Whether you’re a beach lover or a night owl, you’re sure to find something for you in the vibrant resort of Aghios Nikolaos on Crete’s northern coast. Providing a beautiful backdrop to your holiday, this charming, activity-packed town caters to the needs of all who visit. From the resort, you can go on many day trips, such as visiting an olive farm or the Monastery of Faneromeni, meaning you’re sure to come away with some great memories. And with so many tavernas and nightclubs in Aghios Nikolaos itself, you’ll have plenty to do when the sun goes down too.
Blessed with five long, golden beaches, you’ll never be short of somewhere to lay back and relax in Aghios Nikolaos. Just a short taxi boat ride puts all five of these stunning, family-friendly spots well within your grasp. They’re all great for paddling with the kids or just sitting back and topping up your tan.
If you’re into your water sport competitions, then check the dates of Aghios Nikolaos’ famous Naval Week. This is when such events as artistic swimming, water skiing and windsurfing contests take place all along the resort’s waterfront.
Fun at the farm
For a great day out, try the Cretan Olive Oil Farm, which is only a short distance from Aghios Nikolaos. This family run attraction is a fun day for both couples and families alike. Offering an exciting tour detailing the process of making olive oil, you’ll get the chance to make your own delicious olive oil and even enjoy some folk dancing.
Get cultural at the monastery
Built in a hillside over the Minoan city of Gournia, the Monastery of Faneromeni gives a tranquil view of the spectacular Greek countryside. On arrival, you’ll find a church with numerous fascinating paintings capturing the raw talent of great artists. Take in the intense mountain views from the top as you look down on the world below.