Welcome to Agios Nikolaos


A narrow channel separates the attractive harbour from the circular Voulismeni Lake, whose pedestrianised shore is lined with tourist cafes and restaurants. At night a lively ambience descends on the harbour as lounge-bars fill with stylish young Greeks and holidaymakers from the nearby resorts.


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$76.36 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Santorini Volcano and Palea Kameni Hot Springs Tour from Fira

The tour departs daily from the old port of Fira, at 11:00 in the morning. After only 10 minutes by boat, we'll be arriving at the harbor of Erinia which is the name of the small volcano bay, where we'll be docking for about 1 hour and 15 minutes, during which, if you want, you can follow the path to the top where active craters are. Next we'll be moving to the island of Palea Kameni for the hot springs, the famous mud baths, which were formed as a result of volcanic eruptions. In the small bay of Agios Nikolaos the water temperature ranges from 30 to 35 degrees Celsius, as it mixes continuously with the normal sea currents. The boat will stay here about 30 minutes to allow you to have a healthy bath. After bathing you will return to the old port of Fira at 14:00.

$86.77 Day Trips & Excursions

Spinalonga Island and Cretan Culture Tour with Boat Ride

With this unique minibus tour (max 8 persons) your Eye Travel guide shows you the Spinalonga island and other interesting places. Our first stop is in Agios Nikolaos where we have a fantastic view over the "Bottomless lake". You have some free time for a coffee and a stroll along the most eastern main city of Crete.We pass the charming fishing village of Elounda, well known from the 70's TV series Who pays the Ferryman. After Elounda it is time for SPINALONGA, the last leper colony of Europe. A typical Cretan fishing boat brings you to the island, this takes no more than 10 minutes. On the island our private professional guide waits for you and provide you a tour in the leper village.After finishing the trip on Spinalonga, a fishing boat brings you back to the small village of Plaka. Here you have the chance to enjoy a lunch with a beautiful view on Spinalonga. Plaka is a tiny harbor, so the unique opportunity to eat fresh fish.After our lunch we are heading to an olive oil factory. You get a guided tour through the factory. All facts about olive oil, the pressing methods and grades of olive oil are explained. At the end of the tour you can taste different olive oils and other local products.

$94.47 Day Trips & Excursions

AGIOS NIKOLAOS - ELOUNDA - SPINALONGA

Itinerary starts with pick Up From hotel from 8:30am, drive to the east part of Crete approx 1:30hrs. Arrive at Agios Nikolaos town and stop for approximately 1 hour. Continue to Elounda and arrive after 45 minutes, board the boat for the trip to the island of Spinalonga. Free time there for swim and BBQ.  BBQ INCLUDED ONLY IN GERMAN & ENGLISH LANGUAGE TOUR IN FRENCH LANGUAGE IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE THE BBQ. Return to Elounda by the boat.  Highlights of visit: Walk to Agios Nikolaos town with its elegant inner harbor and see the lake which the locals thought “bottomless” Visit the historical island of Spinalonga the leper colony of a bygone era Enjoy a boat trip in the Elounda bay  Additional Info:Included : Bus, guide, boat fare, BBQNot included : Entrance to Spinalonga :8 € 

$293.79 Private & Custom Tours

EAST CRETE TOUR up to 4 to 15 customers

KNOSSOS (is the largest Bronze Age archaeological site on Crete and is considered Europe's oldest city) Knossos (also Cnossos, both pronounced /(kə)ˈnɒsɒs, -səs/; Greek: Κνωσός, Knōsós [knoˈsos]) is the largest Bronze Age archaeological site on Crete and has been called Europe's oldest city. Settled as early as the Neolithic period, the name Knossos survives from ancient Greek references to the major city of Crete. The palace of Knossos eventually became the ceremonial and political centre of the Minoan civilization and culture. The palace was abandoned at some unknown time at the end of the Late Bronze Age, c. 1380–1100 BC. The reason why is unknown, but one of the many disasters that befell the palace is generally put forward. In the first palace period around 2000 BC the urban area reached a size of up to 18,000 people.In its peak the palace and surrounding city boasted a population of 100,000 people shortly after 1700 BC. MALIA PALACE (The palace of Malia, dating from the Middle Bronze Age, was destroyed by an earthquake during the Late Bronze Age)ST. NIKOLAS (Agios Nikolaos was settled in the late Bronze Age by Dorian occupants of Lato, at a time when the security of the Lato hillfort became a lesser concern and easy access to the harbor at Agios Nikolaos became more important)KRITSA (is one of the oldest and most picturesque villages in Crete, Greece, built amphitheatrically on a rock hill, named Kastellos, surrounded by olive groves, at an altitude of 375 m.)ELOUNDA  (is a small fishing town on the northern coast of the island of Crete) All the tours are flexible on your needs.*There are not included tickets, entrance rates & tour guide 

$46.08 Cultural & Theme Tours

Guided tour to Agios Nikolaos and Spinalonga including meal

Itinerary09:30 - 11:00 Arrival in Agios Nikolaos, walk with the guide in the town center and free time 11:00 - 11:40 Bus trip to the village of Elounda 11:40 - 11:50 Arrival in Elounda embarkation and departure for Kolokytha island 11:50 - 12:15 Departure and coastal cruise towards Kolokitha Bay 12:15 - 14:00 Arrival at Kolokitha, time for swimming until the BBQ lunch is prepared and served on the boat 14:00 - 14:25 Departure from Kolokytha and cruise towards Spinalonga island 14:25 - 16:00 Arrival on the island of Spinalonga. Guided tour and free time on the island 16:00 - 16:30 Departure from Spinalonga, arrival at Elounda, disembarkation and departure of the bus 16:30  Return bus trip Bring with you:Swimsuit and towelSnorkeling equipmentHatSun protection lotionCameraFood & drinks:The BBQ meal includes pork chop on the BBQ, season salad, feta cheese, bread, season fruit, a soft drink or a glass of wineA vegetarian meal can also be offered upon requestIn Agios Nikolaos you can purchase food and drinksOn board of the boat, apart from the BBQ included, there is a bar where you purchase drinks, sandwiches and ice-creamsA small kiosk bar is available in Spinalonga islandWC facilities:No facilities are available on board of the busIn Agios Nikolaos you can use WC in most of cafes and restaurantsFacilities are available on board of the boatFacilities are available on the island of Spinalonga