, with crystal clear waters. The beach is not organized and consists mainly of those seeking tranquility.

The pebble beach Vlichadia located 31 kilometers north of Agios Nikolaos, 20 km north of Elounda and 2-3 km north of the small village Skinias (dirt road). Is exposed to northerly winds.

Istro Bay Hotel Beach

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Located 13 km south of the city of Saint Nicholas in the tourist village Istro next to the Chryssi Akti beach in front of the hotel Istro Bay Hotel. Great sandy beach in a cove with turquoise waters and very well organized (sunbeds, umbrellas, sea sports etc).

TheChryssi Akti (i.e Golden Coast) is located 13 km south of the town of Agios Nikolaos in the tourist village Istro.

Sandy beach located in downtown Agios Nicholaos beside the diving center. It is a beach that offers all the amenities for swimmers.

Beautiful sandy beach north of the port, located 11 km north of Agios Nikolaos. Not affected by the wind because they are protected from the peninsula.

It is a sandy beach in the city center of Agios Nikolaos well organized with plenty of sun loungers and parasols. To stay near the beach are all hotels and eating all the restaurants nearby.

Milatos Cave

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Cave

Cave of Milatos is well known for the tragedy that took place in 1823. In winter of 1822-23, Hassan Pasha devastated the Lassithi Plateau.

Creta’s Happy Divers

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Diving Center

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Crete Underwater Center

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Diving Center

Based within the hotel complex, directly on the beach, our facilities include a classroom with modern teaching materials, such as, books and videos in different languages. Authorized by PADI, CMAS, BSAC and IANTD with qualified and experienced instructors, we offer a wide range of courses, according to programs, from the above worldwide recognized organizations.

Pelagos Dive Center

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Diving Center

Pelagos is a fully qualified and established diver training center where learning to dive is made easy and fun by PADI instructors. A relaxed atmosphere combined with the latest teaching methods makes learning easy and fun.

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