GREEK WEEK: TOUR DE AGIOS NIKOLAOS

After almost two weeks at home I finally found time to do a Greek week. Basically this week I will be telling you all about the place we stayed at for a month and what you can do in the town as well as which other places that are nearby to visit.

Today I will represent you Agios Nikolaos. This lovely town is quite big and touristy, but still has a very original Greek feeling to it. It has all sorts of monuments and attractions you can visit. The town has four main attractions and neighborhoods that have its own character.

First is the marina. It’s very big and mostly serves as a strolling place for locals. Mainly they head out late at evening, but it’s not rare to see someone running along the berths at 7 am. The place has showers, toilets, wi-fi, so the people that are staying are fully covered. Also, there are a large number of foreigners staying, so they often have celebrations of their own holidays and they create this lovely community. Right next to marina is a beach that is very popular, but the water isn’t the cleanest. If you continue your way towards the center of town you will see a lot of restaurants and smaller specialized stores.

Next is the lake. I would describe this as shopping area. There are two main streets that run along the lake and are full of souvenirs shops as well as some grocery stores, remember they have significantly higher prices than others. For the most amazing view of lake turn left at the roundabout and walk 500 m on steep hill. Above the lake there’s again number of bars and plain benches to sit. Come here if you take a meal on the go and want nice view for a lot less than it would cost you at the nearest restaurant.

Although port isn’t very big is still very important. The boats that offers daily runs to Spinalonga are anchored there and so are the cruiseships that come in the town occasionally. Along the port are situated a lot of delicious, but not very expensive restaurants and even a few nightclubs. Looking from the lake if you turn left from the port you will arrive to Amoudi, a part of AN that has beautiful beach and a few luxury hotels.

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The last, but not least is the suburbs area. All the things you need to survive are located here. For food shop head to a bit pricier Halkidakis or cheaper, but a little further Lidl. If you are looking for paintings, nice furniture or handmade leather sandals this is the place for you. It might not look to attractive, but it’s sure fun to discover.

 

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