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May 20, 2024

Beaches, Watersports, and Leisure Activities in Agios Nikolaos Crete

Here’s a guide to relaxation and recreation in Agios Nikolaos, Crete, featuring beaches, watersports, and leisure activities. Let’s dive in!

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What to Do in Agios Nikolaos, Crete

Agios Nikolaos is a charming town built around the picturesque Lake Voulismeni. Here are some must-do activities:

  1. Explore the Streets: Wander through the narrow streets, lined with bars, boutiques, and churches. The town’s ambiance is delightful, especially on sunny days.
  2. Boat Rental: Rent a boat (with or without a skipper) and explore the stunning coastline. Don’t miss the chance to visit the nearby Spinalonga Island.
  3. Visit Lake Voulismeni: This beautiful lagoon in the heart of Agios Nikolaos is surrounded by cliffs and offers a serene atmosphere. Enjoy a lakeside meal at ine of the charming taverns.
  4. Take a Boat to Spinalonga: Hop on a boat and visit the historic island of Spinalonga, known for its Venetian fortress and intriguing past.
  5. Explore Elounda Village: Elounda, just a short drive away, is famous for its luxury resorts and villas, and crystal-clear waters.

Beaches in Agios Nikolaos: Where Sand Meets Serenity

Agios Nikolaos boasts several stunning beaches:

  1. Voulisma Beach: White sands and teal waters make this beach a true gem. Fully organized with sunbeds and umbrellas.
  2. Havania Beach: Easily accessible from the town center, it offers golden sands and clear waters.
  3. Ammoudi Beach: Secluded, with bars and restaurants, perfect for sunbathing.
  4. Kitroplateia Beach: Ideal for families, with calm waters near the heart of town.
  5. Almyros Beach: A long stretch of sandy shoreline, Almyros Beach is known for its shallow waters and relaxing atmosphere.
  6. Gargadoros Beach: A hidden gem, Gargadoros Beach offers privacy and stunning views. It’s worth seeking out!
  7. Ammos Beach: Located 500m south of the Agios Nikolaos Lake, Ammos Beach is one of the most central beaches, with shallow waters and beautiful view of the Sitia mountains.
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Watersports & Other Activities

Agios Nikolaos offers more than just sun and sand:

  1. Scuba Diving: Explore the underwater world with diving excursions.
  2. Snorkeling: Discover the marine life near the coast.
  3. Paddleboat or Kayak: Explore the coastline at your own pace.
  4. Watersports: Try SUP, flyboarding, jet skiing, water skiing, and more at Almyros Beach or Ammoudi Beach
  5. Visit Local Museums: Check out the archaeological museum

Wether you’re looking for adrenaline or slow moments by the beach, Agios Nikolaos offers a perfect blend of relaxation, adventure, and cultural exploration.


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