Aghios Nikolaos

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A picturesque and busy fishing town that is ideal for for anyone seeking a lively, fun-filled holiday.

Description

Lively and lovely, Aghios Nikolaos sits on the beautiful Gulf of Mirabello, a picturesque harbour town full to bursting with cafes, tavernas and tourists. As well as a marvellous array of places to eat, drink and be merry, Ag Nik, as it's known locally, enjoys a coastline broken up by a varied supply of sandy or pebble beaches where water sports are widely available, and plenty of reminders of Greece's ancient history remain to satisfy the most ardent culture lover. On holiday here, you'll never be short of things to do.

A bustling resort with oodles of charm, Aghios Nikolaos is probably best known for its 'bottomless lake', actually about 64 metres deep and the subject of many a brochure's glossy cover. Voulismeni, as it is known locally, was, according to legend, Goddess Athena's favourite bathing spot. In a harsher reality, it is also where retreating Germans dumped ammunition and tanks after WWII - trophies never reclaimed from the unfathomable depths, in spite of Jacques Cousteau apparently conducting dives here in an attempt to find the lake's source. Today, though, it is the centrepiece among numerous tavernas and cafes where you can enjoy anything from a light snack to a full meal or a soothing drink as the sun sets.

Pick Aghios Nikolaos if you enjoy being at the heart of the fun, without sacrificing the scenery or a sense of the traditional. You'll find visitors of all ages enjoying this pretty resort and all it has to offer, including the numerous historic sites and cultural attractions.

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