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Sightseeing in Agios Nikolaos - what to see. Complete travel guide

Picturesque nature, clean beaches and entertainments that will fit any taste – these are the main points that attract travellers from all over the world to a wonderful Greek town Agios Nikolaos. The most beautiful hotel complexes are located around Lake Voulismeni. Here you will also find various restaurants and cafés. The majority of them have terraces from which guests can enjoy the view of the lake and seaside.
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The lake is the most famous sight of this town. Nearby are located trading centers and a market, where visitors will certainly find many interesting goods and souvenirs. There is also a rock near the lake. Tourists can climb this rock using a narrow and steep ladder, which will guide you to an old chapel. An observation place is organized here and so all visitors can enjoy the views of the city and examine an embankment in all details. By the way, the embankment is a beautiful place itself and is definitely worth visiting, and if you take a walk along it, you will reach a small and silent bay. Here is located a small and quite original monument in the shape of a shark fin. The obelisk is made of glass, so it looks fresh and unexpected.
It is also worth taking a walk across the docking district, where are located several very good taverns and restaurants. This is the place where you can find best dishes made of fish and seafood. Travelers, who seek really unforgettable experience, may enjoy visiting Spinalonga Island. An ancient fort is located there almost in its pristine condition. This island is also famous for its picturesque nature and unforgettable azure beaches. The excursion lasts almost 10 hours, so visitors have enough time to walk through halls and corridors of the fort, see one of nature reserves and try dishes of the local cuisine. It should be mentioned that Agios Nikolaos is a wonderful destination for rest with kids as the beaches here are clean and silent, and the majority of hotels have special children areas and dining halls. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
In the vicinity of the city, there are a lot of interesting sights also. An excellent example is the Panagia Kera church, and there are many interesting stories associated with this Byzantine church. Its construction began in the 11th century and continued uninterrupted until the middle of the 14th century. Devoted to the Virgin Mary, the church has been perfectly preserved to this day and is considered to be a unique architectural monument.
Agios Nikolaos lagoon, Lake Voulismeni Fans of cognitive excursions should definitely look into the local Archaeological Museum. Its exposition is one of the largest in the world, and is presented in eight spacious halls. Here the unique finds of archaeologists, which were discovered directly on the territory of the city and in its environs, are collected. This museum stores a relic known to the whole world - the skull of an ancient Roman athlete. The age of this exhibit is just under 2,000 years.
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Agios Nikolaos lives a rich cultural life, and during the year several interesting events and national holidays take place in the city. In summer, there is an annual cultural festival "Lato" celebrated, which makes a visit to the city particularly interesting. During the festival, famous theatrical and musical troupes perform on the streets of the city, and master-classes dedicated to national traditions and cooking are held everyday. At this time, tourists can also visit many interesting art exhibitions, as well as learn themselves how to make souvenirs in the national style and prepare popular meals.
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Survived castles around Agios Nikolaos
♥   Castle 'Spinalonga Castle' Spinalonga, 12.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Kazarma fortress' Sitia, 36 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Fortifications of Heraklion' Heraklion, 54.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Koules Fortress' Heraklion, 55 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sightseeing in Greece: things to see

Peloponnese Peninsula is an important tourist object of Greece. There are many legends connected with the peninsula. Most of them are about the ancient city of Corinth and its grandiose temples and acropolis. The temples of Athena and Apollo have survived in best condition. Both the temples were constructed in the 6th century BC. Macedonia is another popular tourist destination. This part of Greece is not only rich in historic landmarks, but is also very beautiful. Spectacular waterfalls, ruins of ancient settlements, odea and oases – you will see all these and even more in Macedonia. Crete Island is simply adored by travellers as this is a wonderful place with rich history. The most famous sights of the island include Minotaur Labyrinth, Minos Palace and around a hundred of other ancient monuments that tell more about Greek gods and heroes. Every city and region in Greece can strike visitors with their rich heritage and share many interesting stories about past centuries. … Open
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