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Diving

During your vacation in Agios Nikolaos, you will have a unique opportunity to diversify your usual activities and explore the fabulous underwater world of the Mediterranean Sea in its full glory. The water is clean and transparent in this region, so there are many certified diving centers where visitors can master scuba diving, rent quality equipment of the fitting size, and head to the deeps of the sea.
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You can try scuba diving individually or together with a friendly instructor. However, tourists should keep in mind that in Agios Nikolaos this extreme entertainment is allowed only in certain areas and mostly during the daytime. However, if you have the necessary qualification, you can try night diving too. Diving starts either from the boat or from the beach.
Once under the water, you will see exotic fish, octopuses and shellfish of the Mediterranean, as well as the incredibly attractive bottom line. Corals, underwater caves and rocks, small islands and cavities await new explorers. Divers can also see ancient sunken ships that once were used to transport olive oil or can see old mines that have been there since military actions. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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Fishing

If you like sea and ships, Agios Nikolaos can offer many entertaining activities to you, and fantastic fishing is one of them. Head to the port where you will see many small ships with the “Fish trip” label. These ships transfer tourists every day starting from 9 am (as a rule, up to 10 passengers on one ship) to a marine excursion, during which vacationers can participate in fishing. The tickets are available in the excursion bureau. As a rule, the price ranges from 20 to 30 euro.
Agios Nikolaos lagoon, Lake Voulismeni One of these small ships will take you from the haven to the Mirabello Bay. Most ships make a stop there, so visitors can enjoy fishing during several hours, enjoying fresh air and tender sun. Vacationers are provided with the rod and everything else needed for fishing. The crew will make sure that their guests feel comfortable and do not worry about anything.
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After that you will head to Kolokithia that is famous under a more poetic name, the Blue Laguna. You will sunbathe and swim there, while the crew prepares the fish you caught while fishing. An experienced chef will grill the fish, turning it into a delicious lunch. On your way back to Agios Nikolaos, you can enjoy fishing again. Even if you are not a fishing enthusiast, such a journey will not leave you indifferent and will surely leave many sweet memories.
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Nautilus Catamaran

If you have always wanted to see the beauty of the underwater life of the Mirabello Bay, which is located not far from Agios Nikolaos, but do not want to try scuba diving, Nautilus Catamaran is the perfect solution. The bottom of this submarine is made of glass, and its length is 5 meters. Nautilus was built with one primary purpose – to offer unforgettable sea voyages. During such an adventure you will also be able to see the life of Mediterranean creatures in their natural habitat.
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Nautilus leaves the Agios Nikolaos port several times a day, on 11:00, 13:00, and 15:00. Each ride lasts 75 minutes. It is possible to buy tickets, the price of which is 15 euro, directly in the submarine, but there is a risk that there will be no free seats. You can also ask your hotel’s staff to book a ticket for you. The underwater part of the excursion lasts approximately 40 minutes, and during the remaining time, you will enjoy a usual boat ride.
Agios Nikolaos Nautilus has enough space for up to 46 passengers. The compartment with the transparent floor has seats is specially designated places to ensure correct weight distribution. You will be able to see turtles, octopuses, fish (the staff feeds them in order to lure more underwater creatures close to the submarine). You will feel like the sea bottom is right below your feet – it’s a truly unforgettable feeling! During the tour, guides will tell you the history of Agios Nikolaos in different languages.
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♥   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
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