Agios Nikolaos, a true Zakynthian gem, is a picturesque village of the north which holds the lion’s share of the island’s beauty. Cosy houses, welcoming locals going about their everyday life, and petite harbours with local fishing boats paint a vintage picture of a bygone era.
Submerge in the deep sparkling waters of Agios Nikolaos beach, only 700m from villa Nissaki. Within a short driving distance reach Makris Gialos beach, of legendary charm, due to its emerald deepwater embraced by wild rocky cliffs, where you can lay back or snorkel towards the Blue Caves. Xigia beach, also in close proximity to villa Nissaki, is a golden sand shoreline of sulphur waters for a softening experience and natural reinvigoration. Perfect for relaxing, the small crowd beaches close to the villa allow for isolated moments of soothing pleasure.
Local Markets & Shopping
Volimes abounds with gift shops, locally produced savoury and sweet treats on sale and many aromatic delicacies, such as herbs and honey to enjoy during your stay or take back home.
Bars & Restaurants
A variety of Greek taverns using local produce and fresh ingredients can be found in Agios Nikolaos, as well as restaurants by the sea or in the area of Volimes. Try traditional dishes with fish or seafood and other delicacies. Head to Zante town for more restaurants featuring cuisines of the world and bars with a view of the scenic harbour.
Points of interest
Agios Nikolaos offers beautiful coastal scenery, but don’t miss out on the Blue Caves and the Navagio (Shipwreck) beach, both of which you can visit by boat. Reflecting the colour of the sea, the Blue Caves offer a unique image for those who never cease to be amazed by nature. A spectacular panoramic view of Navagio beach is yet another highlight of your stay in Zakinthos island. Take the ferry from Pessada port and make a day trip out of a visit to Kefalonia island.