Mikro Village Hotel

Xirokambos, Agios Nikolaos, Greece, Distance from city centre: 2.4km

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Mikro Village hotel is located 1,2 km from the heart of Agios Nikolaos, on the western end of the Greek island of Crete. This large property features attractive white buildings with red roofing nestled amidst lush, green gardens, with hints of blue from the large outdoor swimming pool and ocean.

Youll wonder why you didnt take your vacation sooner as you cool off with a dip in the pool then lounge next to it sipping a drink from the swim-up pool bar. And why not devote some time to yourself in the gym with a good workout, or play a round of tennis on the hotel tennis court. And you wont need to worry about the kidsa game room provides entertainment with electronic games and billiards, and theres an outdoor play area with mini pool as well.

There are several beaches to choose from in the area. Xirokambos which is located less than 1km away is said to be one of the most beautiful on the island. The smaller beach of Ammoudar is located 2 km from Agios Nikolaos, and is great for water sports. The municipal beach of Almiros is located south of the city, and is known for the dense greenery that surrounds it. And the ever-popular Elounda is 11 kilometers north of Agios Nikolaos.

Mikro Village offers 68 guestrooms with 5 family rooms, 12 garden rooms; and 51 rooms located in the main building. Among the main building and garden guestrooms, guests can choose from double and triple rooms. All feature kitchens and large balconies. Some offer sea views.

Conditions:

Check-in: 14:00
Check-out 11:00

Payment by cash or credit card upon arrival for the remaining balance.

Prices are per person per night.

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Hotel Facilities & Policies

  • 24 hour reception
  • 24 hour security
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bar
  • Book exchange
  • Breakfast Included
  • Cafeteria
  • Cots available
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Fax Service
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free Wifi
  • Hair Dryers
  • House Keeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Lounge
  • Luggage Storage
  • No Curfew
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Swimming Pool
  • Taxes included
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk

Cancellation Policy

This property has a 1 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.

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How to get to the hotel, from Herakilon (HER) airport.

When you arrived at Herakilon airport you walk straight out of the airport to the main road where you see the road sign Agios Nikolaos 68km. Just ten meters behind the sign between the parked cars you see a little bus sign; this is where the green coaches from Minoas Buslines stop every half hour, from 8:30 till 17:00. Just tell the driver or the ticket sales men to bring you to Agios Nikolaos you can put the suitcases in boot of the coach. Tickets will cost you Euro 6,80 and the bus tour takes around one hour and shows you all little towns and nature among the coast off Crete.
At the bus stop of Agios Nikolaos there are always a couple of taxis waiting for you a taxi to the hotel cost between Euro 6 and Euro 8 depending on the driver.

You can also take a taxi from the airport to the hotel average cost are Euro 60, -- in low season and Euro 80, -- or more in high season. Agree a price before you get in to the taxi.

If you rent a car at Herakilon (HER) airport the journey to the hotel is only a half hour. When you leave the airport you�ll see a road sign saying Agios Nikolaos 68km A new highway was built last year that goes directly to Agios Nikolaos. Just follow the signs its very easy, its a straight road, no turns.

Located Near

Beaches.
There are numerous beaches in the area. From small coves to large sandy beaches with water sports and catering facilities. All the beaches of Aghios Nikolaos have gained a good reputation and have been awarded the European Union's BLUE FLAG, for maintaining a consistenly high standard under the management of the Municipality every single year. The definition of a beach with a BLUE FLAG is: Clear water, sound environmental and saftey policies, good infrastructure and facilities, educational programs.

The Lake.
The Lake is at the heart of Aghios Nikolaos and is the most charming feature. Legend has it that it is bottomless and according to mythology Athena and Artemis bathed in its waters. It is surrounded by terracotta coloured rocks and tress and linked to the sea by a canal. There are many restaurants and cafes around the Lake. Many of the events and festivals also take place there.

The Church of Aghios Nikolaos.
This Church has given its name to the town of Aghios Nikolaos and is situated to the north of the town on a small peninsula. Is is one of the earliest and finest examples of the 1st Byzantine church architecture in Crete. It is quite a small church that was built between the 7th and 9th century, during the Iconoclastic period. In the dome there are fragments of the first wall paintings wich are partially covered by anather layer of frescos from the 14th century. Opening hours: 16:00 - 20:00.

The Church of Panagia Vrefotropohos.
It is situated in the centre of the town. It was founded in the 12th century and there are very interesting paintings from the 13th and the 14th century depicted on the walls. There is a tomb next to the entrance dating from 1602 wich belongs to the Castellano de Mirabello.

