This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Agios Nikolaos. To help you make friends with Agios Nikolaos before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
On the Greek island of Crete lies Agios Nikolaos, one of the more enthralling towns on the island. This sparkling hub mixes traditional Greek living during the day with a thriving modern nightlife. Although small, Agios Nikolaos is a popular spot for tourists and travellers alike as it is welcoming to all visitors, local and international alike.
Whilst its buildings are simplistic, this Greek town is a very fashionable destination, with its stylish shops and boutiques, endless bars that light up the harbour, and the coastal beauty of the bay. However, do not let the glamour of Agios Nikolaos make you think you can’t enjoy a holiday here on a budget - there are many hostels to choose from that are affordable and comfortable, and all come with the typical hospitality of the Greeks.
Hostels in Agios NIkolaos are plain and cheap in comparison to the luxury holiday resorts that you will find in Crete, but the budget of these hostels is what makes them ideal, giving you extra cash to enjoy the Mediterranean cuisine, the markets, and the amusements that come out at night.
Sleep at a hostel, and enjoy your time out in the sun by visiting the small lagoon that is Lake Voulismeni, and the small but beautiful beaches. Agios Nikolaos has lots of flora and fauna that make it a gorgeous place to explore. If you want to go when it’s hot, then visit in July and August.
There are a few museums in this town, but the true interest of the Greek town lies in its hustle and bustle and its chic harbourside atmosphere. Agios Nikolaos is a modern Greek paradise, perfect for anyone wanting to experience the finer things in life, whilst still taking the opportunity to stay in humble accommodation across the town.
Written by local enthusiast for Agios Nikolaos hostelsJakob Lombardi