The town of Aghios Nikolaos, on the eastern side of Crete, is an international and cosmopolitan resort and now one of the most desirable resorts in Greece for those wanting a luxury holiday. Once a small fishing village, it retains a picturesque tranquillity despite the increase in tourism in recent years. For evening entertainment, Aghios Nikolaos is certainly a popular location and draws visitors from a selection of nearby resorts. Prices in the town remain low and there are enough activities to cater for all walks of life. After many decades of tourism it has built a name for itself as being one of the most developed resorts in the whole of Greece.
Things to do in Aghios Nikolaos
The region has many activities on offer including fine dining in one of many charming tavernas, sightseeing and water sports. The most popular pastime is undoubtedly water sport. Jet skis and banana boats can be hired on the beach and para-sailing and water skiiing is also available. Boat excursions can also be arranged, departing from the beach. These excursions will take visitors to other nearby beaches and tourist attractions. Guided tours of the area can also be arranged by one of the tourist agencies operating in the city. There are also numerous opportunities for night-time entertainment at a variety of bars and discos.
Visitors who are more interested in the traditional culture of the city and surrounding areas can enjoy trips to many of the local ruins and architectural landmarks which can be arranged by both hotels and tourist agencies. During the summer there are cultural events with music, dancing and theatrical performances.
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