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Things to do in Agios Nikolaos, Greece

 
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Agios Nikolaos is one of the major cities of Crete. It is located 80 km-s west from the airport Heraklion.

It isn't so touristy like Hersonissos. There are some nice buildings, a lake in the middle of the town, and a sandy strand. It is very pleasant and there are many things to do, but it's not so crowded, which is a great plus for it taking in account the other Greek cities. Kids loved it and so did we, you can take great walks among the narrow streets of the town and also inside it.

 

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Because we had so much time left at the end of our trip through Greece, we went to Crete. It was a great idea, i didn't want to have missed it. Everything is wonderful here. The land, monuments and also the people, who are exremely friendly... Read more »

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