The Marina.
The Marina of Agios Nikolaos is built to European standards and has the capacity to berth 255 boats. Its is the gateway to Crete and Greece and it offers easy access and safe mooring to those sailing from the Mediterranean and the Black Sea to North Africa and vice versa. It is only 80 miles from the famous Aegean islands of Santorini and Myconos. Its unique position in the centre of the town enables visitors to enjoy all that Agios Nikolaos has to offer, and allows visitors easy access to the archeo;ogical sites of Crete, the traditional villages of the area and other places of intrest. www.marinaofaghiosnikolaos.gr

Municipal Art Gallery.
Located close to the main square of Aghios Nikolaos in the pedestrian street. It is a neoclassic building wich has been carefully renovated. It offers a novel approuch to culture acting as a multi porpose venue. There are many exhibitions throughout the year with artists from all over the world.

Archaeological Museum.
The Archaeological Museum of Aghios Nikolaos is one of the most important in Crete and has been in operation since 1969. It houses collections of very important archeaological finds from the whole of Eastern Crete, an area extending from Malia as far as Zakros. These are displayed in chronological order from the Neolitic period (5700 - 2800 B.C.) to the end of the Roman times (100 B.C. - 400 A.D.) Its showcases include more than 1500 vases from the 3th millenium B.C. as well as gold and copper finds (the most ancient found in Crete). Opening hours: 08:30 - 15:30 (monday closed)

Folklore Museum.
This was established in 1985 by the Cultural Association of Eastern Crete and is situated on the ground floor, next to the Tourist Office by the Bridge. It gives a fascinating insight into traditional Cretan life. There are many dispalys of traditional Cretan handcrafts, unique to the region such as textiles, woven goods and intricate embroidery with imaginative designs. A model of a traditional Cretan house, equipped with households goods and cooking implements has also been set up here. Books, manuscripts, old phothographs, paintings, weapons, coins, multi-coloured woven rugs and examples of traditional Cretan costumes complete the collection. Opening Hours: 10:00 -14:00 & 17:00 - 20:30

'IRIS' Museum.
The IRIS museum is housed in a protected neoclasssical building which dates back from the end of the 19th century and is situated in the pedestrian street at the heart of Aghios Nikolaos. Crete has always been of great botanical interest. East Crete has over 150 species of endemic plants in Crete. A visit to IRIS will give a fascinating insight into the flora world of our area.

Open-air Cinema 'Christina'.
Fans of the cinema can enjoy a unique experience at the open-air cinema 'Christina'. This is located near the Lake. The program is changed weekly and the up to date films are shown in their original version with subtitles. It has a capacity of 700, and is equipped for theatre performances as well as musical concerts that take place during the summer.

Must see atractions nearby Aghios Nikolaos.

Spinalonga.
The most famous island off Crete, this impressive rock fortress is located at the n.w. entrance of the Bay of Elounda. Its castle was founded in 1579 and built during the Venetian occupation using material from an older fortress. During the period 1669 untill 1715, it acted as a place of refuge for Venetians, Hainidons and Outlaws. From then it was inhabited almost exclusively by Muslims untill 1903, when it was turned into a lepar colony by order of the Greek goverment. This function ceased in 1957 and it has been uninhabited since then. The restoration of its public buildings, housing and artwork has reconstructed both its history and poignancy, while also appreciating the magnificence of the fortress, the island itself and its spectacular scenery.

Panagia Kera.
The most popular Byzantine monument in Crete (13th - 14th A.D.) is located in Logari, 1 km east of Kritsa. This triple-nave Byzantine church is dedicated to the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, to Saint Anthony and Saint Anna. Its adorned with superb wall paintings and a further fourteen scenes depicting the secret life of the Virgin Mary. Visiting hours 08:30 - 17:00.

Lato - Kritsa.
This is one of the most well-known and best preserved ancient Greek cities on Crete. It was built by the Dorians in the 7th century B.C. It reached its peak from the 4th to the 2nd century B.C. and was one of the strongest cities in Crete. It is built on a fortified mountain with a panoramic view of the Bay of Mirabello. It was named after the goddess Litos (Doric Lato) the mother of Appolo and Artemis. It was a state with its own currency, calander and its port was Kamera, now known as Aghios Nikolaos. It is said to be the birthplace of Nearchos, the explorer and the great admiral of Alexander the Great. Visiting hours 08:30 - 15:00 (Monday closed)

Ancient Olous - Elounda.
One of the most important cities during Minoan times. It is located near Elounda and today it lies below sea level. The remains are visible on a calm day. It had its own governmental and legal system. They minted their own coins many of which bore the head of Artemis Britomartis and Zeus holding an eagle or a polphin. They worshipped the gods of Tallaios Zeus, Appolo and Artemis Britomartis. During 1937 the French Archeaological School of Athens Excavated and discovered the floor of an early Christian Basillica decorated with beautiful mosaics which are still visible today.

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