Agios Nikolaos -in the town itself but also in its surroundings- has many beautiful beaches to offer –most of them sandy and organized.
In the town centre you will find Kitroplatia beach.
On the south of the town there are Ammos beach (by the marina) and the municipal beach of the Greek National Tourism Organization, which is one of the pebble beaches of the area.
The most popular beach is Almiros Beach, located 2.5km south of Agios Nikolaos, shaped near the exit of Almiros River, the delta of which is a protected wetland and a little further is another popular beach, Ammoudara.
On the way to Elounda, one of the most cosmopolitan villages of Crete, on the northern outskirts of the town, there are the organized sandy beaches of Ammoudi and Havania.
Elounda Beach is one of the prettiest and the cleanest beaches in Crete. The beach is public but with very good facilities as result of the many luxurious resorts of the village.
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