Agios Nikolaos lies on the east coast of the beautiful Greek island of Crete. With shores lapped by the warm Aegean Sea, surrounded by hills and looking out across the bay to the island of Spinalonga, the resort lies in an idyllic spot. Low cost Agios Nikolaos holidays have wide appeal as there is much to see and do. The resort has a choice of sand and shingle beaches, the main beaches being Kitroplatia, Ammos and Amoundi. You'll find a choice of water sports and excursions around the bay or across to Spinalonga Island. Surprisingly, until the late nineteen fifties, the island was a leper colony and anyone found to have the disease was sent to live there. It was a one way ticket. The centre of town has a very deep lake that is joined to the sea by a narrow canal. It is a popular place for an evening stroll and there are many bars and tavernas around its shore.
Agios Nikolaos provides a range of good quality accommodation from a board basis of room only to all inclusive. When travelling with ever hungry and thirsty children, don't dismiss the all inclusive holidays as being too expensive. Constant nagging for drinks, snacks and meals can add up to a substantial figure. Restaurants, tavernas and bars serve a wide variety of dishes and cater for all tastes and budgets. Greek food is fairly simple but very tasty, so do try local dishes. The Greeks serve mezze as appetisers with drinks, much like the Spanish tapas, and this is a good introduction to traditional cuisine. Local wines are very pleasant and offer really good value. The reort has some lively venues for evening entertainment, but on the whole evenings are a relaxed affair. Aghios Nikolaos has a plethora of shops that supply all you need, from holiday essentials, to clothing and beach toys, to souvenirs and gifts. Gold and silver jewellery, leather goods, soaps, carvings from olive wood, lace and embroidered linens are all popular purchases.
Low cost Agios Nikolaos holidays can be enjoyed from April until late autumn. Temperatures rise from a pleasant twenty degrees in spring, to the low thirties in the height of summer. Several low cost airlines fly to Crete from regional airports. You can check on the Cheekytrip website to see if there are holidays from your local airport.
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