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The Mysterious Lake of Agios Nikolaos, Crete

Lake Voulismeni (Greek: Λίμνη Βουλισμένη) is an ancient lake located in the center of the city of Agios Nikolaos on the Greek island of Crete.

Gold Wreath Still Adorns 2,500 Year-Old Skull in Crete, Greece

The skull of a crowned athlete with a gold wreath in the shape of a laurel branch still attached to it is perhaps one of the most impressive exhibits in Greece. The flesh disintegrated after 2,500 years, but the wreath...

The Greek Church with the Finest Byzantine-Era Frescoes

The church of Panagia Kera on Crete contains the finest-preserved Byzantine frescoes on the Greek island, and it is one of the most culturally and historically significant churches. Located near the village of Kritsa in the municipality of Agios Nikolaos,...

The Magnificent Church of Saint Nicholas on Syros, Greece

The Church of Saint Nicholas, a magnificent church in Ermoupolis, the capital of Syros, took twenty-two years to build. Overlooking the Cycladic island, Saint Nicholas' construction began in 1848, following the designs of a Greek architect named G. Metaxas. They...

Crete Showcases Rich Ancient History in Three New Museums

Crete is showcasing its rich ancient history with three new archeological museums at Messara, Agios Nikolaos and Archanes. The museum at Messara is ready and opened to the public earlier this month. The Archaeological Museum of Agios Nikolaos is expected...

Drunk Tourist Takes a Dip into an Empty Swimming Pool

A Dutch tourist in Crete was rushed to the hospital with serious injuries after he jumped into an empty swimming pool on Saturday. The incident happened at a hotel in Hersonissos, Crete. Reports say that the twenty-year-old tourist was intoxicated...

The Stunning Greek Island That’s Only a Beach

Lefkada is a popular Greek island known for its beaches, particularly Porto Katsiki and Egremni. However, there is a beach near Lefkada you don't want to miss, and that is Agios Nikolaos, a breathtaking island that consists of a...

Strict Lockdown in Regions Across Greece, Weekend Curfew in Attica

The Greek Minister of Citizen Protection, Nikos Chardalias, announced new, stricter lockdown measures in the regions of Patra, Agios Nikolaos, Mykonos, Santorini and Chalkida Friday. Patra, located in the northwestern Peloponnese, the Cretan town of Agios Nikolaos, and  Chalkida, on...

Hidden Gem of a Chapel Reopens to the Public in Athens

The small, round chapel of Agios Nikolaos Thon, near the corner of Alexandras and Kifissias Avenues, was turned over, fully restored, to the residents  of Athens on Sunday, Saint Nicholas Day. Unknown to all but a few, and previously sustaining...

Lefkada's Agios Nikolaos: The Dream Islet Reminiscent of the Caribbean

Agios Nikolaos is a tiny, sandy island rising out of the Ionian sea, situated next to the island of Lefkada. Its beauty amazes anyone who is lucky enough to visit it, with its turquoise waters and its long sandy beach...