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Things to do in Agios Nikolaos

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Lake
“The lake of Agios Nikolaos in the centre of town is the most famous landmark of Agios Nikolaos for visitors and locals alike.The lake of Agios Nikolaos is also known as Voulismeni (“sunken”), and by the unattractive name of Vromolimni (“Stinkylake”), acquired in times past, when the stagnant waters of the lake gave off an unpleasant smell until a channel was cut to the sea in 1867. That was also when the small bridge was built by Pasha Kostis Adosides. The lake of Agios Nikolaos has distinctive vertical walls reminiscent of a volcanic crater, which is why some people believe that it was created by a sunken volcano. Though seemingly plausible, this theory has gradually lost ground and today ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“If you want to eat meat next to the lake of Agios Nikolaos this place is perfect”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“All day beach bar , cafe', restaurant . Night club featuring live music and Gust DJ's!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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  • 5 locals recommend
Church
“ It is considered to be an extremely significant example of Byzantine architecture dated to the 9th century.”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
  • 2 locals recommend
Bus Station
“There is a local bus service from Aghios Nikolaos to Kritsa several times a day. The buses are more frequent in the summer months and the fare to Aghios Nikolaos is approximately 1.80 euro p.p. each way. You buy your tickets from the mini market on the left hand side just down the road from the bus top on the square From Aghios Nikolaos bus station, you can catch other buses to all other area's of the island.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Very nice place for a good lunch after the beach. Delicious the pasta with seafood!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Café
“One of the oldest cafe' in the town with amazing view of the lake Voulismeni. Creta coffees, sweets, drinks, breakfast! a must!”
  • 1 local recommends
Greek Restaurant
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“Very relaxed Traditional Greek taverna very friendly staff and excellent food, Agios Nikolaos”
  • 4 locals recommend
Beach
  • 2 locals recommend
Harbour / Marina
“The visitor can walk around the city and explore small beaches with clear water for swimming and a coffee!”
  • 27 locals recommend
Bar
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
“Agios Nikolaos - Friendly bar with a good atmosphere and a terrace with a great view across the harbor”
  • 3 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“If you want to eat meat next to the lake of Agios Nikolaos this place is perfect”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“All day beach bar , cafe', restaurant . Night club featuring live music and Gust DJ's!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Very nice place for a good lunch after the beach. Delicious the pasta with seafood!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Greek Restaurant
“Very relaxed Traditional Greek taverna very friendly staff and excellent food, Agios Nikolaos”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Mediateranian cuisine,fresh products, very nice invironment,and friendly stuff.Choose to get a table either with a view to the sea an lake,or in the back yeard,if weather conditions allow it. Do not miss to order the bruscets from eptazimo, a traditional kind of cretan bread., with white wine. Enjoy!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
  • 2 locals recommend

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