Agios Nikolaos Travel Guide
Shopping Good clothing and shoe shops, as well as high-quality jewellery stores are available in Agios Nikolaos. The street market is a good place to find clothes, plus traditional foodstuffs, local thyme, honey, herbs, fruit and vegetables. The resort is fashion-forward in many ways, with visitors and locals often dressing up in designer labels for a night out.
Restaurants The Agios Nikolaos lake area is full of tourist-orientated tavernas that charge more for the location than the quality of the food. Aggressive waiters try to pull tourists into the restaurants, and a firm 'no' is sometimes required. That said, some of these 'advertisers' can be charming. The most fashionable places to dine out are along the harbour.
Nightlife Agios Nikolaos used to be famous for its bar culture, when thousands of holidaymakers would flock over every year for a good party. Today, it still maintains a few 'touristy' bars serving up the traditional mix of 80s disco music, and a couple of British-style pubs and sports bars. The more modern and relaxed cafe-bars on the south side of the harbour tend to attract more customers, and are popular with locals as well as tourists, which makes them feel more authentic.
Activities The area around the Agios Nikolaos resort is ideal for hiking, and the coastline lends itself to all kinds of watersports. Just about every kind of holidaymaker will find something to their liking. Along with the sandy and pleasant Almyros Beach, visitors can enjoy a number of pebble beaches, which may be better on windy days. The resort's various hotels have swimming pools, tennis, basketball, and volleyball courts. The town council organises a programme of cultural events every summer season, some of which are staged in the small theatre on the lake.
Negatives Restaurants and tavernas down by the harbour tend to be pricey and party animals may be disappointed with the limited nightlife options in Agios Nikolaos.