Agios Nikolaos

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Agios Nikolaos is in the Mirabello gulf on the northern coast of Crete overlooking the Agii Pantes islet. It is a popular destination for sailors and hosts a developed marina. The town also has an inner lake which is a haven for low craft. Ag Nik as it is also known is a delight to visit, has plenty of bars, tavernas, and two small beaches in the town and a larger beach to the south.




"Agios Nikolaos or Aghios Nikolaos (Greek: Άγιος Νικόλαος [ˈaʝoz niˈkolaos]) is a coastal town on the Greek island of Crete, lying east of the island's capital Heraklion, north of the town of Ierapetra and west of the town of Sitia.

In the year 2011, the Municipality of Agios Nikolaos, which takes in part of the surrounding villages, claimed 27,074 inhabitants. The town is a municipality of the Crete region and sits partially upon the ruins of the ancient city of Lato pros Kamara." Wikipedia









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Sitias Airport
1 . Sitias Airport
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Sitias is a small airport on the eastern side of Crete and only has a few domestic flights to major Greek cities.





Nearby Marinas, Harbours and Anchorages

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Marina Agios Nikolaous Marina
1 . Marina Agios Nikolaous Marina
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The Marina of Agios Nikolaos (Ayios Nikolaos) is a well protected marina in all weather conditions, it is built to European standards and is capable of accommodating up to 255 boats all year round....

Lerepetra Harbour
2 . Lerepetra Harbour
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An ancient castle overlooks the harbour. The harbour has several large motor and fishing boats along the inside of the breakwater but there is normally plenty of room for yachts to find space. Nort...

Sitia Harbour
3 . Sitia Harbour
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The townside quay is lined with small local boats where the harbour shallows. Yachts are often found moored stern to along the inside of the two outer breakwaters, albeit towards the ends. The harb...

Porto Gouves Marina
4 . Porto Gouves Marina
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Porto Gouves is not to be confused with the adjacent but much shallower harbour to the west, but still caution is advised on depths on the silted approach. The marina is by European standards quite...

Heraklion Fortress Quay Harbour
5 . Heraklion Fortress Quay Harbour
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The quay separates the inner and outer harbours. The inner harbour is host to a mass of small local boats, while the outer harbour is the main port and ferry terminal for Crete. The fortress is on ...

Rodias Harbour
6 . Rodias Harbour
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The sturdy harbour at Pantanassa monastery and beach is just south of the village of Palaiokastro and is home to the Gazi Sailing club. The harbour offers very basic facilities, however there are a...

Kaloi Limenes
7 . Kaloi Limenes
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Also known as Kali Limenes this east facing bay has a tiny harbour to the south and a beach to the north. The harbour is shallow and full of local boats. The beach has a small quay but again to sha...

Galini Harbour
8 . Galini Harbour
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The long break-water provides a large capacity for mooring yachts, although some yachts moor up on the landside, although depths vary. There are very basic facilities, the toilets are found to the ...






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1 . Istro
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Istro is set back from the coast and saddles the land between two sandy beach bays. The eastern bay offering a blue lagoon with sandy shores and an opportunity to anchor for a while in the right co...

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2 . Elounda
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3 . Plaka
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4 . Pacheia Ammos
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5 . Mochlos
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6 . Milatou
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7 . Ierapetra
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8 . Sisi
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9 . Malia
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10 . Makry-Gialos
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11 . Limin Khersonisou
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12 . Anissaras
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13 . Sitia
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14 . Aspolithos
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15 . Kato Gouves
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16 . Gournes
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Gournes is a quiet village to the east of Heraklion with a tiny desolate harbour.

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17 . Palekastro
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18 . Kato Zakros
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A lonely tiny village along the beach on the desolate eastern coast of Crete.

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19 . Heraklion
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20 . Lygaria
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