Despite being one of the island's most popular resorts, Aghios Nikolaos is still packed with plenty of authentic Greek charm, with traditional tavernas offering a warm welcome and tasty local dishes, and several quaint shops to browse. The town is centred around Lake Voulismeni where, according to myth, the goddess Athene used to bathe. The lake is lined with places to eat and drink as well as a handful of little boutiques, with a particularly great atmosphere in the evening. The town has several little sandy and pebble coves too, making the resort a great choice for beach lovers. Or, if history and culture is more your scene, you can visit the archaeology museum, ethnological museum or catch the boat to Spinalonga Island and visit the 16th century Venetian buildings - don't forget your camera!
Staying in Aghios Nikolaos give syou the perfect opportunity to sample the laid-back, traditional Greek way of life. You can spend your time browsing the local shops before enjoying a bite to eat at any of the local tavernas, many overlooking the lake, before a fun-filled afternoon exploring the historical sites this popular resort has to offer. Or, if you prefer something more adventurous, there are plenty of watersport facilities to be found during the summer at the local beaches, which are all Blue Flag approvied by experts.