Agios Nikolaos is an extremely popular spot. Numerous restaurants, bars, and night clubs give the place its characteristic cosmopolitan atmosphere. A beautiful lake dominates the place. Legend has it that the goddesses Athena and Artemis used to bathe in its waters which are connected with the volcano in Santorini.
A narrow channel of water connects the lake with the sea, while an imposing backdrop of red rock and trees adds to the natural beauty of the scenery. Near the lake, an open theater hosts artistic and cultural events throughout the summer.
The Marina of Agios Nikolaos, well protected in all weather conditions, is built to European standards and is capable of accommodating up to 255 boats all year round. The Marina provides all the necessary facilities for a pleasant short or long stay for yacht passengers and a safe environment for the boats.
The beach just west of the Milatos Beach is located 33 kilometers northwest from Agios Nikolaos, approximately 2 km from the village of Milatos. This sandy beach in front of the Hotel 'Minos Imperial' is the best in the region and this leads to a small dirt road from the beach of Milatos.
The small sandy beach of Milatos front of the small fishing village located 34 kilometers northwest from Saint Nicholas, 2 km north of the village of Milatos. The beach is well protected from the usual winds that blow in the region and has a small port that accommodates small fishing and tourist boats.
The quietpebble beach of Agios Panteleimon is located 12 km South from Agios Nikolaos (next to the beach Karavostasi) ahead of the holiday village and Istro on the main road leading from Agios Nikolaos to Sitia and Ierapetra. Beach is sheltered from the wind.
The long sandy beach Almyros is the best beach in town, located about 1 kilometer south of the center of Agios Nicholaos in a well protected from the wind inlet. It is very well organized beach providing swimmers all the comforts with deck chairs and umbrellas, almost in the city and ideal for families with young children because it has shallow waters.
The sandy beach Ammos is located near the city center and is sheltered from the winds. Visitors to the beach have at their disposal all the tourist infrastructure of the city for accommodation, food, fun and entertainment, shops,many services and the opportunity before or after their swim to see all the beauties of the city and the region.
Located 13 km south of the city of Saint Nicholas in the tourist village Istro next to the Chryssi Akti beach in front of the hotel Istro Bay Hotel. Great sandy beach in a cove with turquoise waters and very well organized (sunbeds, umbrellas, sea sports etc).
Based within the hotel complex, directly on the beach, our facilities include a classroom with modern teaching materials, such as, books and videos in different languages. Authorized by PADI, CMAS, BSAC and IANTD with qualified and experienced instructors, we offer a wide range of courses, according to programs, from the above worldwide recognized organizations.