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Affectionately referred to as ‘Ag Nik', this picturesque port of call is situated on the eastern part of Crete. Built around the famous ‘bottomless' lake of Agios Nikolaos, this destination continues to fascinate visitors. If archaeological findings and relics interest you, then you'll find the ‘Archaeological Museum' a real treat. Another fascinating place is the 'Folklore Museum' which overlooks a glorious lake. It is here that you can marvel at woven textiles, embroideries, handicrafts and a model of an old traditional Cretan house. The remains of the ancient city of Lato, the Church of Agios Nikolaos, and the fort on Spinalonga isle are the other must-see attractions in Agios Nikolaos. If lounging on the beach is more your thing, then you'll find a number of small beaches too.
In Aghios Nikolaos you'll discover a wide selection of souvenir shops with various items on offer. If you want to do a spot of shopping then popular purchases include leather, jewellery, Thyme Honey, woven fabrics and house décor.
The local currency is the Euro. Aghios Nikolaos is 2 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+2).
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