Aghios Nikolaos – North Eastern Coast of Crete
If you are looking for a holiday which has a wide range of activities and opportunities then Aghios Nikolaos might be the place for you. The friendly environment makes it ideal for families and couples to come and relax while at the same time it offers plenty of lively activities night and day for singletons to enjoy a fun filled experience. Aghios Nikolaos holidays have typically fantastic Mediterranean weather and stunning island beaches to enjoy it on, along with shallow waters which are ideal for young children.
Transfer will come from Heraklion International Airport which is located a fair distance away. This distance will take at least an hour to cover, but the chance to view much of Crete’s stunning scenery is like an instant excursion on Aghios Nikolaos holidays.
With much to appeal to all tourists over summer you can expect Aghios Nikolaos holidays to offer plenty of options when it comes to accommodation. You will find affordable to luxury rooms in the hotels throughout the resort which are rated between 2 and 5 stars. The luxury hotels provide the ideal accommodation for families looking to relax in comfort with fantastic facilities and services. Those looking for more reasonable priced accommodation will be able to choose from the other hotels in the area which provide great value, as well as the apartments on offer too on Aghios Nikolaos holidays. Whether you are looking for all inclusive, half board or self catering in the resort you will certainly find it.
Public transport is regular with buses running through Aghios Nikolaos going to other resorts along the coast. Taxis are also an option but of course more expensive. Families often make use of hire cars to explore at their own pace.
Aghios Nikolaos – Sightseeing & Activities
There are various beaches along the coast to choose from on Aghios Nikolaos holidays which are perfect for enjoying the long summer days in the resort. Pull up a sun lounger and soak up hours of sun whilst the kids play in the shallow warm waters, or enjoy a little swim yourself to cool down from out of the Mediterranean sun. If you and friends want to liven things up then try out the exhilarating water sports on offer, including jet skiing, water skiing, windsurfing, scuba diving and sailing.
Aghios Nikolaos holidays are much more than just beach entertainment and many people feel that heading in the opposite direction can provide much more pleasure. The vast countryside of Crete has much exotic flora and fauna which are definitely worth exploring via the various tourists trails. At the end of most you will find yourself at a picturesque viewpoint which gives you a panoramic sight.
Popular historical and cultural excursions allow you to delve into the islands heritage during you holiday too. In the large city of Heraklion you will find Knossos Palace and the Heraklion Museum which offers plenty information into intriguing Greek history. In Aghios Nikolaos there is also an archaeological and folk-art museum to explore which shows you what the resort was before it became a popular tourist destination. Excursions to various other places are also popular like Elounda just up the coast and islands Chania and Rethymnon are fun for a day trip.
If shopping is something that you are looking forward to during your Aghios Nikolaos holidays then you will be in luck as there are plenty of options. From boutiques to antiques and jewellery to cutlery, there are plenty of goods on offer in various shops and if you want more still you can find it during excursions to larger resorts on Crete.
Aghios Nikolaos – Cuisine & Nightlife
The cuisine in Aghios Nikolaos is varied because the tourist popularity is so high, so no matter what your preference is you are sure to find it. Eating in your hotel will allow you to choose from various international dishes as they try to appease to variety of tastes that their guests will have. During the day there are plenty of cafes where you can pick up light bites during busy days of exploration. On an evening you will be able to choose from many fine restaurants serving British, Spanish, Italian, Indian and Chinese cuisine during Aghios Nikolaos holidays.
If you are looking to enjoy a lively night out in Aghios Nikolaos then the options are certainly there. Choose from bars and pubs to start the night off with various cocktails in many different colours then perhaps belt out a few songs on the popular karaoke found in most venues. If you want to enjoy a late night then you can head to one of the many clubs which will have you dancing till the morning hours. Families will appreciate the entertainment which tends to be on offer on hotel premises, each night tends to vary.
Aghios Nikolaos - Weather & Climate
You can expect the weather on Aghios Nikolaos holidays during summer to be very good, as is with the whole of Crete during the same period. During the day you can expect to enjoy over around 12 hours of sunshine that is seldom interrupted by clouds in the sky. The temperatures will reach as high as 30°C at times also during the warmest months of July and August. The whole of summer of course offers fine weather stretching from April till October.
Over winter the temperatures will drop, but rarely ever below 10°C during the day. Nights may require a jacket during December and January, during which time the most of the years rain will come. The weather soon picks up and generally as quick as early spring arrives in March time, then temperatures will begin to heighten before summer comes back around.