About Agios Nikolaos
The North side of Zakynthos is like a step back in time!
Small traditional villages, with some of the best preserved buildings on Zante, survivors of the 1953 earthquake. Smiling locals ready to welcome you. Scenic drives and dramatic cliffs make the perfect experience of a Greek Holiday. Agios Nikolaos is a small settlement with a small cove on the north-eastern side of Zakynthos. It’s situated 30km away from Zakynthos Town and 35km away from Dionisios Solomos – International Airport.
The fine pebbles beach and the clear, deep sea are ideal for swimming and relaxing. Apart from Agios Nikolaos beach, the famous Makris Gialos beach and Xygia (sulphur) springs are also are famous for their unspoilt beauty and crystal clear emerald waters. Makris Gialos beach has a pebble beach and its crystal waters are ideal for snorkelers who love to explore the sea caves. Xigia beach is known for its therapeutic Sulphur Springs and mineral waters which flow up from the seabed. These natural spring waters are particularly rich in collagen and make the water highly therapeutic and extremely relaxing.
There are many taverns around where you can taste fresh fish, local dishes and traditional Greek delicacies
The small port is always full of fishing boats, yachts and excursion boats that will get you to Blue Caves and Navagio (Shipwreck) Beach. The magnificent Blue Caves are one of the islands natural attractions and some of the most beautiful in Greece. They are located on the coast just below our Villas and the lighthouse at Cape Skinari. The Blue Caves are famous for the reflection and diffusion of sunlight within the caves; turning the water into an impressive azure translucent blue. The most famous beach in Zante, and in fact in most of the Mediterranean, is the Navagio (Shipwreck) Beach.
Shipwreck Bay, also known as ‘Navagio’ can only be reached by taking a boat trip, or seen from the top from the viewing platform above the cliff.
Approaching the beach from the sea provides a breathtaking spectacle – the huge cliffs surrounding the bay, bright white pebble sand, blue turquoise waters, and the stranded ship.
If you feel like travelling to another island, the ferry is departing daily in the morning and arrives back late afternoon from the port to Pessada of Kefallonia.