Agios Nikolaos changes its faces according to your mood. Since it is loaded with memories and customs from the past, it is a traditional place for those who have a longing for the good old days.
Αt the same time it is a cosmopolitan meeting point for those who love fun, a paradise of peace and quiet for those who want to relax, a centre of European standards for the demanding, and an ideal summer resort to spend your holidays.
The lake of Agios Nikolaos is obviously the most beautiful ornament of the town.
It is linked to the sea by a narrow canal, which adds to the beauty of the lake, while its natural surrounding red rocks between the trees turn it into a site of great attraction as one can enjoy a wonderful view while sitting comfortably at any of the coffee shops next to the multi coloured fishing boats.
The small, especially well attended port of Agios Nikolaos, has its own charm, as it is surrounded by the picturesque tile-roofed houses and it is illuminated in the evenings by the lights of the shops and those of the “kaikis” and the boats moored at the big dock.
This is the starting point of the fishing boats doing their day trips to Spinalonga, Elounda and the picturesque Mirabello Bay.
Innumerable are the occasions for amusement in many bars and discotheque or in centres with genuine Cretan “glentj”, always accompanied with local wine and strong raki.
The variety of athletic installations is at the disposal of every athlete, sports fan and amateur of sports, local and visitor. Grounds of football, tennis, volley, basket, beach volley, mini golf, swimming-pools... offer opportunities of exercising and amusement.